2. Use lighter art. Let your inner high schooler out to play, and adorn your walls with posters, polaroids, postcards and other lightweight items. Use adhesive hooks, Blu-tack or masking tape for a clean look, or work with the messy style and use some pretty Japanese washi tapes.
3. Lean artwork against the walls. This shouldn't even be considered a compromise; propped-up artwork is cool and casual, not to mention easy to rotate and change when the mood strikes. Larger pieces work well on the floor, and smaller ones can be placed atop dressers and bookshelves.
4. Look for display-friendly furniture and fixtures. This tip is a continuation of the one above; consider investing in some furniture which gives you more options for leaning displays. I'm a big fan of the popular leaning bookshelves for this, but quirkier options like a vintage ladder or easel work too. If your place has period fixtures, consider leaning lighter items on a dado rail, or using hanging chains to make use of a picture rail.
5. Use decals. Display options aren't just limited to artwork; there's a huge variety of wall decals, stickers, and removable wallpaper out there which are great for renters.
6. Use paint instead. I know, it's unlikely that a landlord who isn't cool with nail holes would want any hue but "apartment beige" on their walls, but you never know. If you can paint your place, choose a color you love and go for it. When the shade is this beautiful, who needs anything else? Have you ever had to live with blank walls? Share your survival tips below! Images: 1. Home-Designing 2. Vosegesparis 3. Design*Sponge 4. emmas designblogg 5. Blik 6. Design*Sponge