Spring is a great time to freshen up your space, but as a renter, it can be tricky to make changes to your Yale West space without fear of violating the terms of your lease or losing your security deposit. Luckily, there are plenty of renter-friendly apartment hacks that can help you spruce up your space without breaking the rules.
One easy hack is to switch up your lighting. Swap out harsh overhead lights for softer, warmer light sources like table lamps and floor lamps. You can even add LED strip lights to your bookshelves or under your bed for a cozy, ambient glow.
Another hack to consider is using temporary wallpaper or wall decals to add some personality to your space. Many brands offer options that are easily removable and won't damage the walls, so you can enjoy a fun accent wall without worrying about losing your security deposit.
If you're short on storage space, there are plenty of renter-friendly solutions that don't require drilling into walls or making permanent changes. Look for over-the-door organizers, under-bed storage containers, or freestanding shelving units that can be easily moved or taken down when you move out.
Finally, don't forget the power of plants! Adding a few low-maintenance plants to your space can help purify the air and add a touch of greenery to your decor. Plus, there are plenty of renter-friendly ways to display plants, such as hanging them from the ceiling or placing them on floating shelves.
At Yale West, we want our residents to feel comfortable and happy in their apartments, so we encourage you to try out these renter-friendly apartment hacks to refresh your space this spring. And if you need more space to stretch out or try some new exercises, our fitness center is always available for you to use.