when you decorate an apartment, rental rulescan limit your options. here are 5 ways to make a rental feel more like home. use furnitureto divide the space. position your sofa to separate the living room from the eating areaor use a bookshelf to create the feel of an entry hall. add temporary upgrades. removablewallpaper or wall decals can turn a wall into a statement and they peel off easily whenit's time to move. pretty curtains dress up blah windows. choose accessories that freshenup what looks dated. here, green accents perk up the old yellow tile or try a fabulous rugto cover scratched wood floors. fabric panels can hide a multitude of problems. they makeawkward doorways, nooks and closets look stylish, plus they hide away what you don't want tosee. invest in double-duty furnishings. a
day bed, for example, works as a sofa by dayand a bed by night, and a hutch can hide home-office supplies and books. think of everything youbuy for your apartment as an investment in your next home. spend money on storage pieces,artwork and flexible furniture that will express your style no matter where you live.