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2. Embrace removable accentsWall accents are a clever way to give your home an instant facelift, but in a rented apartment, they can seem like an impractical choice, given their traditionally permanent nature. Nowadays, a host of removable accent options are being tailored to rental needs, including removable wallpaper (although these come at a hefty price tag) and wall decals.
There are some wonderful motifs and patterns available in tiles, cladding boards, panels, etc. that are great ways to accent spaces. The kitchen backsplash, the wall behind consoles, and headboards, all stand out when embellished with motifs, transformed from utilitarian surfaces to aesthetic statements. See how the chequered black, grey and white backsplash in this kitchen is a bold and stylish eye-catcher in an otherwise bland white setting? The motif is emphasised by the rectangular black column near the backsplash.7 Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen