Simple Ways to Decorate Your Rented Home Without Losing Your Deposit
Millions of us are currently renting our homes, and whether you have dreams of becoming a homeowner yourself, or you’re hoping to move to bigger and better property at some point, ensuring you get your deposit or bond back once you leave, is enough to keep you up at night.
While many landlords are quite flexible and permit their tenants to decorate and make changes to their properties (as long as they’re returned to their original condition) others are not so accommodating. And any decorate changes can result in violating your tenancy agreement and relinquishing a substantial amount of money. This situation can be tricky, however, there are plenty of ways you can put your own stamp on your rented home, without jeopardising your deposit. In this post, we’ll explore some simple ways you can decorate your rented home, read on to find out more.
Showcase Your Favourite Photos
If your rented accommodation is lacking in shelves and surfaces, then placing photographs in frames around your home can prove difficult. You may also be dubious about hanging heavy photo frames on the walls. This is where aluminium wall prints from Hello Canvas can make a difference. Robust and indestructible, these stunning prints are the perfect way to showcase your favourite photos without heavy picture frames or canvases that could become damaged in an inevitable house move. These prints are created with razor-sharp precision and quality, and they can be printed in any colour, which could easily complement the rest of your décor.
Update Your Bedding
If you want to focus on updating your bedroom, then you can make instant changes by updating your bedding and comfort accessories. You could choose something bright and cheerful, or something a little more elegant and chic, such as hotel-white linen. The crisp white sheets will be incredibly inviting and if you want to add a pop of colour, decorate your bed with bright throws, cushions and blankets.
Cover The Floor
If the carpets or flooring in your rented home has seen better days, you don’t have to ask your landlord for a refit. You can easily make subtle but instant changes by adding some rugs and floor coverings in every room of the house. This way, you can style your home to your design and taste, protect your deposit and hide those tired old carpets.
Focus on Storage Options
One of the biggest issues with rented accommodation is the lack of storage. This usually means tenants have to deal with clutter and find space-saving solutions. If you’re trying to decorate, why not incorporate storage and design together? A footstool with hidden storage, a new TV stand with multiple shelves, baskets and trays for all your smaller items – the possibilities are endless!
There are plenty of ways you can decorate your rented home without risking your deposit. You could always reach out to your landlord and enquire about any potential changes you want to make and see what their response is. Just remember to get their permission in writing before you go ahead.