A simple decorating technique, that adds effectiveness to any rental home.
Just because you rent out your own home, does not mean to imply that you just need to live with bright, white walls, and have no room for decorating. Sure, some compromises might be in order, however there are some simple and cost effective ways to decorate your rental home, and that way home will really feel like home for you, the way things should be. Remember, you might (and highly likely will need to) seek permission with your property manager and/or landlord if you wish to hang up objects such as pieces of art on the walls, and even if adhesives are used.
Any tenant can even turn the rental home backyard into their own
There have been other tenants who have completely renovated their rental home to suit their personality, and this can be fine depending on your landlord. Of course, once your lease is up, you will need to pay to have the home re-converted back to its original condition if you go full throttle with this.
1. Artworks and mirrors
Once you have sought permission where relevant; hanging up canvas prints and a mirror in your rental home immediately gifts your space an instant facelift. Remember to use adhesive hooks. If you happen to be living in Sydney, chat to the guys at Sunlite Mitre 10 at Pitt Street in the city. Their advice on decorating rental homes with artworks and mirrors is invaluable; especially on knowing the right hooks to buy.
Easy to hang up with adhesives
2. Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Although not overly ideal, storing extra items in vintage boxes under the bed is a good decorating solution. Otherwise, curtains are divine. To add life to a bathroom vanity, cover it with a curtain, and do the same for your bedroom walls. Doing the latter adds more space and luxury to your resting space. A feature rug on a bed (what is done at hotels) adds a little more luxe to a home renters living space.
Just like curtains, and the right furniture also helps.
3. Other areas of the home
Mix it up with your furniture. Go for a combination of cheap, as well as top end furniture to adapt to any home. What is right in your current rental home, may not be right in the next rental home you move into. This is the downside to being a tenant, you'll usually move house more than an owner occupier would. Tall lamps in the living room are also fantastic, as well as the odd decor item on coffee tables such as a decorative dish, or even a buddha statue with candles. Fresh flowers on a mantlepiece paves the way for an uplifted, decorated rental pad.
Fresh flowers are great
Simple decorating for the kitchen
Many tenants are also investing in funky glass bottles with a couple of flowers, or as standalone features on tiled floors. A great way to give any tiled corner area of a rental home some life. Funky pot plants liven up any garden in a rental home also.
Pineapple trays are trendy decorating gems for tenants as well
Decorated room dividers are also great. Have fun in decorating your rental home, and if you have any other suggestions to add, please share them.