Top 10 Decorating hacks for rental properties

When it comes to home decorating your rented property, there are plenty of ways to dress up your rental without making any permanent changes.

You can find a place to rent thanks to sites like Rentola and its huge network of rental properties where a search agent ensures that future tenants get notified via email when a suitable property becomes available. The property preferences can be sorted by property type, location, price and radius. When you find the one which fits you best you can decorate it without much effort.

Check out some of our favourite decorating hacks for rental properties below!

1.  Hang curtains to make your rental feel more like home

Rentals can often feel impersonal and sterile, but one easy way to make your space feel more like home is to hang curtains. Not only do they add a touch of style, but they can also help to block out any unwanted light or noise.

2.  Add plants or flowers for some natural beauty

If you’re looking for a way to add some life to your rental, consider adding plants or flowers. Not only will they make your space look more welcoming, but they can also help to purify the air. Plants are known to have a calming effect, so they’re the perfect addition if you’re looking to create a relaxing atmosphere.

Decorating hacks for rental properties

3.  Use area rugs to define different spaces

If your rental is open-concept, area rugs can be a great way to define different spaces. Whether you want to create a cozy reading nook or a dining area, rugs can help to anchor the space and make it feel more cohesive. Choose different colours and textures to really make the space your own.

4.  Hang pictures or mirrors on the walls

One of the quickest and easiest ways to personalize your rental is to hang pictures or mirrors on the walls. Not only will they add a bit of character, but they can also help to make a space feel more welcoming. Although, if you’re renting you may not be allowed to nail them to the wall. In that case, try and use command hooks or washi tape instead.

5.  Install shelving to create extra storage space

If your rental is lacking in storage, consider installing shelving. Whether you need a place to store books or dishes, shelves can help to free up space and make your rental feel more organized. Remember to always ask for permission before putting the shelving up. Some landlords won’t mind you doing a bit of drilling but it is always good to ask for permission first.

6.  Invest in the Right Furniture

When it comes to furnishing your rental, it’s important to invest in pieces that are both stylish and functional. Look for furniture that can be easily moved around or reconfigured to suit your changing needs. Some rentals come furnished so you may not get a chance to decide this. If this is the case then ask your landlord if it is possible to get new furniture.

This can be a long shot but depending on the state of the furniture (and their generosity) they might invest in some.

7.  Bring in some texture with throws and pillows

If you want to add some warmth to your rental, consider bringing in throws and pillows. Not only will they make your space more comfortable, but they can also help to add visual interest. Adding throws and pillows in different colours and textures is a great way to experiment with your style and make your rental feel like home.

8.  Add Details to your Bathroom

The bathroom is often one of the most neglected spaces in a rental, but there are easy ways to add some style. Hang a shower curtain, put out some pretty towels, or add a few plants to make it feel more like your own. Stickers are also an underutilised decorating option. They can bring some much-needed vibrancy to a room and are extremely easy to peel off. Perfect to use on bathroom tiled walls. Just ensure they’re high-quality so they don’t make the room look tacky.

9.  Use Temporary Wallpaper

One of the easiest ways to make a big impact in your rental is to use temporary wallpaper. Whether you want to add some pattern or simply change the colour of a room, wallpaper can make all the difference. The best part is, it’s easy to remove when you’re ready to move out.

10.  Create a Mini Art Gallery

If you love art you could create your own mini gallery in your rental. Hang some of your favourite pieces on the walls or display them on shelves. Not only will it make your space more stylish, but it’ll also give you a chance to show off your personality. Art is also a great conversation starter, so it’s perfect for entertaining guests.


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