Living in a rented apartment or rented house doesn’t mean you can’t decorate it to make it comfortable to live in. Many owners allow their tenants to decorate an apartment or house. If repairing your property isn’t an option, there are many affordable ways to decorate your rental apartment or house to make it beautiful and comfortable. The budget you spend does not have to be much. Here are some rental apartment decorating ideas without having to spend a big budget.
You can decorate the walls with murals or wallpaper. As for a simpler alternative, frame matching colors of pretty fabric or scrapbook paper to match your décor. Wall stickers can also be an option, because they are made to be removed easily. In addition, you can also hang curtains or inexpensive fabrics along the walls to create a nice feature and add color and texture to the room. You can even hang curtains from the ceiling to divide large areas. Not only that, mirrors are a cost-effective way to decorate your room. Mirrors make a narrow room look bigger and a dark room look brighter. Cheap mirrors can be found at home decor stores or a variety of online stores. If you are allowed to paint the walls, choose a light neutral color that will be easier to repaint before you move. Add color through other elements such as art, furniture and decorations.
Carpet is a solution for you as the apartment tenants. Carpets not only protect the floor, they are a great way to add warmth, color, and pattern to a room. In studio apartments or large rooms, carpets can also used to define the living room.
Curtains or drapes are already installed in a rented apartment, but if you need or want window decorations on a budget, consider making your own, without sewing skills.
Replacing the existing lighting in a rented apartment is usually not allowed, but if the lighting fixtures are bad or malfunctioning, it may be necessary to apply the replacement lighting to the apartment owner. The nice owner will probably offer to replace it. However, you can do it yourself too. Adding additional lighting to a room is an inexpensive way to brighten up a boring space. Think layered lighting from top to bottom. Chandelier or overhead lighting as well as task lighting can provide soft light, but don’t neglect floor or accent lighting to highlight artwork, cabinets, or bookshelves.
If the apartment you are renting is small, consider to placed multifunctional furniture. A sofa bed, for example, is very functional in a studio apartment. A multifunction ottoman as storage and a coffee table that turns into a dining table is also a creative solution for narrow spaces.
One of the best ways to add color and personality to a rental apartment is through accessories. To add uniqueness to an ordinary rental apartment or rented house, look for handicrafts or vintage items to make the room attractive. Add some color through sofa cushions and small accessories such as pottery, picture frames, or stacks of books. Houseplants can add nature touch to a room. If you work long hours or looking for plants that easy to care for, try succulents or other low-maintenance plants.