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Make your apartment walls POP!

Here are 3 easy ways to enhance the walls in your apartment in DTLA.

So you just moved into an amazing apartment in DTLA at Axis on Eleventh, or was it Axis on Twelfth? Either way, the apartment is beautiful and your furniture fits hand-in-glove. It’s starting to feel like home already. But there’s one thing that needs attention, the walls. It’s the last step before your place is ready for its close-up.

One of the hardest things to do after moving to a new place is to take the blank wall space and fill it. It takes a little planning, a little creativity and a little patience to get from that freshly moved in look to the “OMG, who is your interior designer” look.

The first step is to make sure you have your furniture layout how you want it. Then, take stock of the potential wall pieces you have. Now is the time to really consider if you still like paintings, posters, art, etc., so you can start with only the pieces you love and move on from the ones you’ve outgrown.

Now that you know what you have, take stock of your walls. Big, small, where they are, what might fit here, what might go there. Next, it’s time for a break. Well, kind of. Take some time to research wall décor on Pinterest, Houzz, or any other inspiration for design. Below are some popular techniques to tame that blank wall.

Feature Piece

Do you have a statement piece, something big and bold that you love? Whether it’s an eight-foot wide paper mache moose head or a more tasteful framed painting, a single large piece is the easiest way to do the job of decorating a large wall. If you don’t have a big piece, maybe the money you’ve saved renting your Axis apartment can go toward some oversized art.

Gallery Wall

Ok, so maybe you don’t have that one piece to bring the room together. Consider a gallery look that consists of various smaller pieces to fill the wall. It can be structured, with all the same pieces arranged in an orderly manner, or eclectic, mixing and matching different styles of frames, shelves and objects. Either way, it gives you the chance to showcase the many sides of who you are, and, in essence, creates one large signature collage.

Removable Wallpaper

Until recently, wallpaper was a no-go for a rental apartment. These days they make peel and stick wallpaper that’s easier to take off than to put on, which is good for everyone involved. There is a huge assortment of patterns and designs to choose from and when you get tired of it, it only takes a few minutes to take down.

We hope this inspires you to make your Axis apartment into exactly what you want it to be. And if you need some assistance in hanging bigger pieces, or have any questions, the Axis on Eleventh or Axis on Twelfth front desk can help arrange assistance to get the job done. And if you haven’t already secured one of our enviable apartments in DTLA, schedule a tour today!


    1200 South Broadway Street,
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    1100 South Hill,
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    1200 South Broadway Street,
    Los Angeles, CA 90015