Let's talk lighting. If your space looks like it needs a little love, a light fixture will do the trick. If you don't have a floor lamp, try stacking books to elevate an old table light to the right height. gallery walls instantly transform a lackluster hallway or sitting area. Create your own over a sofa or in the foyer above a console table.
Especially if your place has carpet! Rugs are an easy way to cover up that not-so-cute carpet and can be packed up with you come your next move. Rugs are also a necessity to keep noise down, especially in older apartments with wood floors. Source: Natalie Franke