I'd like my apartment to be really super cool.
August 23, 2007 2:18 PM Subscribe
In a few weeks I'll be moving into a new apartment. I have the option of painting the walls (as long as they go back to white when I move out), and I'd like to do something really cool. What should I do?
posted by Quidam to Home & Garden (18 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be moving in with 2 other girls into a 2 bedroom apartment (I'll have my own bedroom). We want to do something fun and interesting with it, but we don't know what yet. I should also probably note that we're looking forward to this being a hang-out spot for a lot of our friends. We're thinking about maybe doing a wall of chalkboard paint in the living room. For my part, I'd like at least my bedroom to be more interesting than just a solid color of paint. Stripes maybe? Polka dots? I'm open to anything right now.
Yes, I know it'll be a hassle to paint it back white later, and yes, for that reason it would probably be better to stick with the lighter side of the color spectrum. But I do think I want to paint it, as opposed to, say, hanging up fabric or putting a bunch of posters up. I like painted walls. I think it'll be worth it.
I've scanned through the multitude of posts tagged with "paint"
and picked up some good tips, but I guess now I'm looking for anecdotes or ideas relating to apartment-wall-decorating that you've seen or done. Surely some members of the hivemind have done really cool things with their apartments/homes, or have stumbled upon friends' apartments with interesting things done to them, right? Any ideas?