You found the perfect rental home for your family with enough bedrooms, bathrooms and living space, but there’s just one problem. It doesn’t reflect your personal style – not even one bit.
Rental homes can be a little tricky to decorate. You probably won’t be able to change the flooring, wall colors or appliances and you may not be allowed to put a bunch of holes in the walls. So how are you supposed to decorate and put your touch on this home if you can’t change anything?
Here are 10 temporary decor updates that can change the look of your rental home right now:
1. Chandeliers and lamps
Updating the lighting in your rental home may not be a cheap option, but it can definitely be temporary and will add so much flare to a boring room. Swap out the old flush mount ceiling lights in every room and replace them with chandeliers or celling fans that reflect your personal style. Can’t afford to do the entire house? Try focusing on the rooms that your guests will see the most – like the kitchen/dining area, entry way and living room.
You can easily remove your lighting and install it in another home should you decide to move. Be sure to keep the original light fixtures to replace them before you move out, though.
Looking for more light in a dim room? Try adding floor lamps!
Product Suggestion: Elbow Floor Lamp by Lumigado (affiliate)
2. Wall decals
By adding cute wall decals to bathrooms or kids rooms, you can change the entire look of the room. Check out how I added gold dot decals to my small bathroom.
I also have great examples of wall decals below:
3. Removable temporary wallpaper
Product Suggestion: Chasing Paper Stripes Removable Wallpaper (affiliate)
4. Appliance decals
If your rental home is full of outdated, ugly appliances, try temporarily updating them with magnetic appliance decals. You can go with more of a modern look or go as crazy as you’d like with colors and themes.
Product Suggestion: Stainless Steel Dishwasher Skin Cover by Fridge Fronts
5. Custom artwork
Product Suggestion: Canvas Prints by Mixbook (affiliate)
Temporary artwork hanging solution – 3M Sticky Hooks
You don’t have to have a green thumb to add greenery to your home. There are so many realistic-looking fake plants that will make any home feel more comfortable. I’m a little obsessed with fiddle-leaf fig trees right now.
Product Suggestion: Fiddle-Leaf Fig trees right now (France & Son affiliate).
7. Home Decor and Accessories
Adding cute accessories is a great way to add warmth, style and value to each room. You can find chic home decor that fits every budget at stores like Target, Anthropologie or SassySteals.com (affiliate).
Product Suggestion: Mason Jar Bath Set from SassySteals
8. Shower curtains
Product Suggestion: Intelligent Design Raina Microfiber Shower Curtain at JcPenney (affiliate)
9. Vinyl Floorcloths
10. Cabinet hardware
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