Many people feel that rental homes are boring and bland. You cannot paint the walls or make permanent changes to show off your personality or to add color and texture to the space. However, while you cannot make permanent changes, this does not mean that you cannot introduce warmth, color, and style to the various rooms of a rental home, including the living room and office. Here are a few tips for decorating a space when you cannot make permanent changes.
Utilize Temporary Wallpaper
Temporary wallpaper is the perfect way to add an accent wall to any space in a rental home. This is a decorative tool that few people have heard of, but one that you may want to look into if you are tired of staring at plain white walls. Temporary wallpaper does take time to install, but unlike regular wallpaper, it is designed to be removed quickly and easily, without damaging the paint on the walls in your rental home.
Position Art on the Wall
Another way to add color and texture to your walls is by positioning pieces of art on the wall. If you have large, white walls, a big dramatic piece of art can help break up the monotony of the white walls and catch the eye. Select pieces of art that complement the style of home you are renting, as well as the furniture you have to ensure the art fits in, rather than stands out.
Lay Throw Rugs
The flooring in a rental home may not always be the color or type that you prefer. But that doesn't mean you have to look at flooring that makes you unhappy. Laying a throw rug in a room can help to disguise the flooring that you dislike, while also bringing in colors, texture, and warmth to the space.
Bring in Throw Pillows
One of the easiest ways to decorate a room when you can't make permanent changes is to bring in throw pillows. Throw pillows come in a variety of colors, patterns, materials and textures. You can mix and match throw pillows to make your couch the centerpiece of your living room or your bed a relaxing oasis. The other benefit to throw pillows is that they are relatively affordable, allowing you to incorporate trendy colors and patterns into your space. Once the trend dies down, you can replace the pillows without being out much money.
The last way to breathe some life into a dull rental home is to hang curtains. Many rental spaces have white walls and white blinds. This can be bland and boring. By hanging curtains, you are able to bring in color, while also helping to increase the amount of privacy in your home.
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