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4 Game-Changing Decor Tips for Renters

When doing a long-term renovation, it may be best to stay in a rental. But that doesn’t mean you can’t live in style while waiting on your renovation to finish. Here are 4 game-changing decor tips for renters to help you feel at home until your renovation is complete!

Adding Self-Adhesive Removable Wallpaper

Self-adhesive removable wallpaper, also known as peel-and-stick wallpaper, can provide a quick upgrade to your rental space. Not all brands are created equal, and some paint can come off with the adhesive despite ‘no damage’ statements on the packaging. Make sure to read the reviews on this one. Once you find a trusted brand, this easy to apply and remove wallpaper can add texture, color, and/or pattern to your rental. The low maintenance aspect also serves as a great way to keep up with the latest trends. Need some inspiration? Check out the colors of the year from Valspar, Behr, and Sherwin Williams.  

Contact paper is also a great way to spruce up your space. This can help style your kitchen cabinets, appliances, and any other unsightly surfaces you may want to recover without damaging the property. 

Making Some Easy Swaps

Simple swaps such as light switch covers, cabinet knobs, vent covers, and shower heads can transform your rental space. These features are typically mundane in rental properties, but they can play a large role in altering the style of your rental. 

Is your rental space dark and gloomy? Add brightness to a dark corner with a light fixture that matches your style can make a huge difference. Want to create a more spa-like experience in your bathroom? Switch out the showerhead but be sure to match the finish of other fixtures in the bathroom.

Displaying Decor

Command strips have built their reputation on the damage-free needs of renters. They work best for lightweight decor such as smaller frames and canvases where the hook or strip is not visible. There are many other alternatives for displaying decor as well. 

Showcasing art on an easel can give your property a casual look without altering the walls. Utilizing shelf or desk space to lean frames against the wall is another simple method to accomplish this as well. 

Incorporating mirrors into your rental space is one way to display decor that serves the purposes of both form and function. Mirrors on the farthest wall from the entrance door can enhance the space, making it appear larger and more welcoming to guests. Want to avoid putting holes in the wall? Full-length mirrors leaning against the wall in a bedroom or walk-in closet add depth and don’t require a hammer or nails.

Temporary Tiles

Incorporating temporary tile into the design of your rental can add texture and color in what may otherwise feel like a bland or neutral space. Tiles are versatile and can be incorporated into kitchen backsplashes, floors, and in bathrooms. They are available in a variety of materials with different advantages to consider. Impress your guests with going bright and bold, create contrast, or infuse calm with cozy and muted tones.

Vinyl Tile

Peel-and-stick vinyl tile may be difficult to remove from backsplashes and walls but serves as an ideal solution for temporary flooring. You can find vinyl that mimics stone or wood and easily add detail to a laundry room, walk-in closet, or guest bedroom.

Glass Tile

This low-maintenance tiling option is gorgeous and durable. If you value versatility in your space, this could be the tile for you. The clear and reflective aspects of glass can make this tile highlight other accent colors without taking away from design.

Upholstery Fabric 

Customizing your rental has never looked so good! Fabric can dress up your kitchen backsplash, replace wallpaper, or create an eye-catching accent wall. 

Ceramic Tiles

Where durability is concerned, ceramic tile takes the cake. The array of colors, textures and styles make your vision for the space a reality. 

When it comes to tile, think about your goals for the space. Consider your needs for durability, texture, and color when picking tile. The best thing about temporary tile is you can always replace it with ease.

Home Away from Home

While you’re waiting for your renovation to be finished, implement these tips to feel at home in your rental space. Implement your style with these tips to make a rental your home away from home. Feeling overwhelmed with how to make your rental a home away from home? We can help!  Fill out our design inquiry form today.

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