When you sign a lease, ask if you're allowed to paint the walls. Most complexes allow you to paint your apartment, with the stipulation that you’ll be responsible for getting it back to its original shade before you leave. If that’s the case, ask the office what brand-name and shade of paint they used. Grab yourself enough of your chosen new colors of paint to paint the walls, and look into going ahead and picking up the paint you’ll need to return it to its base color later on.
Does painting seem like a lot of trouble for a place you may not live in forever? Try temporary wallpaper! Easily removable, temporary wallpaper can be found in intricate and attention-getting designs that make a big impact in smaller rooms.