New rental? How to turn a bland space into a personal haven

  • This image released by Resource Furniture shows the Passo transforming coffee-to-dining table. (Resource Furniture/via AP)

  • This image released by Sproos shows an easy-to-install shower faucet, offering a quick and impactful way to personalize your apartment shower. (Sproos/via AP)

  • This combination of images shows Alexa d’Argence, a senior designer at BAR Architects, in front of her newly renovated dining room hutch, left, and a photo of the dining room before the renovation. (Alexa d’Argencé/via AP)

  • This image released by Resource Furniture shows the Tonale sectional wall bed. (Resource Furniture/via AP)

  • Designer Liz Morrow stands next to her refrigerator covered with a stylish patterned Tempaper removable paper at her home in Tacoma, Wash. (Liz Morrow/via AP)

Even though she was moving into a rental apartment, Alexa d’Argence was eager to put her personal stamp on it.