If you know you're likely to live in your rental property for a few years, adding a few personal touches will make it more enjoyable.
With a bit of creativity, you can turn your rental property into your ideal home. However you MUST always get written permission from your Landlord before making any changes e.g. painting, decorating, hanging up art and photos.
Here are some tips when it comes to decorating a rented property:
• Furniture: If the property you are renting is part or fully furnished then you can try adding soft furnishings to make the property feel more like your own. Add curtains, cushions and throws in fabrics, colours and patterns that are personal to you.
If your property is non-furnished then you can fill it with furniture to your own taste and budget. Revamping old furniture with stencils and paint can create eye-catching pieces unique to your home.
• Storage: Use freestanding, modular storage to avoid making any permanent changes to a property. Modern and stylish pieces can become wall features themselves.
• Introduce colour: You can always ask your Landlord if they would be happy for you to paint. If you don't wish to invest so heavily, paint a door or doorframe in an accent colour instead. Not only is this cheaper and quicker but it's also a quirky and interesting way to bring colour into a room.
• Decals: Temporary wall decals are available in an assortment of fashionable shapes and sayings and most can be taken down without leaving any marks on the wall.
• Flowers: Flowers are a great way to give your home a fresh new look and smell. For a really low maintenance option, decorate with artificial flowers and plants.
• Display art and photos: An obvious suggestion, but doing so can really make a difference. Seek your Landlord’s permission before hanging any frames
If you’d like further advice on decorating your rented property you can contact us on 01253 393222