So you've shifted into your rented apartment, and are wondering what you can do to spruce up its interiors. It's not so easy decorating your rental as there are so many rules you need to abide with. For example, you are not allowed to paint, add tiles, hammer in nails and do anything permanent.
However it's not necessary that you live in a dull home because of these rules. There are a few but big impact and low commitment decorating ideas you can implement to your home and be proud of your home even if it's a rental.
- Spice up the place with accessories
Although you can not paint your home or add tiles to beautify it, you can show your personality using all types of fun accessories. For example you can add a personal touch to your home by adding cushions, lighting, covers and even books where required.
Choose to use only accents which relate to you by reflecting your style. To top it all, you need not worry about spending money buying these accessories, as you can take them with you when you move out to use in your next home!
- Alternative wallpaper
White walls do not look nice or attractive in homes. Homes look better with color, pattern and texture. As you can not paint your walls, use these alternative options to brighten it up. Use wall decals which come in various sizes, shapes and patterns to personalize your space.
With so many wall decals to choose from, you are sure to find something suiting your personality. Removable wallpaper adds instant life to any living space as they can be easily waxed on when required, and removed like a sticker when you move out!
You can make a statement and reflect your style on plain walls with gallery displays. Command hooks make for easy installation and removal of photo frames as required.
- Add greenery
Plants are great for adding life to an apartment, with minimal maintenance effort. Place some potted plants or terrariums to make your apartment feel like home. If you do not have the time or patience to look after real plants, fake plants will do as they create the same effect!
- Additional storage space
You can not think of getting customized cabinets for your rental if you do not own it. To top it all, most rentals lack storage space. This does not mean you still can not get your additional storage space to store your belongings!
You can maximize space using affordable DIY bookcases, wall shelves and vertical storage like hanging boxes. Baskets also serve as great mobile storage options to be used for storing magazines and books, or a general clutter box.
- Add colors
Adding colors through the apartment is a great way to turn an apartment into a home. You can use anything to add this color like throw pillows and area rugs which can also easily change if and when you get bored of seeing the same colors all the time!
Whatever you do to spruce up your home, remember to return the apartment to its original state when you move out. The best way to do this is to take pictures of the home when you've first moved in so that you need not keep wondering what your home looked like when you move out!