One of the hardest challenges renters face is finding ways to add color to apartments. You don’t have to skimp on color if you get creative about using it. If you can’t paint the walls, you can certainly add color or texture to your apartment with furniture and fabrics, including bar or counter stools or colorful printed throw pillows. If you want to add color to an otherwise stark room, choose a theme and use that as the concept around which you add color. If you want to change the look and feel of your living room often – perhaps seasonally – consider choosing neutral colors for your main furniture pieces. Neutral colors are ideal in small places because they create the illusion of openness, even if your apartment is really small. Another smart trick is using brightly colored square storage cubes to create side tables or a night stand for a platform bed, or even use two or three different colored cubes to create your own pseudo coffee table. You can even scour flea markets or second-hand stores for functional pieces to paint and add color to your apartment. In the kitchen, you can add color through your dishes, appliances, table linens, and even flatware.
Reprinted from Apartments.com