DIY Decorating Tips for Rental Apartments

Stylishly decorated apartment kitchen with balcony

Updating a Rental Property

A house becomes a home with the addition of your own personal touches. Precious family heirlooms and unique artwork remind you of who you are and what matters most in your life. Why forget about your favorite decorative items when moving into a rental space? Temporary apartment upgrades are possible with a bit of planning and research – here are a couple of temporary decorating ideas for renters looking to make their rental apartments feel like home.

Decorating Hacks for Renters

Don’t forget that decorating is key, and just because you’re living in a rental space doesn’t mean you can’t hang up pictures, stack your books, and lay down a shaggy rug. Leaving your mark will make you feel comfortable in your new space, and you’ll feel excited to come home to an apartment that accommodates your needs and unique style. DIY rental-apartment decorating is made easy with these tips and tricks.

Choose Versatile Furniture Pieces

Renting a temporary apartment often means you move frequently for business – and that you’ll keep moving in the future, depending on where your work takes you. For this reason, we recommend investing in versatile pieces that can be used in a variety of spaces. Modular sofas, folding chairs, and side or coffee tables offer flexibility and can easily be stored away when necessary.

Consider Lighting and Hardware Carefully

The right lighting makes any space feel warm and welcoming. Try to avoid overhead lighting by investing in decorative floor and table lamps which provide a soft glow instead of harsh lighting. By using these lamps, you can easily assert your style. Lamp bases and shades come in a variety of colors and patterns and act as decorative focal points of any room.

Switching out old hardware is another easy temporary apartment upgrade. Simply upgrade cabinet pulls in kitchens and bathrooms for a clean and refined look and replace ‘basic’ knobs with ones that speak to your own unique style. When you’re ready to move out, simply reinstall old fixtures. It’s as easy as that.

Pay Attention to Windows and Floors

Old windows and blinds can make a space feel outdated. Instead, purchase new, cozy curtains and rugs to add personality and dimension to your rooms. Many retailers offer plenty of affordable window and flooring treatments in a variety of colors and styles. Enjoy walking barefoot on a shaggy rug while sipping your morning cup of coffee. Or delicately pull back curtains to flood your living room with sunlight. If you’re wondering how to furnish and decorate small spaces, purchase rugs and curtains. They provide comfort while also hiding unseemly stains and outdated window fixtures.

Don’t Forget to Decorate

For many, decorating is the best part of moving into a new space. We believe art makes a home, and there are many ways to incorporate your favorite wall décor and family photos into a rental space. By including these items in your space, you’ll feel more at home and can kick off your shoes in a space that’s truly your own. So, invest in the gallery-style prints and artwork of your choice. You’ll feel great when you come home to a place you’ve carefully and thoughtfully designed – all with the help of these handy decorating tips.