We've all been there - renting a room, apartment or a house and not liking it the way it is. Trying to upgrade a space with your hands tied is quite hard. Our dreams are usually big - there’s a wall we would like to knock down, old wall covering we’d love to paint over and somehow there are always those kitchen cabinets we’d love to replace. But since the likelihood of your landlord supporting your dreams is quite little, we thought of some smaller interior changes that require less effort but oh, what a difference they make. Here are 7 of our favorite decorating tips that will make you want to upgrade instantly!
1. Decorative Ladders
2. Books as Side Tables
3. Wire Wall Grid
4. Light Fixtures
Not all rentals have gorgeous wooden floors unfortunately. Sometimes you just have to cover them up and rugs are just the perfect solution! Layer them and don’t be afraid to play with color-contrasting and mix-matching of patterns.
7. Framed Art as Wall Decor
There is no better way of personalising your space than covering the walls with your favorite pieces of art. Frames don’t have to align, they can even be in different sizes and here’s the best part – if you can’t have real plants add some greens to your wall in any shape or size and never worry about forgetting to water them again!
See, dreams can come true with some simple tricks and a little bit of imagination. Here’s one extra trick your landlord might(!) actually approve – you can say goodbye to old wall covering by adding some removable wallpaper to you rental. Times are changing and not only self-adhesive, even traditional wallpapers can be removed easily, with the new non-woven materials. Before you do so though, be sure to check if high quality paint has been used and the wallpaper won't damage the walls when removed! Below you can find a couple of great ideas on how to use removable wallpaper as home decor: