How To Spruce Up Your Rental

Want to transform your home into a style haven, but your lease is holding you back? There is a solution.

“A bit of creativity and a few adhesive hooks go a long way when it comes to revamping your rental home ,” says the stylist for online homeware retailer The Home, Emma Blomfield.

Here she shares her top tips for updating your rental without breaking your lease.

1. Spruce Up The Walls

If your landlord hasn't been kind enough to paint your walls a lovely crisp white, try creating a gallery wall of stretched canvases and framed prints to hide an ugly paint colour. 3M hooks are a renter’s best friend and you can still achieve the full impact of a gallery frame wall with them so go nuts!

2. Cover The Floors

Invest in a large rug to cover rental carpet or scuffed floorboards. The largest rug you can afford will do wonders for your flooring and at the same time will help to zone and define the living space.

3. Change The Door Knobs

Is the kitchen looking a little tired and dated? Head to your local hardware store and purchase some new kitchen cupboard door knobs. Keep the old ones just in case you need to swap them back before moving out!

4. Create Vignettes

Use your chest of drawers, top of the buffet or coffee table to tell a visual story in your living room or bedroom. Place some trinkets, knickknacks and books from your travels your coffee table, or use the top of the buffet to rest a large piece of art that can't be drilled into the wall.

5. Mirror Mirror

Need to add some reflective light into the space but can't hang heavy objects on the wall? Look for a floor length mirror that can lean against the wall or has a stand on the back so you can have it filling the entry way or in your bedroom to check yourself out while getting dressed of a morning.

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