A rented home definitely, has its benefits. You get to live in a home that you probably wouldn’t be able to afford to buy yourself, and any repairs or issues in the home aren’t your job to sort (providing you didn’t cause them, that is!)
Plus if you want to move then it’s so much easier than having to sell up. You can legally give thirty days notice to the landlord, book a moving service and go elsewhere. There’s no worry about solicitors, selling the house or securing a new mortgage- all of which can be stressful and complicated. However, when it comes to the decor, a rented home is a bit more difficult to work with. After all, you can’t start making modifications or massively altering anything- but you do still want it to feel like ‘yours.’ If you’re in that predicament, here are some of the ways you can personalize your rented home but without upsetting the landlord!
Paint in a Neutral Color
Some landlords are relaxed about decorating and will let you do what you want within reason. Others are more strict, so you definitely need to have a chat with yours to ascertain exactly what you can and can’t do. However even the strictest of landlords will more than likely allow you to paint in a neutral color, so if you’ve moved in somewhere and hate the color you can change it to something more visually pleasing. A neutral base is useful since it makes the room look bigger and brighter and can be teamed up with any accent color.
Use Removable Wallpaper In Your Rented Home
Removable wallpaper or wall stickers is particularly handy for rented properties. When you come to move, it’s easy to just take down with no marks on the walls and no damage. You can buy it in all kinds of designs, and is a great way to bring in personality and interest to your rented home without the commitment or hassle of traditional wallpaper.
Bring in Color and Interest With Accessories
Another way you can bring in color and interest in your rented home is with your use of accessories. If you’ve gone with very neutral walls, this is especially important as it will stop the room from feeling like an empty square and make it feel like home. Rugs, cushions, curtains, throws, lamps, flowers. These are all things that will reflect you and your style and don’t require any changes to be made to the property itself. Some stricter landlords won’t allow you to put holes in walls to hang things, if that’s the case use Command hooks. They’re sturdy and can be taken down afterward without any damage. You could hang some photos, a canvas or piece of wall art or go with a gallery wall. A gallery wall is useful if you want to keep everywhere else quite minimal, as it makes a statement and brings interest to the room without the need for lots of other items. Plus you can switch out the prints in the frames whenever you get bored to keep it fresh and interesting.