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Do-It-Yourself Decorating Tips for Renters: How to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

Viera Tenant Hanging CurtainsWhether you have just rented your first Viera single-family home or have been renting for years, it’s important to make your rental home feel like your own. While you can’t be able to paint the walls or make other permanent changes, there are plenty of ways to give your rental some personal style. This blog post will discuss some easy do-it-yourself decorating tips for renters that will help you make your space feel like home.

Removable wallpaper. If you’re looking for a way to add some pattern and interest to your rental home, removable wallpaper is a wonderful option. You can find removable wallpaper in a variety of styles and colors, so it’s easy to find something that fits your taste. And the best part? When it comes time to move out, peel off the wallpaper and take it with you.

Stylish furniture. Another way to add style to your rental is with furniture. If you’re starting from scratch, look for stylish and functional pieces. A coffee table with storage, for instance, can be used to store magazines, books, and other items out of sight. And a dining table that doubles as a desk is perfect for tiny spaces.

Functional accents. In addition to furniture, there are several other ways to add function and style to your rental home. Wall hooks, for instance, can be used to hang coats, towels, or keys. And shelves can be used to store books, dishes, or anything else you need to keep organized.

Window treatments. Curtains and blinds add confidentiality and light control and can also be used to add color and pattern to your space. Try swapping out your window treatments if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to change your rental look.

Peel and stick vinyl floors. Try covering your rental’s dated floors with peel and stick vinyl if you’re tired of watching them. This type of flooring is easy to install and comes in various styles, so you’ll find something that you love. Plus, it’s easy to remove when it’s time to move out.

Temporary backsplash. Give your rental kitchen an update with a temporary backsplash. Many options are available, including peel and stick tiles and removable wallpaper. Choose something that fits your style, all while resting easy that it won’t damage your rental’s kitchen walls.

Better Lighting. One of the easiest ways to make any space feel more inviting is with better lighting. If your rental has harsh fluorescent lighting, try swapping out the light bulbs for softer, more flattering bulbs. You can also add lamps or string lights to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

These are just a few ways you can make your rental home look and feel more like your own. With a little effort and imagination, you can transform your rental into a stylish and inviting space that feels just like home.


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