Just because you’re renting your place, it doesn’t mean you have to give up completely on decorating it the way you like. While there are likely going to be some limitations, you don’t need to sacrifice everything you’re dreaming of doing to make your place feel more like home. Many of these hacks don’t require a lot of work at all and will totally be worth it even if you’re staying at a place for just one year. Why not make your place feel like home for 12 full months? Here are some great ideas that any renter can implement their homes.
Using removable wallpaper on your walls is much easier than traditional wallpaper which requires a lot of work and hours to deconstruct. That’s why removable wallpaper is such a great solution — you can apply it in a few hours and then easily remove it. If doing the whole wall seems too daunting, you can always just do one statement wall to simplify things.
If you can’t drill holes into your walls, or if you don’t want to get started with that, you can use Command hook strips to do the trick. Hanging things up is an excellent way to make your home feel more your own. You can go for memorabilia, artwork, and anything else you can think of. Best of all, when you move out, you can just remove the strip and it’s all done.
Use Neutral Paint
Most rental places are actually okay with you painting the walls, though they usually ask that you paint it back to white when you leave. To make your life easier, opt for a neutral paint color that will be easy to cover up when you’re ready to move out. Before you start anything, make sure that it is okay with your landlord to paint.
A great way to add some personality to your rental is to change up the light fixtures. This is a low-risk way to really change up the look of the room, especially if you choose a bold fixture that will make a big statement. You can really go crazy here especially if your furniture is neutral. You can also change the light bulbs to match the type of lighting you prefer.
Change Up The Curtains
This is one of the easiest ways you can spruce up any of your rooms, or all of the rooms with windows. You can choose whatever fabric, color, and style you like best, and of course, when you move out you can also take them along with you to your next home.