10 Renter Friendly Décor Ideas

Renter friendly decor doesn't need to break the bank and it can be fun putting your own stamp on your home.


RENTER FRIENDLY DECOR

Any additions or alterations to the property must be easy to remove and cleared with your landlord.

In my experience landlords are usually extremely open to you doing cosmetic redecoration, especially if your changes improve the interior.

Take into account how long you plan on staying in the property and weigh that against the amount of investment.


But don't worry I'm going to give you all the renter friendly decor tips you need to create an interior that both you and your landlord will love.


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CHANGE THE ENERGY AROUND

Often rentals will come furnished and if the space allows, move the furniture around to make the space work better for you and your style.

By simply moving your sofa to another wall or changing the angle at which your TV is set up can make a big impact on the space.

 

Love renter friendly decor ideas - why not check out my post on 10 designer tips on how to decorate a small flat for maximum impact

 
CREATE A WINDOW FEATURE

Inherited tired old rental curtains? Take them down and swap them for a fresh set.

Look for curtains that suit the curtain rod that is already in place to make the change easier.

If the property isn't well insulated and feels a bit cold, opt for a thick material such as a velvet to help keep the cold out.

Remember to hold on to the old pair until you need to put them back.


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NEIGHBOURS

If your rental is on a first floor of a converted house or an old building and it hasn't been sound proofed properly, it can feel as if you can hear every sound that the neighbour below you makes.

Obviously you aren't going to rip up the existing floor and install a sound proofing system.

Instead have rugs made up as big as you can fit in the room and lay a sound reducing underlay under the rug and even wall to wall if possible.

This might not eradicate the noise completely but it will definitely reduce it and you can roll up the rugs and take them with you when you move.


FRESH LICK OF PAINT

Nothing makes a space feel new again like a coat of paint.

Put a new splash of colour on the walls, try to stick to soft greys and neutral light colours as your landlord will be more agreeable to a gentle colour than mustard yellow!

Freshen the wood work with white eggshell to bring the look together.


CHECK OUT MY BLOG POST HERE ON HOW TO PAINT YOUR WALLS LIKE A PRO!

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RENTERS WALLPAPER

Removable or temporary wallpaper is wallpaper that comes ready to hang and peels off the wall easily.

Renters wallpaper is ideal for renter-friendly decor as it does not cause damage to the walls.

There are many great designs available, you can have a white painted brick wall or go for a bold pattern design to make your interior feel more current.


WOOD GRAIN EFFECT WALLPAPER

Create a natural look feature to your wall to add instant character to your space


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PUT A RUG DOWN

I mentioned earlier about putting a rug down for sound reduction reasons but what can you do if your carpets are threadbare and stained?

By putting a rug down you can give the space a new lease of life.

Get a costing from your local flooring shop or contact me for a quote.

If you are on a budget don't be afraid to mention that when shopping around, knowing how much you are looking to spend only aids sales assistants to find the right product for you.


AIR COTTON RUG BY LORENA CANALS FOR AMARA

This neutral colour rug will add gorgeous texture to a room without being too imposing


HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE RUGS THAT WONT BREAK THE BANK:

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WAMYS HEMP WOOL RUG BY RUG RUPUBLIC FOR AMARA

Hemp is environmentally friendly, mould resistant a the wool is super duarblemaking it ideal for everyday use





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WINDOW FILM

If you are in a property that is quite close to the street or people can see into your interior easily, you could apply window film to give you some privacy.

This is another simple solution that can be easily removed when you need to.

There are mirror and heat reflected options available as well as an array of pretty designs.


THE BATHROOM

A new shower curtain will brighten up the space, even if your bathroom is a bit dated.

For that extra level of luxury why not add two shower curtains?

In one of my previous rentals I had enough space to run two shower curtains and part them in the middle.

I opted for a crisp white to create that luxurious feeling.



CHAMBRAY SHOWER CURTAIN BY AMARA

A striped design always lifts the space in a bathroom and creates a hotel style interior


FRIDGE

Use you fridge as place to pin photo's, post cards and even past gig tickets that make you smile.

This is a great little spot to make your own and it won't cost a lot at all for a few magnets.

I collect one every time I travel to a new country, and you can switch it up any time you like.

Most photo developing companies will be able to put your photos on magnets, ready for your fridge.


EXISTING FURNITURE

With furnished rentals you don't always have a choice of the furniture and often its not to your taste. To get round this you could put a throw over your sofas and scatter cushions to complement. Adding a lovely table cloth to your dining table and seat cushions will make it feel like a new set.


I'M A SUCKER FOR A CUSHION, SEE SOME OF MY FAVOURITES BELOW:


CUSHIONS BY ELVANG DENMARK FOR AMARA

Bring laid-back style into the home with the cushion collection from Elvang Denmark.

This beautiful designs feature an array of stripes printed on an off-white linen


ALBERS CUSHIONS BY NIKI JONES FOR AMARA

In shades of charcoal, pale grey & neutral, this geometric cushion is a sleek contemporary addition for your home


There are many great renter-friendly ideas to check out on Pinterest that will get you well on your way. Get creative and have fun!


I would love to know what you have done to the interior of your rental property to make it feel like home.


Happy planning!


jx


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