Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Renting makes personalizing a home tricky, or at least it did for us. Our 3 rental issues included: 1) Solid concrete walls 2) storage 3) office space . Concrete means you can't hang things very easily. Our solution was picture hanging strips! We created a wall paper effect of floor to celling frames.
The other great thing about picture strips is that there are no holes left in the walls. it also lets our friends and family hang out with us. We moved cross country from Texas to Florida, so it's nice to be "surrounded" by loved ones. To conquer the storage issue, we used baskets everywhere, found a coffee table and tv console with drawers, and used a door to organize our kitchen. Since I work from home, I needed an office, and we made a little nook in our living room. I used magazine files to store papers vertically and more picture hanging strips to hang folders on the wall. It may not be perfect, but we like it.
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