21.03.2024

Rental Refresh: Décor tips for Temporary Spaces

By Fineline Team

Transforming a rental space into a personalized home comes with its unique set of challenges. From restrictions on painting walls, to limits on hanging mirrors or artwork pieces – renters often face many limitations when it comes to decorating. However, with the right creative strategies you can turn your apartment into a space that reflects your style and personality. Let’s dive into some practical and inspiring ideas to make your rental feel like home sweet home!

Embrace Peel and Stick Products for Quick Makeovers

Image of a kitchen with a white tile backsplash

Removable wallpapers and tiles are game changers when it comes to upgrading a rental space. These versatile and temporary solutions allow you to make bold statements in rooms without the permanence (and effort) of traditional methods. With peel and stick wallpaper, you can transform plain walls into stunning focal points – from vibrant patterns, bold colours, or subtle textures. Similarly, detachable tiles can offer a quick way to give an apartment’s kitchen backsplash or bathroom floor a new update. The best part? These products are renter-friendly and can be easily removed without leaving any damage or residue.

Bright Ideas: Change up those Lighting Fixtures

A bedroom with a warm floor lamp

Transforming the lighting fixtures in your rental can instantly modernize the space, swapping out outdated lights for a warmer, homely vibe. Rather than the often-fluorescent lighting that’s standard to most apartment units, consider swapping them out with sleek pendant lights to create some ambience. Similarly, consider incorporating floor or table lamps that can create a cozy atmosphere and an inviting living space. Another alternative is installing LED strip lights in your space, to blend functionality and aesthetics without damaging the walls. These temporary changes to your rental’s lighting can make key differences in your interior design projects.

Inject Personality with Bold Hues and Patterns

Bold throw pillows, with the central pillow decorated with a pattern of cacti

One of the most common restrictions in decorating rental spaces is not being able to paint walls – often leaving renters with plain or neutral living spaces. However, if you’re still looking to infuse personality and bold colours into your space consider incorporating them in alternative ways. Items like eye-catching rugs, tapestries, and decorative throw pillows or blankets can serve as design focal points. Opt for patterns that reflect your style, whether it’s geometric shapes, floral motifs, or eclectic designs. These patterned accents not only add visual interest but also create a cohesive and dynamic look throughout your home. Mix and match different colors and patterns to create a lively personalized space, even in a rental setting.

Damage-Free Displays

Transforming your rental space with art doesn’t have to mean drilling holes in walls or risking damage. Command strips offer a convenient and damage-free solution for hanging artwork, photographs, and other wall décor in rentals. These adhesive strips are easy to apply and remove, making them perfect for temporary displays without leaving behind residue or marks. With command strips, you can express your style and personalize your space with art while preserving the walls of your rental property.

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