Your dream rental has beautiful, ornate moldings, a working fireplace, and chevron floors, like some beautiful Haussmannien flat on the left bank in Paris. Your actual rental has builder-grade everything, boob lights that lovingly recall the less pleasant aspects of 1992, and no character whatsoever. And your landlord won’t let you paint. So what can you do? Here are a few renter-friendly options that will bring your real apartment a bit closet to your dream apartment, without breaking the bank, or your lease.