Apartment Decor Ideas: How to Make It Your Own Without a Thousand Holes in the Walls

It can be challenging to come up with unique apartment decor ideas. If your landlord will charge you a per hole charge at the end of your lease for every nail you put in the wall, you have to think outside of the box.

And it’s not just landlords. My dad has an actual aversion to nail holes in the walls. We had like, three pieces of art on the walls when I was growing up and they never moved. It’s like he had a nail hole quota and we had met it.

11 Command Hook Decorating Hacks for Your Apartment Decor Ideas

Thanks to “Do No Harm” command hooks, nail holes are NO PROBLEM when it comes to your apartment decor (or really any home decor that requires hanging!).

To be honest, it’s not just that they don’t require holes in the wall. It’s that they are SO much easier than using nails to hang and decorate. No matter where you live or how free you are to put holes in your wall, you may just prefer using command hooks for decorating.

DIY Vintage Science Poster

One of the problems with Command Hooks in decor is that the standard white ones are, well… They are built for function, not form.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t use a little paint to jazz them up a little.

The hooks fit in perfectly with these sort of rustic frames for the Vintage Science Poster.

You can get all the details on this project at Liz Marie Blog.

Apartment Approved Wainscoting

This is one I never would have even thought of. Wainscoting without nails? It’s genius.

I have an image in my head of an apartment building and the interiors are mostly cookie cutter, but then there’s this one that when you open the door, it’s like you entered a whole different world

Command Strips can get you that.

You can find the tutorial for this project on Command.com.

Pop of Color In Your Bookcase

Not only can you not put holes in your apartment, you probably can’t paint the walls either.

But you can totally add little pops of color in unexpected places like the back of the bookcase.

I already am scheming a plan to do this to my stairs.

This is another project right off of Command.com

Cozy Reading Nook

From the lighting to the decor to that cute shelf, this cozy reading nook has got command hooks everywhere.

There’s so much personality and life in this little spot. It would be totally unexpected to see a nook this unique in an apartment.

You can find all of the details on the cozy reading nook on Command.com.

Hang Your Quilt

Quilts are very multipurpose. They are quilts to keep you warm. They are also gorgeous and bring color and texture to your room.

They also can be hung on the wall. Which brings color, texture AND the added bonus of sound dampening.

That’s obviously really important in apartment living.

You can find the details on how to hang your quilt on 42 Quilts.

Mason Jar Window Treatment

It will take some trust to try this pretty Mason Jar and fresh flower window treatment.

You have to really believe in the command hooks. You have to trust they aren’t going to give out and you get knocked out be a mason jar and some chrysanthemums.

But it’s so pretty for Spring, right?

You can find all of the details on It All Started With Paint.

Gallery Wall

I struggle with thinking outside of the box. So when I think of a gallery wall and command hooks, I think of somehow hanging the pictures on the hooks.

But you don’t have to do that at all. You can, but if you things that you just want flat to the wall, you just use the adhesive stripes directly on the picture frame. Or whatever.

Why I don’t think of these things, I don’t know, but it doesn’t really matter because other brilliant people do!

You can find the details for this gallery wall on C.R.A.F.T.

An Entire Headboard

There are so many awesome DIY Headboard tutorials that are out there waiting to be tried. But a lot of them require major nails or screws into the wall.

Not going to fly on your apartment walls.

But what if you hang it with command strips? You can. You have to do it the right way and make sure the strips you are using are up for the weight they are going to have to carry, but it can be done.

You can find all of the details for this DIY Headboard on Over the Big Moon.

A Vertical Garden

Plants are gorgeous to use as decor. They bring vitality and color to your home. And it’s fun to get creative with how you display them.

A vertical garden is a great way to show off your pretty plants and now you can do it without any damage to your walls.

Command actually has little shelves with their hanging strips that you can buy and make your own vertical garden.

Pretty Custom Message Board

You can bring your own flavor to this message board/command center that will look pretty and keep you organized with command hooks.

Add some pretty fabric and then some cute pictures and this is a great piece of you in your home.

With no holes in the walls.

You can find the details for this project on Command.com.

Hang Your Curtains

You can dress up the boring window blinds that probably came with your apartment with curtains.

They’ll soften your space and really make an apartment feel like home.

And I can tell you that the next time I have to hang curtains, I will be doing it with Command Hooks. Because doing it with traditional curtain rod hardware is an official pain in the butt.

You can find the details on hanging curtains with Command hooks on The Happier Homemaker.

Let’s Get That Apartment Cozy

Are you so excited to finally add your personal touch to your apartment?

Hang some curtains? Or pictures? Or even a vertical garden?

The possibilities are endless now that you know you can go hole free with Command hooks!