Ideas for Dealing with Rental's Coral Walls Without Painting?

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Q: After a month of blood, sweat, and tears I finally found a quiet basement apartment within my budget in DC. The only issue I have is the landlords asked that I do not paint. I don't mind the color in the bedroom or kitchen, but the hallway and living room is this coral/salmon bright pink color...

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...broken up with white molding. I am looking for some tips and ideas for making the space my own while keeping the basement bright. I am a 22 year old grad student with a minimal budget. Any suggestions, tips, ideas, diy projects? Please help.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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