More people are renting in the UK than ever before, and though there are a number of benefits to rental property for both the landlord and the tenant, many are concerned about damaging the property through decoration. From blue tack stains to ugly wallpaper, making permanent changes to a rental property is never a good idea, however that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a little personality. Many landlords want their properties to be both appealing to renters as well as being easy to maintain, like the investment properties available from RW Invest. We’ve taken a look at the best ways to decorate a rental property without damage.
Fabric is Your Friend
Fabric is perfect for adding some personality to a rental property, from bohemian wall hangings to fluffy bright cushions. No matter how plain and boring a property might be, soft furnishings are a great way to add colour and personality to your space. One great way to protect the carpet in a rented property, or cover up previous tenants’ mistakes, is to choose some beautiful rugs. Try a soft and shaggy large floor rug in the living room and cute doormats in the hallway to make sure your property is free of muddy footprints.
Decoration for Renters
Another way you can add personality to a rented property is by using temporary decorations that are designed for renters. Removable wallpaper – also known as peel and stick wallpaper – is perfect for adding some bright patterns to your rental home or adding colour without painting. The range of removable wallpaper is ever increasing, and it will leave no damage to the wall once you take it down to move. There are a number of other options for decorating without damage include washi tape, removable chalkboard wallpaper, self-adhesive tiles, removable wall stickers and wall hangings. If you crave colour and spend hours on Pinterest looking at interior design, then there are plenty of options available for you.
Wall art is one of the best ways to add personality to your home, and for renters this can be an affordable and stylish option. If you are worried about hammering nails and damaging walls, command hooks are another great trick for renters. They are a great way to hang things up in your rental property, without using nails or screws and damaging the walls. Find unique picture frames from charity shops and bargain shops and use them to create a unique feature wall. You can also lean up large pieces of art on shelves for a non-damaging way to add art to your rental.
All the Accessories
Unique home accessories are perfect for adding personality and choosing small, quirky pieces which you love means you can take them to your next place too. From gorgeous feature lamps and house plants to globes and candlesticks, there are so many options available when it comes to home accessories. Statement lighting is another way you can add personality without causing damage. Just remember not to throw away anything that was in the property when you moved in there, before checking with the landlord.