Some great ideas for the renters out there that want to spruce up your space and make it your own.

Renting a home and having that age old dilemma of how to decorate your home like it is your own?

This can be a tricky task as most landlords will put limitations on what you can or cannot do in an apartment or rental house.  We have 7 great ideas to make your space feel like your own without having to paint or rip out that dated kitchen floor.

1. Use removable wallpaper or decals.

-If you are lucky and have a supportive landlord they usually will let you paint but nine times out of ten landlords have a no painting policy. So what to do with a blank plain wall you ask?? Slap some decals or even removable wallpaper on that wall. This not only adds color, but also some character to the room.

The bonus about these two items is that it won’t ruin the wall and they are super easy to install.

2. Collect some art or even make your own.

-If you decided that putting wallpaper is too much of a hassle then try collecting some great art pieces. This adds some color to the room, but also give your guys something to discus over. Don’t be afraid to even get a blank canvas and paint it one solid color. This alone will add color to a room.

3. Paint Furniture.

-Find an amazing piece of furniture at a yard sale or even the thrift store. Paint it a bold color and put it somewhere in the house. This will also add some color but can be a staple piece to your room. Red apple or even a bright yellow can add a pop of color to the room.

4. Use rugs

-Adding a rug to the kitchen, entry way or even over some hard wood floors can look amazing. Adding a run over carpet can be tricky and sometimes tough to pull off, but if done right it can make any room look amazing.

5. Add some Light

-does the space lack natural lighting?  Adding a lamp or two or even table lamps not only help brighten things up but you can add that much needed splash of color by using decorative shades.  . Floor lamps can fill empty useless corners or take a chandelier to your nearest electrician to add a plug and then hang a hook from the center of the room and swag the chandelier from a hook.

6. Use curtains to your benefit.

-Rentals usually come with those boring white blinds. Who likes to look at that every day?  Curtains that come in rich colors or even an appealing texture can jazz up any windows. The big thing when decorating with curtains is to make sure you get the right length. Having them too short can be more of an eye sore than just the plain whit blinds. You want to usually make sure the curtains touch the floor. You can even use curtains on a plain wall as to fool that there is a big window behind it.

7. Don’t break the bank.

-Just because you are adding your own taste to the place doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to get the job done. There are plenty of websites that have DIY projects that can end up saving you big. Plus purchase just a few through pillows or some curtains and the whole room looks new.

Get creative.

We would love to hear from you if you have additional ideas for sprucing up an apartment or house you are renting. 

Tired of renting and want to start looking for a place of your own.  We can help you there too.  Click here to find your perfect Boise Idaho Home that is for sale.  


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