Renting definitely has its perks (like not having to worry about fixing everything that breaks and being able to move on a whim), but it also has its downfalls. When you find out you are having a baby, one of these downfalls is the roadblocks you will run into when setting up your baby's nursery. If you want to change the paint color, put up a wall mural, or hang up curtains or heavy wall art, you may be out of luck. If you have a lenient landlord, count your blessings, but if you don't, it's time to get creative.
Focus on the Furniture
You may not be able to add color to the walls, but you can do whatever you want to your own furniture. If you are crafty, you can re-paint the dresser and changing table and add cute accents on the front of the drawers that coordinate with your theme.
The fabric is Your Friend
The fabric is another easy way to add color to your baby's room. You can use it in a variety of ways. First, you can choose curtains that bring in the colors you desire and hang them using a tension rod so you don't have to put big holes in the wall. Next, you can use large pieces of fabric to cover the entire wall. Once the fabric is hung, it will have a very polished look. You can attach it with simple tacks, nails, or even by using starch spread all over the fabric and the wall.
Work the Wall Decals
When all else fails, you can always turn to wall decals. They are very easy to use and come in a variety of patterns and themes that are sure to complete your ideal nursery. However, you will want to make sure you get the peel-and-stick variety to ensure an easy removal when it comes time to move.
Don't forget the little details when setting up your baby's nursery. You can add color and design in many places all over the room. Choose a cute rug to place in front of the crib. Hang up adorable pictures or wooden letters that spell out your baby's name. Pick out an adorable lamp to put on the dresser. Just don't go too crazy trying to offset the lack of wall color or you will lose the Zen feeling you are trying to create.