Often, renters can find it difficult to make their apartment, house, or condo feel like their home. However, just because you don’t own your space, doesn’t mean that you can’t find ways to make it your own. Below, we’ve put together some fun weekend projects that renters can do without sacrificing their security deposit.
Fun Home Design Projects for Renters
If you’re looking for fun ways to make your home your own, check out these quick and affordable home design projects that renters can complete in a weekend. It’s important to note that you should respect the rules of your living space and ask your landlord or property manager about anything you aren’t sure about.
- Add some plants to your home.
Many renters just don’t have the outdoor space or the beautiful views that they’d like to. If this is you, you can bring some of the beauty of the outdoors into your apartment by introducing some house plants and flowers. Brighten up a dark corner of your apartment with a potted tree or bring some color to your kitchen with a vase full of your favorite flowers. It only takes a few moments to find the right indoor plants that will help make your space feel more like home.
- Install decorative wall storage.
Is storage a problem in your rental unit? Try adding a few wall shelves in the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom for instant storage. Use the shelves to showcase your books and art work or to store your kitchen and bathroom essentials. Look for shelves that do not require you to put too many holes in the wall. That way when you move out, you will be able to fill the holes without leaving any damage.
- Use peel-and-stick wall coverings to add some texture.
If boring white walls have you feeling down, try some peel-and-stick wall art. These materials, which you can find at your local craft store, are removeable and sometimes even reusable. Use a pattern or color that works with your design for the room. Adding the wall art to just one wall is a great way to create an accent wall that adds more texture to the room.
- Purchase some area rugs.
The flooring in rental units often takes a beating. Whether its outdated flooring or worn down carpet, it can be hard to feel at home in a space that has tired looking floors. If you want to hide the scuff marks and tracks from previous tenants, find some beautiful area rugs to lay down over the floor. If you want to get creative, you can make your own floor cloths from canvas or vinyl instead of purchasing area rugs.
- Hit the flea market for statement pieces.
The right unique statement piece can really help you tie the room together and make your space your own. Check out flea markets and thrift stores for fun and unique pieces you can add to your home. Don’t be afraid to make it your own by refurbishing the piece or adding a fresh coat of paint.
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