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Renter-Friendly Ways To Add Style To Your Home

With many of us spending more time indoors than ever before, lackluster decor can be a real bummer in your rented property. Showcase your personality in your living space (without offending your landlord) by trying these creative projects.

Show Some Greenery

We are guessing that you have limited outdoor space given that you’re in a rented property, but don’t let that put the brakes on your love of nature. Lavish your living area with herbs and flowering plants for both visual appeal and oxygenation.

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Creatively Section Off Spaces

A pegboard screen is a decorative material usually fabricated from birch plywood. Use it to give definition to your study corner, bedroom area, or makeshift hallway.

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Think Tapestries

Tapestries are a favorite among college students who want to appear more sophisticated. A tapestry can be hung over your bed to evoke the illusion of a headboard or in your living room for sentimental significance.

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Add Shelves

Shelves are a storage medium that helps to minimize clutter. Shelves are also decorative as they tie a space together.

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Install a Removable Tile Backsplash

A detachable backsplash is a smart wall treatment that makes your kitchen space more lively. You can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you can effortlessly remove the faux backsplash later without defacing, discoloring, or damaging the wall behind it.

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A Large Mirror

A large mirror leaned up against a wall will work wonders for your living space, instantly making the area look bigger.

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All it took was one sun ball of a mirror placed on the accent of the sofa of this living room to send all the other components revolving around it.

Extend the Curtains

Curtains will give the illusion of vertical height to any living area. Make your ceiling appear taller by extending the curtain rod beyond the top of the window.

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Removable Wallpaper

Installing peel-and-stick wallpaper is a low-risk decorative job that’s perfect for renters. Aim some bright lights on the wall to make a big impression.

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Keep Your Landlord Informed

Keeping your rented property in pristine condition is one of your most important responsibilities as a tenant. Most rental contracts contain a provision that forbids the tenant from making alterations to a property without a written document of consent from the landlord. Anything attached to the rental property is determined to be a fixture and cannot be removed. Courteously approach your landlord about how you would like to change your apartment. Some landlords are open to more permanent upgrades so long as they are discussed ahead of time. Make efforts to put any agreements reached into writing. This way, you can rest easy knowing that the changes you make are approved.


Judith Ejike

I write for decoist.

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