We have an adorable little apartment that we stay in sometimes so that we can be close to work. This arrangement will last as long as we are looking for jobs that are closer to our dream house. For now, it works and it certainly makes our life interesting.
I was looking for some relatively cheap, easy ways to transform the renter's white walls and create a more cozy space for us to come home to each day after school. I wanted to feel a sense of nature and warmth, since that is what our real house is all about. I'm quite happy with the results.
I spent $3 on two boxes of clear pushpins and a ball of beautiful brown and tan yarn to create a tree mural. I was inspired by a picture that Kathy Barbro of Art Projects for Kids posted of a similar picture. This is my favourite part of the room.
I splurged on a gorgeous piece of fabric to use as a wall hanging. It was about $40. I hemmed the edges before I hung it on the wall. Voila! The renter's white is still there, but it's not the first thing I notice anymore.