15 Ways To Disguise The Ugly Sh*t In Your Apartment

Living the rental life has many benefits — namely, the ability to save money and not shell out thousands of dollars on loans and mortgage payments. However, renting often limits the extent to which you can decorate or renovate your living space.

Therefore, most of us apartment-dwellers often end up learning to live with ugly fixtures from the ’70s, vomit-colored bathroom tile, and awkwardly-placed wall vents. These apartment features aren’t necessarily deal-breakers, but they’re definitely not easy on the eyes.

So, what’s a broke-ass millennial to do? Well, you simply have to get your Pinterest on and DIY the sh*t out of your living space, without doing any permanent damage — so you and your landlord can both be happy.

Here are some clever ideas to get you started on transforming your living space from an eyesore to an eyeful!

1. Hide an unsightly popcorn ceiling with some beautiful, silk scarves.

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Check out the tutorial here.

2. Use this roll of faux ivy to cover up the chain-link fence in your backyard.

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You can purchase some here.

3. Take your folding chairs and give them a fabulous makeover.

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Check out the tutorial here.

4. Cover up any ugly backsplashes with temporary adhesive tile (which comes off with the help of a blow-dryer).

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You can purchase some here.

5. Disguise a boring light fixture with a lively lampshade.

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Check out the tutorial here.

6. Use hollowed out books to house any cords or cables that are always major eyesores.

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Check out the tutorial here.

7. A wrought-iron doormat can be perfect for covering up ugly air vents.

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Check out the tutorial here.

8. Adhesive tile decals will add some fun decoration (which can also be easily removed).

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You can purchase some here.

9. Contact paper can really liven up an outdated refrigerator.

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Check out the tutorial here.

10. Temporary wallpaper is a great option for apartments with fugly color schemes.

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You can purchase some here.

11. Use attractive file boxes to house your modem and router.

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You can find the tutorial here.

12. A bit of crown molding can disguise your ugly paper towel holder.

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Check out the tutorial here.

13. Metallic contact paper is ideal for transforming old appliances into updated, stainless steel versions.

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You can find the tutorial here.

14. Hang a hinged canvas over your thermostat — so you can check it when you necessary, but also keep it hidden.

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Check out the tutorial here.

15. Use a rattan clothes hamper to house your trash can or recycling bin.

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You can find the tutorial here.

 

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