Just because you’re renting doesn’t mean you can’t make your home decoration dreams come true. Here are some apartment decorating hacks that will surely not leave your deposit at risk.
9 Landlord-Friendly Rental Decorating Hacks: No Drilling Required
No amount of decorating will work if your house looks like a pigsty. Even just a day of going through all your rooms and cleaning out all the dirt and clutter will be a marked improvement over what it was before.
Most rental housing don’t have any yard space to speak off. A bunch of indoor plants scattered around your apartment can instantly add some warmth and homely charm to your rental.
Wall stickers add some oomph to your home without leaving any permanent scruffs and stains. When it’s time to move out, you can easily take them off without leaving sticker residue or chipping paint off.
If you want more colors, grab these polka dot wall stickers to liven up your bedroom
4. Washi Tape is Your Friend
We love good ol’ washi tape because they’re so versatile and nondestructive. Here are just some of the things you can do with this tape around the house:
- As covering for things like light switches and mirror frames
- Customizing plain fixtures like lamps and shelves
- Framing photos you tape to your walls
5. Use Command Hooks
Any renter worth their salt understands the power of Command hooks. They’re great for hanging things when your landlord doesn’t allow you to drill holes on your walls.
Just make sure to get the right size and type of Command hooks for what you plan to hang. You can try these utility hooks that can hold up to 1 lb.
6. Replace Your Shower Head
Showers that come with a rental property aren’t the best. Go on a quick trip to the hardware store to pick up a replacement shower head and get an instant upgrade (as long as you put the old one back when it’s time to claim your deposit).
7. Use Fairy Lights
Fairy lights aren’t just for the holidays. Hanging a few lights in strategic places bring a cheerful vibe to your home.
8. Go Multifunctional
Smaller spaces call for multifunctional clutter. Use your fruit basket as both a place to store food and a way to add a splash of color to your kitchen or dining room
9. Replace Your Knobs
Unscrew those rusty old knobs and replace them with some new ones for a more updated look.
Here are some more rental decorating hacks from Hermione Chantal:
With the right tools and some creativity, you don’t have to wait until you can afford a mortgage to make that house a home. We hope you enjoyed these tips and let us know if you’ve used some of them in your home.
If you’re currently renting, what decorating hacks do you swear by? Let us know in the comments section below!
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