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5 Ways to Decorate a Rented Home



5 Ways to decorate a rented home

You don’t have to be a homeowner to make your home feel like home. You can do a lot without any major renovations, and that’s why we’ve created this handy guide for decorating a rented home.

The key is to focus on the small things – you don’t need to spend big money or even replace the furniture you already have. You can easily turn your apartment into an inviting space that feels like it belongs to you, no matter what label is on the lease!

Ideas and tips follow below!

1. Furniture

In the same way that you can decorate your home with paint and accessories, you can also use furniture to add character.

You can buy new furniture or use what you have. If you’re in a position to splurge on new items, there are ways to make them feel like they were always part of the home. For example, if your landlord is okay with it and your landlord’s insurance covers it (and assuming they haven’t installed hidden cameras), painting an old bookcase or desk could give your space a whole new look without breaking the bank.

Covering couches with slip covers is another option for adding color and texture without spending too much money on custom-made upholstery pieces (which would be difficult since most rentals do not come furnished). It helps if the existing couch has removable cushions-that way all those seams will be hidden from view when the slipcover is pulled over them – but even if it doesn’t, there are still ways around this limitation:

One technique involves sewing together multiple pieces of fabric so that each side looks like one solid piece; this method works especially well for large spaces where only one side will be visible at any given time but still need some kind of barrier against spills or stains from food eaten nearby.

2. New Light Fixtures

This is a big one! Lighting can make or break a room’s ambiance, so it’s worth making sure you’re comfortable with the light fixtures. If your landlord hasn’t already replaced them all, and if the new ones are up to your liking, ask them what their plans are for replacing dining room lights. They may be more willing than you expect to provide temporary fixtures until your lease is up and you have moved on from this place.

If temporary lighting isn’t an option due to cost or time constraints, consider using fabric shades that can be put over existing bulbs. This way you’ll still get more choice about how much light is coming through without having to replace everything at once!

3. Bathroom

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One of the most important rooms in a house is the bathroom. It’s where you get ready for the day, it’s where you relax, it’s where you take care of your hygiene, and it’s where you do your business. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your bathroom reflects who you are and what you like.

If you’re renting, you probably don’t have a lot of control over the decorating in this room – but there are still ways to make it feel like yours. For example, paint or wallpaper the walls with a color that represents your personality. You can also add some art or throw pillows on the wall to give it an extra pop of color or interest.

Add some interesting and useful bathroom accessories to make you feel at home!

4. Painting

There are plenty of ways to decorate your rented home that don’t require painting. These methods are especially useful if you live in an apartment building, where landlords often frown upon any changes to the walls (unless you’ve paid big bucks for it).

Use removable wallpaper. It’s a great idea for renters because the wallpapers can be removed with ease when you move out and you won’t have to worry about leaving behind ugly stains from paint or nail polish remover.

Use a stencil. Stencils let you create your own design on the wall, so there are no worries about ruining someone else’s decorating scheme!

Use a wallpaper border: Borders are another way to add detail without going overboard with paint or other wall treatments…border ideas include stripes (horizontal or vertical), polka dots and checks too! If none of these strike your fancy then consider making your own by putting small adhesive squares onto each side of one piece which will act like tiny magnets sticking together when placed face down against each other making them easy-peasy options for anyone looking for something quick & easy yet effective at creating impactful designs within minutes.

5. Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it’s no surprise that it’s the most difficult room to decorate. While you may want to add decorative touches or new appliances, you can’t make any permanent changes. Here are some ways to decorate a rented home:

You can’t change the cabinets or countertops, but you can still get creative with accessories and paint colors. Choose a color or pattern for an accent wall and paint your appliances white or black to make them pop against it. Add colorful dishes and glassware to match your walls, and use herbs in pots as decoration.

Add a touch of personalization: hang up pictures or photos on the walls and add some plants to liven up the space.

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Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, and her ultimate passion is art and architecture. She is also a bibliophile and her favourite book is "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.

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