10 renter-friendly decor tips that will instantly upgrade your home
Struggling to make your rented space feel truly like your own? We have the most amazing, totally reversible decor tips for you! Scroll on and discover how to breathe life into a tired kitchen suite, create a nail-free gallery wall, and even cover up those outdated bathroom tiles…
Switch out your kitchen cabinet handles
Just because you can’t replace your old-fashioned cabinets, doesn’t mean you can’t update them with brand new modern handles! Just make sure to keep the old ones so you can pop them back on before you leave.
Update your kitchen and bathroom tiles
Since chipping away unsightly tiles is an absolute no-no for renters, we suggest concealing them with peel and stick contact paper. It’s fast, in-expensive, leaves no residue, and will make any tiled space look brand new.
Create a gallery wall
No need for nails, simply shop around for frames made of light wood or plastic, then create a striking gallery wall using command strips to hang the frames.
Change your overhead lights
Adding a statement shade to an overhead light will instantly warm up your space and create a memorable focal point within any room.
Paint the walls (if you’re allowed!)
You may assume you can’t paint your space if you’re renting, but you’ll never know if you don’t ask! Many landlords are happy for you to make simple cosmetic changes like this as long as you’re willing to reverse them before you move out.
Use plants… everywhere
If in doubt, buy more plants. From enormous monsteras to adorable countertop succulents, plants have a unique way of adding character to a space that always looks well designed and full of life.
Use rugs to define your spaces
We may not be able to carpet the spaces we want to, but we can certainly add beautiful rugs for a similar effect. They’re also great for defining different areas within smaller rental spaces.
Lean large art pieces
Not being able to hang large pieces of art doesn’t mean you can’t own them. Simply lean bigger frames against the wall for a surprisingly stylish effect.
Opt for removable wallpaper or wall decals
Though it’s sometimes on the pricey side, peel and stick wallpaper couldn’t be more perfect for styling up your rental space. Simply peel it off when you go.
Invest in stand up shelves
Not allowed to drill into the walls? Get your hands on a few stand up shelf units and use them to display art, plants, or even your prettiest kitchenware. They’ll maximize your space and fill up those blank walls.