When it comes to rental properties, decorating can be a bit difficult. The rules from the landlord, along with the fact that you are only living in this space temporarily, can certainly influence and restrict your decorating decisions. However, this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to make a home out of your rental. Here are a few ways you can make your rental the cosiest place without breaking your tenancy agreement.
Rentals are well-known for having old curtains or barely functional vertical blinds. By switching to fresh, new curtains, you can perk up the look of the entire room. Inject some personality into the room by choosing bright colours, fancy patterns or textured shades!
Removable Wallpapers / Vinyls
Repainting the walls and furniture is not an option in a lot of rentals, but this doesn’t mean you can’t decorate them. Removable wallpapers and decals are a great way to do this, as they can be removed and repositioned without damaging paint or drywalls. There are also a lot of companies that offer custom decals, so you can have any design that you desire.
Sheets and Fabrics
You may not have the space or permission to replace furniture and hardware, but you can definitely change things up through fabric. This includes pillow cases, bedsheets, mats, rugs, cushion covers, table runners and so on.
Finally, the simplest way to make your temporary space feel homey is to add in home accessories. Get some picture frames, bring in a small potted plant, light up your study lamps and show your best tabletop ornaments! Due to their relatively easy-to-carry nature, you can also bring these items to your next rental.