If you live in a dorm or an apartment, chances are your landlord has some rules around decorating. Here are some tips and ideas for damage free decorating, so you can make sure you get that damage deposit back at the end of your stay!


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Use Command Clips, Strips and Ledges

When it comes to damage-free decorating, Command is your best friend.



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Peel and Stick Wallpaper

You can find really cute peel & stick wallpaper from Etsy.



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Peel & Stick Chalkboard

No paint required! We recommend ordering from Etsy for this one as well.



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Temporary Deck Tiles

If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony, these tiles can spruce it up a little! You can grab some at Ikea or BuildDirect.



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Lean Pictures Against the Wall

There’s no rule saying you have to hang them! We think this frame could make a really pretty leaning photo gallery.



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Hang a Wall Tapestry Using Clothes Pins

There’s a great DIY here using clothes pins and Command Strips. You can get really cool tapestries from ModCloth.



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Use a Bar Cart to Display Things

Showcase your array of beverages and other things on a bar cart, they’re fun and stylish. Check out some secondhand furniture stores for a vintage bar cart, or search under furniture on Craigslist.



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Install a Metal Cage Hanging Wall

A great alternative to hanging with nails! Install this one (once again) using Command Clips and Strips. Visit your local hardware store or buy this online from Rona.



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DIY Shelving

Create a cool shelf from an old ladder, or one that leans against the wall instead of having to be drilled in. This ones a DIY project that you could find at your local hardware store, on Craigslist or Kijiji.

If you’re looking for more DIY and decor inspiration, check out some of our MoolaPerks. We’d recommend checking out our deals with BuildDirect, CanvasPop and ModCloth!

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Emily Stewart

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