There’s a ton of free public domain art available online, like from public library sites or Wikimedia Commons.
All you need after that is a printer and maybe a frame if you fancy.
Display keys from everywhere you’ve lived.
If you have roommates or live with a significant other, add theirs to the collection too!
Order these incredible (fake) signed pictures of random celebrities.
Stack books to make a low surface for display.
(Maybe ones you don’t reach for very frequently, unless you don’t mind moving your house plants around on the reg).
Make garlands from paper cut-outs.
Use paint chips to cover an entire wall.
Use removable poster tape or painters’ tape to minimize wall damage.
Download this adorable printable calendar.
And these even-more-adorable 3D letters.
And these patent-design prints.
And these simple wall flowers.
If you want to decorate with wine/beer bottles or jars, nail polish remover will help take the labels right off.
Use newspaper to make a wall design, like a map.
Or just straight-up use maps.
Who even needs these now that GPS is a thing, amirite? Get the directions for this project here, although I did this in my apartment without the frames and it still looks pretty rad.
Re-cover a boring or beat-up lampshade.
Check out the directions here.
Print out your instagrams.
Even if *you* don’t have a printer for all of these, chances are your office does/your friend does/your friends’ office does/you can spring for a couple bucks to have Staples do it.
Display old t-shirts that have sentimental value.
Hang a favorite quote (or ten).
Use an artful stack of books to hide unsightly things like cords or your router.
Or just strap on a cushion and call it a seat.
You can find plenty of carpet squares for free.
Hang wallpaper samples or pieces of fabric.
Or use leftover pieces of wrapping paper.
Display magazines on hangers.
It’s a step above taping torn covers to your dorm room walls.