1. Paint is your new best friend.

If your landlord allows it, paint an accent wall. Something bright will create a focal point for the room, with minimal effort.


2. Bring the outdoors in.

Buy a plant. Or five. They make a room feel more alive and also improve the air quality! Home Depot has many house plants under $10.



3.  Buy a rug, it adds personality!

Even if it’s on top of your apartment’s old carpet. Check sites like Wayfair and Overstock to find a good deal, and check stores like  T.J.Maxx, Home Goods.



4. Own a lot of mismatched furniture?

The answer to this problem again is paint. Choose a bright color to liven the place up, or if most of your furniture is black but you have one light wood piece, you might consider painting that black to match.


5. Upgrade your wall art.

Find cheap new art at stores like Hobby Lobby or TJMaxx. Building up an art collection doesn’t have to be crazy expensive. There are even plenty of websites that specialize in affordable art or just get creative with what you already have!

And don’t forget to protect your belongings with Renter’s Insurance! At Carolina Property and Casualty, we offer affordable coverage with priceless peace of mind.