How to decorate a small apartment

With 3 roommate sharing an apartment and one common living room, it’s hard to keep their home organized with the front door leading directly into the living room without any formal entryway. And to make matters worse, there is no closet to hang coats. The solution is to build wall panels that can be painted any color and customized to include DIY coat racks, a DIY charging station and lighting with integrated wall sconces. There’s even an IKEA notice board incorporated to act as a home command center of sorts for the roommates to leave messages for each other. You’ll see how easy it is to decorate a small rental apartment with color and at the same time add the functionality of an entryway even if all you have to work with is a big blank wall.

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  3. jyoti

    verry nicely done..thanxx

  4. Joya M

    Hi Isabelle,
    I’m so glad I found your blog. I just LOVE your creative tips and ideas! I, too, am a renter and would like any tips you may share about [possibly] laying laminate flooring over an existing carpeted area of my apartment.
    thank in advance, and keep the videos coming –very much enjoy every single one!

    • Isabelle LaRue

      Hi Joya! Thanks so much! So happy to hear my ideas are helpful to you :) Thanks for watching and stay tuned, a new video is coming out very very soon!

  5. Mercedes

    How sturdy are these panels for holding stuff and can bench seating be installed in front of them without fear of them toppling over on you?

    • Isabelle LaRue

      The panels are very sturdy and as long as you secure them to the wall using the proper anchors, they will not topple over.

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