If you rent a house or flat, then you may feel like it is difficult to make it your own. This is particularly true if you live somewhere that is already furnished as you can feel you don’t own anything and are just living in a hotel or someone else’s place.
If you intend on staying in this apartment or house for a while then it is definitely worth making it your own and putting your own stamp on it. However you might be left wondering just how to do this without losing your security deposit.
Luckily there are a few great ways that you can make your house a home without causing any damage to the walls through repainting or drilling large holes. Of course, some landlords might let you decorate but not all of them. Here are just a few tips on how to make a rented home your own…
Get Some Peel And Stick Wallpaper
Peel and stick wallpaper is a great idea if you want to make your house or flat your own but don’t want to take a paintbrush to the walls. This could be because your landlord has said you’re not allowed, or because you don’t want to paint it back once you leave. Not to fear, you can still have a stunning wall that perfectly offsets your marble dining tables or your sofa.
Peel and stick wallpaper enables you to put up wallpaper without using any paste and can simply be taken down again to reveal an undamaged wall at the end of your tenancy. Plus you can regularly switch it up – win win!
Use Command Hooks
If you want to hang things up in your house, no matter whether it be your kitchen or your bedroom, you don’t necessarily want to drill holes into the wall in a rented place. Instead, use command hooks as these can be easily put up and taken down without leaving any lasting damage to the wall that is left behind.
Make sure you get the correct strength for the weight of the item that you are putting up as otherwise it can fall down and take the paint with it.
Accessorise As Much As You Can
In a rented place, accessories are your best friend. This can be anything from photo frames to candles, reed diffusers and ornaments. If you have shelves, fill these with strategically placed accessories that make you feel happy and like you are at home. Drape blankets and cushions over your sofas and armchairs for a really cosy finish – these are also great for adding in a pop of colour.
These are a few simple ways that you can make a rented house your own. Once you start to implement the above tips you will soon find that you feel a lot more relaxed and like you are living in your own space. Why not take some before and after pictures so that you can compare the difference between them? What are some top tips you like to do when living in a rented place? Let us know in the comments!