Affordable Decorating Tips for Renters

Advertisement

1/3 of Americans Rent

Renting – with approximately 35% of Americans now deciding that home ownership is not the preferred option for them, renting is big business. Providing a myriad of properties of all shapes and sizes, the image of home rental is changing for the better, often providing an affordable and flexible alternative to the constraints of owning your own four walls.

But along with all the positives, it is fair to say that renting can ultimately come with the drawback of being limited to what you can, and can’t do with the interior and exterior of your rental accommodation. Landlords often want to stick to neutral paint color palettes, easy to maintain flooring and plain furniture in order to make their property appeal to a wide market. However, with a bit of creative flair, and without a huge budget, you can easily transform your rental property into your dream home without upsetting anyone in the process.

Wall art not only personalizes your living space, but can also create an image that is aspirational, can bring back warm memories and can also instantly add a contemporary feel. The paint on the wall may lack color but wall art can transform a room with a burst of color and personality. Even better for renters, pictures can be hung on a simple hook which the vast majority of landlords will not object to.

Nobody ever said that art can only be a painting, so make it personal with a quirky sign that brings your very own personality into your rental space.

Signs with a positive vibe make a rental property feel more like home and enhance a neutral wall color.

Art with a heart

Lighting

It is likely that your rental property will come with minimalistic lighting options that are not designed to be statement pieces, but by adding your own selection of table lamps, floor lights, lanterns and even candles, you can lighten up your living space, and mood, whilst creating a warm and friendly ambience.

Choose lighting that enhances your living space by being that piece that demands attention and is a real statement, as that increases the feeling of the property feeling like your own and not rented.

Furniture

From the ultra-modern, to the quirky, to even the fashionable reclaimed, your choice of furniture is a simple and affordable way of adding your design style to your rental property.

Even if your property is ready furnished, ask your landlord if any unused or unwanted furniture can go in to storage so you can move your stylish alternatives in. 

Choose classic pieces that can go with you when you next move with the ability to fit in to any color scheme.

Sometimes the very simplest of items can make the biggest style impact so trust your design instincts

Advertisement

Latest

Major Tech Merger Announced

In a monumental development in the IT sector, InnovateX...

The drink of summer in Spain

Sangria is an iconic Spanish...

Mexico celebrates Historic election- First Female President

Mexico Celebrates Historic Election: First Female President Takes Office In...

Father Boyle of Homeboy industries is an Angel

Title: Father Greg Boyle and Homeboy Industries: A Beacon...

Advertisement

Advertisement

Register and stay connected.

Advertisement

Don't miss

Major Tech Merger Announced

In a monumental development in the IT sector, InnovateX...

The drink of summer in Spain

Sangria is an iconic Spanish...

Mexico celebrates Historic election- First Female President

Mexico Celebrates Historic Election: First Female President Takes Office In...

Father Boyle of Homeboy industries is an Angel

Title: Father Greg Boyle and Homeboy Industries: A Beacon...

Navigating the American Dream: Persistence Through Economic Challenge

As we navigate through the shifting sands of America's...

Major Tech Merger Announced

In a monumental development in the IT sector, InnovateX and Quantum Solutions, two leading tech companies, have announced a merger valued at $80 billion....

The drink of summer in Spain

Sangria is an iconic Spanish drink loved around the world. The  classic recipe is made with red wine, brandy or vermouth,...

Mexico celebrates Historic election- First Female President

Mexico Celebrates Historic Election: First Female President Takes Office In a historic moment for Mexico, the nation has elected its first female president. This landmark...