Okay so here are a few ways to make your rental shine. Yes, most of them involve a little elbow grease and hanging something up.
1. Snazz it up by painting the HVAC grates and grilles gold.
And yes, this will make you feel like a Persian prince/ss!
2. Hang up some kitchen art.
No, this won't make you a better cook, but it does make it more home-y, despite the color of your cabinets.
3. Clean and paint old spice jars to refill with the spices you bought in bulk.
Confession: I went through an Asian cooking phase, while Dan was exploring Mexican recipes. We have a lot of spices now.
4. Get those bikes mounted.
Seriously, they were in the way anyway.
5. Make a collage in the stairway.
Use an online photo printing site to print and frame a lot of pictures of your pets. Buy cheap black frames like these at IKEA.