You may think that when you rent your house or apartment, your home renovation options are limited, but don’t despair over that “Dream Space” Pinterest board just yet. There are a surprising number of things you can do to your space that are landlord & budget friendly. Just because you don’t own your home doesn’t mean you can’t add personal touches to make it feel like you do!
Let’s face it – rental spaces are normally painted in neutral tones to appeal to a variety of potential renters. It’s usually difficult to customize to fit your taste. If your landlord won’t allow painting – no problem! There are plenty of other options to personalize your walls:
- Wallpaper! Try Wallpaper you can paint or hang temporary wallpaper.
- Create a gallery wall with family photos or artwork.
- Make a chalkboard wall with a removable decal.
- Hang fake vines on your walls to bring the outdoors inside!
- Have a focal point – Decorate a cute bookshelf with accent pieces you love.
- Add some rustic charm with peel-and-stick wall planks
Kitchen & Bath Updates
In a typical home renovation, the kitchen and bathrooms can be the most expensive areas to upgrade. When you are renting, you probably do not want to spend a fortune to upgrade a space you won’t be living in forever. These easy updates will immediately transform your space, without breaking the bank:
- Update your kitchen with peel-and-stick subway tiles.
- Upgrade your hardware! Switch out any outdated pulls with classic black or brushed brass
- Add real plants
- Add peel-and-stick fake marble
- Give floors a makeover with tile tattoos or vinyl plank flooring
- Use temporary wallpaper to cover a fridge
Invest in items you can take with you!
There are a plenty of items that are easy to replace with an added bonus – you can take it with you when you leave!