10 Fun Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment With Washi Tape

When you live in an apartment, it’s really difficult to decorate without destroying the walls and ticking off the landlord. So what do you do when you can’t paint or can’t damage the walls too much with nail holes? Well, as I’ve discovered over my few years of apartment living, the answer is washi tape. Your first thought is probably, “Um. Tape leaves behind residue AND can leave marks.” You’re right. Regular tape can screw up a wall in seconds flat, but washi tape is different. Available in awesome colors and patterns and known for easy application and harm-free removal, this adhesive gem isn’t like the duct tape or packing tape you might be used to. And the best part — you can use it on basically anything. To show you that I speak the truth, here are 10 fun ways to brighten up your apartment with decorating dream product!

1. Deck out your electrical outlets and light switches

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2. Create temporary photo frames

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3. Add designs to the floor, ceiling, and walls

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 4. Make your doors and hallways pop

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5. Brighten up your cabinets


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6. Bedazzle the fridge and appliances


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7. Give the ceiling fan some love

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8. Display your jewelry with a wall tree


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 9. Tape up your table and chair legs


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 10. Make some DIY washi art

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Have you used washi tape in your current or past apartment? Share how below!

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Audra is a recent college graduate and an aspiring writer based in her home state of Georgia. She’s a lover of the sweetest Southern tea, warm weather, and decorating with lots of color, DIY projects, and shabby chic pieces. Her apartment living journey is still young, so she’s busy navigating the ups and downs and learning along the way. For more from Audra, follow her on Pinterest or check out her website shepenspretty.com.

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