Everyone has faced the problems trying to decorate a rental home at some point in their life. “Don’t do construction work”, “don’t drill the walls”… We know how difficult it is to have the home of your dreams when you need to discuss and negotiate everything with your landlord.
But, as we always like to say, with just a little bit of ingenuity and creativity you can do anything. Check out our following tips and make your rented home unique and personal. 🙂
1. Pictures on the floor, shelves, and cabinets
The most common rule of a rented place is not to drill holes on the walls without authorised permission. So how can you decorate a rental home with your pictures and paintings without doing it? Easy! Just put all your frames on the floor or shelves. Your house can still look more modern and custom.
2. Sofa covers
You can’t sendyour landlord’s old sofa to the landfill but you can certainly buy a new slipcover and make it look amazing. Also, you will add your personal style to your home decor as well.
3. Relocate furniture
Many times just changing the location of your furniture will completely change the ambience of your home.
Remember to never put furniture in front of the windows and have your curtains open. Let the light come in – your house will seem bigger and brighter.
4. Wall Stickers
Another way to add a personal touch to your home without any noisy and/or annoying construction work is just adding some wall stickers. You don’t even need to buy buckets of paint and bear with the smell (assuming your landlord allows you to repaint the place).
Easily fill big empty walls without making your landlord angry because you can easily remove them at the end of the lease.
Plants are the best way to bring your house to life. Try adding a few green plants with colorful pots and you will see how your home will have another vibe.
It’s also a fast and cheap way to decorate and you’ll be helping the environment.
What makes a home truly unique is to get tiny items for the final touch, so don’t be afraid of accessorizing! Amazon and eBay are full of little articles perfect to make your house look more like you.
7. Textiles, textiles and more textiles
Textiles always make the difference. Carpets, curtains, blankets, tablecloths, it’s an affordable way to add more style to any space.
Your rented house will have a softer and friendlier vibe with all the soft furnishings, making it warm and welcoming on the whole.
8. Lamps & Lighting
Change the lighting of a room and it’ll brighten up again (literally). You can’t even imagine what a new and powerful bulb can do. Also, you can try adding LEDs in some walls. Super simple, yet splendidly spectacular.
9. Personal stuff
Last but not least, your books, pictures, posters – this is hands down the best way to make your house more personal. Nothing speaks closer about the music you enjoy, or how hipster you are with the vinyls you collect.
Try to make sure you put them in places where you and your guests can see them!
And these are our ideas and tips to decorate a rental home!
Hope this article has helped you in decorating your house. If you are looking for more inspiration to decorate a rental home you can also check:
- 6 Ways to Save Thousands When Shopping for Furniture
- Our 9 Favorite Up-cycling Ideas around the House
- 11 Ways your IKEA Sofa can look a Million Bucks
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