6 Tips to Upgrade and Decorate Your Rental

When you live in a rental, the limit to what you can do to your space, unfortunately, exists. Depending on how strict your lease is, you could be stuck with less-than-ideal fixtures that you don’t have the power to change, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of decorating options that can make your temporary home look and feel more permanent.

Even if you don’t plan on living in your home forever (or even more than a year), a few low-budget styling tricks can make your space look instantly elevated, and they can easily carry over to your next pad. It’s all about choosing the right things to invest in and about making the most of decorative accents; the beauty is, after all, in the details.

Ready to revitalize your rental? Follow these creative 6 tips and watch your space completely transformed!

Invest in Pieces that are Transferable

One of the easiest ways to upgrade your rental is to have decor pieces that stand the test of time. Invest in items that can easily moved and easily fit to other spaces. Think artwork, vases, baskets, candle holders, rugs and plants.

Yucca Brevifolia Photography: https://bit.ly/2XbE5KI


Create Zones Within Your Space

Try breaking up your space by utilizing rugs, to add definition and warmth to your rental. This way you will be able to have multiple zones in the space that feel cohesive and defined (i.e. double up living room and office).

Ikea Manstrup Rug: https://bit.ly/3gcHKPO

Removable Wallpaper

With a removable wallpaper you can create a dazzling feature wall that transforms entirely your space and showcase your personality. You can can create stunning wall feature behind you bed, the dining room or living room. To add more fun and interest you can even use removable wallpaper in your bathroom walls, the back of a bookcase, or the back of a cabinet.


Wallshoppe Bloc Stone Removable wallpaper: https://bit.ly/39I0zYP

Wallshoppe Faux Bois Grey Removable Wallpaper: https://bit.ly/2P5S2p0


Switch Out Hardware

Swapping out hardware in your kitchen and bathroom can instantly upgrade the overall look without requiring a renovation or a major investment.

Anthropologie Mother of Pearl Knob: https://bit.ly/2D20Eus

Change Up the Lighting

Replacing dated or generic light fixtures is like a mini face-lift—the space is immediately transformed into something that feels current and more custom.

Ikea Grimsas Light Pendant: https://bit.ly/39GXU1r


Removable Contact Paper

If your rental kitchen is less than ideal (or you want to save money by avoiding a full remodel in a permanent home), contact paper can work wonderfully. Use removable contact paper to liven up your kitchen countertop,  backsplash and tile floor.

Home Depot Marble Peel and Stick Countertop: https://thd.co/2XbvTdi


Amazon Peel and Stick White Tile Backsplash: https://amzn.to/3fbhEv9


Stoneberry Tile Stickers :https://bit.ly/39Iirm9

And there you have it! 6 creative ways to upgrade your rental! Comment below which tip you liked most!


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