In the Pine Cone Hill Giveaway, #327: Jessica B. who wrote:
“Lenox, Links, Scramble…oh my, they are all lovely. Thanks !”
The winner of the Wine Country Pantry Giveaway is #79: Rachel F.
In addition to winning all the goodies, Rachel also posed this question with her entry:
“As we continue through grad school we are still renting housing and it is becoming a bore, and quite frankly getting me down on my decorating abilities. White stark walls, cement walls, old dingy cabinets, etc. What in the world can I do to make this temporary home my own ?”
Great question Rachel! You have the same dilemma many renters face: turning white walls into a stylish and comfortable home that you want to return to at day’s end. There’s not much you can do to dingy cabinets in a rental without permission to paint, beyond giving them a good scrub. As for white walls ? There’s a lot that can be done to bring warmth, color, pattern, and style to your abode.
My Best Tips for Decorating with White Walls:
Splurge on a Colorful Patterned Rug. Pick a bold color or interesting design you love, then go for it ! These two examples by Pottery Barn and West Elm are staged on wood floors, but you’ll have a harder time noticing your less than desirable rental flooring with area rugs like these. Plus, you’ll anchor your seating area and brighten your space.