Many landlords don’t allow any drastic changes to be made to their properties. So what can you do to add personality and interest to a rented home without risking your deposit? We’ve prepared a whole guide applicable to any rented property, take a look at these tips and ideas and change the look of your rented home completely!
Transform The Walls
Adding some color to your rented home is a great way to make it feel a little more homely. Of course, check with your landlord about painting the walls before going ahead with it. If you aren’t allowed to do that, just go for removable wallpaper as a perfect temporary wall covering that can really elevate your space – there are so many stylish designs available to buy, it’s generally damage-free, and with a ‘peel and stick’ action it can be removed and repositioned as often as you wish.
Retiling your kitchen or bathroom is likely to be out of the question is a rental home. Get some tile stickers: these decals can fit over your existing tiles to create a striking mosaic. And when you move out, you can peel them off again with no harm done to the originals.
such beautiful and delicate watercolor flower wallpaper will immediately give your room a spring-like feel and will refresh it
a modern farmhouse bedroom renovated with botanical removable wallpaper that really gives it a character
give your entryway a character and much interest with cool printed wallpaper and a bit of geometry is always a good idea
modern peel and stick wallaper with a geometric pattern is a great idea to decorate your home in modern style and give it a cool look
stylish grey and white printed tile stickers will easily renovate your kitchen backsplash or will just make it to your taste
even if you don't have tiles in the kitchen, you may add such tile stickers to give more interest and a cool look to it instantly
a white Scandinavian kitchen with a bit of black touches for a contrast and hex tile sticker panels on the backsplash to make it more awesome
a little laundry nook with open shelving styled with tan printed tile stickers to make it more eye-catchy and chic
a modern farmhouse bathroom accented with vinyl tile stickers is a lovely space to be and it shows off its style
a small and stylish mudroom with a black wall accented with white hexagon vinyl tile stickers is amazing
Invest In Light Fixtures
If you lack natural light, consider putting some lamps in the corner of the room. You could choose a lamp that stands out to make it more of a feature piece, rather than just an accessory. When you’re restricted on what you can do, simple changes make all of the difference. Table lamps create focused lights for reading in the bedroom, while in the living room, floor and table lamps create an ambient glow during the evenings and help to anchor the overall scheme.
these amazing gold pendant lamps over the kitchen island highlight the style of the space and add glam and chic to it
such a lovely modern sconce with a touch of copper will add a cool touch to your bedroom and will let you read comfortably
a gorgeous statement gold and bauble chandelier makes this space very glam, chic and bold and helps it stand out even more
these oversized woven lampshades add a lot to the Japandi style of the room and make it very welcoming and cozy
a cool woven lampshade adds to the mid-century modern style of the room and makes it warmer and cozier at the same time
this light green pendant light gives an under the sea feel to the bathroom and makes it look unique and inspiring
this bold and kitschy lamp will make your space jaw-dropping, it's a gilded branch lamp with dusty pink feathers
a fantastic tall floor lamp with an additional side table is a lovely functional furniture piece that will make an accent
accent your mini gallery wall with elegant vintage brass sconces and your artwork will be always seen
this beautiful vintage-inspired black chandelier adds charm and chic to the space and finishes off the look
Go For Statement Rugs
Do you have dull carpets, wooden floorboards or cheap linoleum flooring in your rented home? A statement rug can right some wrongs and change the look of a room, as well as keep the floor intact. Choose a rug that incorporates your favorite patterns and colors to show off some of your personality. It’s important to note that the size of your space and furniture layout are the two main considerations when choosing a rug size. Avoid the common mistake of buying a rug that’s too small. If you’re unsure or between sizes, go on the larger side for a final look that feels thoughtful instead of haphazard.
a neutral modern living room with a green and neutral printed rug that accents the space and gives it a lot of interest
a large neutral blue and whire printed rug is a delicate and chic touch to this modern living room is amazing
a mid-century modern bedroom with a bold green and white geometric print rug that brings color and pattern to the room
this neutral printed rug adds interest and coziness to the room and makes it more welcoming and inviting with its texture
a beautiful vintage bedroom with heavy dark furniture and a bold blue and white printed rug for a touch of color
a bold and colorful printed rug will hide all the imperfections of your floor or the floor cover that you don't like
this black and white printed rug adds a bit of drama to the glam living room and matches the color scheme here
a bold burgundy and red printed rug adds color the monochromatic room and makes the living room bolder and more chic
if you don't want a bold rug, provide your space with texture adding a beautiful jute one and enjoy the look
a bold living room with a colorful printed rug that echoes with the pillows and makes the space cooler and bolder
You can never have too many houseplants. Indoor plants can brighten up a room, bring a space to life and, help to boost your overall health and wellbeing. The idea of creating indoor plant-filled jungles feeds in well with biophilia; humankind’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes. Try incorporating a Ficus tree or rubber tree – they can give height to bare corners or can be placed behind a sofa. Or if you want a plant that flowers, try the hoya plant. This plant will still be happy even if you forget to water it occasionally, and can still produce fragrant pink flowers.
a rough wooden bench used as a plant stand for lots of various potted succulents, cacti and other plants is amazing
a stylish Scandinavian ladder plant stand with various black and white planters and lots of greenery plus a hanging lamp is amazing
oversized statement plants are always a good idea to accent any space, put on in the corner and the room will be gorgeous
enliven your space with potted plants, if your windowsill is small, go for hanging planters and enjoy the look of your space
a real jungle with standing and hanging plants will refresh and enliven any space and make it gorgeous
a statement plant in the corner of your room will instantly make your room cooler and bolder and will add a fresh touch to the room
a beautiful jungle-inspired nook with lots of statement potted plants, cushions and rugs and some vinyl is fabulous
an open frame with lots of hanging potted plants and a couple of baskets with books is a new and fresh storage solution that will keep your room airy
a simple ladder with potted plants and candles is a lovely decoration for a modern, boho or some other space and feels fresh
open shelves with lots of potted greenery and succulents is a cool idea for a modern and fresh space
Rather than pepper your walls with nails that you’ll eventually need to remove and fill in, lean larger pictures and mirrors against the wall for a boho, informal feel when decorating a rental. This will also make them easy to switch or reposition if you fancy a change. These are all the tips and ideas to change your rented home, I hope they will help you give it a look you want.
place artwork right on the floor if nails and other changes on the walls aren't allowed at all
a plywood stand with lots of artworks hanging is a very creative idea, you may also hang some pots and planters here
bookshelves can be used to create your own gallery wall - no changes added, just using what you already have
if you have ledges, use them to create your own gallery wall - such a gallery wall is easy to change anytime
don't have mirrors on the wall, put them right on the floor, and they will give a charming feel to the space