How to Decorate a Rental Apartment
This blog post is about how to decorate a rental apartment!
Since a rental apartment isn’t 100% yours, and you can’t completely change it or do whatever you want with it’s interior, it doesn’t mean that you can’t make it feel like your own and decorate it.
In this blog post, I share with you exactly how to upgrade your rental apartment, and how to decorate a rental apartment on a budget, and completely change your apartment!
First of all, before we get started, you should go through the place’s rules and make sure the home owner allows changing the things you want to change.
Now, after you got permission, let’s get started!
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HOW TO DECORATE A RENTAL APARTMENT:
1. Paint Some Walls!
One of the most affecting ways to upgrade any space, is by painting some walls!
You can switch out the colors of the walls, or paint one accent wall, or if you know how to draw nicely – you can draw a wall mural on one wall!
For example, a while ago I painted only one wall in my living room a different color (they were all white walls before), and it made such a huge difference!
It’s unbelievable how painting a wall a different color can make such a huge difference in a space, and upgrade a room that much!
2. Upgrade Your Kitchen
If you don’t like how your kitchen looks like, and you got permission from your landlord, you can make some little changes to your kitchen! What do I mean?
Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets – you will definitely need your landlord’s permission on this one.
But if you don’t like the color of your kitchen cabinets, and your landlord doesn’t care, you can paint all of the kitchen cabinets!
Stick Contact Paper on Your Kitchen Cabinets – if your landlord isn’t a fan of painting the kitchen cabinets, another brilliant option would be to stick contact paper on your kitchen cabinets and remove them when you move out.
But before you buy them, make sure that you are buying easy to remove contact paper, so you won’t have any problems when you move out.
Stick Peel & Stick Backsplash Tiles – another great way to upgrade your kitchen is by sticking peel & stick backsplash tiles. It will make such a different in your kitchen, and can really upgrade it’s look.
In here as well, I always recommend buying peel & stick backsplash tiles that are easy to remove when you move out.
Switch Out Your Kitchen Cabinets Handles – believe it or not, switching out your kitchen cabinets handles will make such a huge difference!
There are many beautiful cabinets handles on Amazon that you can buy for your kitchen.
But make sure to keep the original kitchen cabinets handles for when you move out!
Here are some of my favorite Amazon kitchen cabinets knobs:
3. Renovate With Stick-on Tiles
If you are not happy with the flooring, I’m excited to share with you a great solution!
Also, there are some special outdoor stick-on tiles that will be perfect for your balcony!
4. Focus on The Furniture
The best way to decorate your rental apartment, is by buying pretty furniture pieces, home decor pieces, and more decorations!
I highly recommend reading this blog post with all of the best and affordable home decor and furniture stores.
5. Add Some Plants
I love plants! And they are such a fun way to decorate a space. You can combine hanging plants, floor plants, and decorating tables/bookcases/shelves.
Here’s some Pinterest inspiration:
6. Swap Your Switch Plates
It’s the little things in life that make the big difference. And this may sound random, but switching out your light switch plates to nicer ones, can really upgrade your place!
There are many beautiful light switch plates on Amazon.
7. Switch Your Boring Door Knob to a Cute One!
Another way to decorate a rental apartment is by switching the boring door knobs to cute ones!
As I said before – it’s the little things in life, including in your home. So you may be surprised to how much switching your door knobs can make a different!
I found some very cute door knobs on Amazon, I highly recommend checking them out!
Also, just a reminder – make sure to keep the old door knobs so you can switch them back when you move out!
8. Get Some Pretty Light Fixtures
Usually, apartments don’t come with nice light fixtures, and some of them don’t come with any type of light fixtures (only the light bulb hanging out).
In any case, one of the best ways to upgrade any space, is by completing the interior design with a beautiful light fixture.
There are many beautiful light fixtures on Target and on Amazon!
9. Get a Different Toilet Seat
Maybe this sounds super random, but if you don’t like your bathroom, you can try upgrading it by decorating your bathroom and changing the toilet seat.
Obviously changing the toilet seat is a small change you can make, but it can really complete the look of your bathroom
10. Paint The Ceiling
You are probably thinking, why the heck should I paint the ceiling? But trust me, you will be shocked by the major impact on the feel of a room once you do it!
You can either do a crazy painting on the ceiling (for example drawing the sky/clouds) or you can do it more simply, and paint the ceiling any color you want.
It will make such a huge difference and will upgrade your place!
11. Maximize Organization Space
Make your place as clean and not messy as you can by maximizing organization space and organizing your stuff smartly.
You can do this by adding under the bed storage bins, getting a TV stand with drawers, and using the full organization potential of your place to fully maximize organization space.
12. Add Wall Paper to an Accent Wall
If you don’t feel like painting, or you are looking for another way to decorate a rental apartment – consider getting a beautiful wall paper for one of your walls!
13. Decorate With Bookcases Instead of Shelves
If your homeowner doesn’t allow hanging shelves, you can get some bookcases instead and decorate them. Using bookshelves can also be used as a great storage solution and to nicely organize your belongings.
14. Upgrade Your Furniture
There are so many ways to transform your furniture and to make a furniture piece a completely different piece!
For example, check out the picture below to see what a change of colors and handles can make to a dresser!
If there is a furniture piece you don’t like, a table, for example, a nightstand/any decor piece, you can easily paint it a different color, or switch the handles, and completely change it into a different piece!
15. Decorate Your Walls Smartly
One of the main ways to upgrade your place is by decorating it and making it from an “apartment”/”house” to a home.
You can’t forget the walls, and you should decorate them smartly. Don’t go all over the place, but don’t leave the walls empty.
There are many beautiful wall decor ideas you can do in your home! From regularly hanging pictures, doing a collage wall, hanging mirrors, and more!
Here’s some Pinterest wall decor inspiration:
And that’s it! This blog post was about how to decorate a rental apartment in a few easy steps!
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