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Budget AND Rental-Friendly Décor Ideas

Living Room in Pillager Rental with Colorful Rug and CouchAs a renter, you will still want your rental home to be snug and will be your private space. Even though there often isn’t a lot you can do about things like wall color and flooring (unless you get permission from your Pillager property manager to alter them!), there are still numerous aspects you can do to add style and character to your home. The great thing is that it doesn’t cost much to decorate a rental home. You could do with a few key elements and an adequate amount of time to bring your vision to life. At this point, are some simple approaches to decorating your rental home on a budget.

Make the Most of Accent Pieces

If your rental home is like most others, you’ve got white or neutral walls. Even though some may consider this dreary, you may want to think of it as a blank canvas instead, and what you can add to make the space your own. For example, add a touch of drama to any large wall with oversized wall art.  Or, build a gallery wall with your favorite photos or framed prints. Accent pieces can help you turn your rental house into a home, whether it’s on the wall or in another place.

Add Character with Window Coverings

Window coverings are one more wonderful way to bring style and character into any room. Curtains, blinds, and shades all come in endless colors and materials and can be combined to create custom looks. No matter your preferred style, you can find window coverings that will add charm and charisma to your entire rental house.

Invest in Quality Furniture

If you are going to spend money on something, put an emphasis on purchasing quality pieces of furniture. Your furniture goes with you everywhere, and quality furniture will look better longer, unlike the inexpensive stuff. In particular, consider investing in a stylish sofa and a quality mattress. If you can’t afford to buy anything else, these two items will last for years and help you feel the comfort of home.

Accessorize with Personality

One place where you can easily save money on your decorations is when accessorizing. You may find some great budget décor items by shopping at thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales. Items purchased in these places are also often more unique and have more personality than anything you could buy in a store. Add some colorful throw pillows and a pretty rug to your main living space for instant style. Or, shop for an ornate mirror or some baskets for your bedroom or bathroom.

Bring in Natural Elements

Another great way to decorate a rental home on a budget is to attract live plants or other natural elements. Fresh greenery looks gorgeous and can help freshen the air inside your home. Potted plants can be assembled in many appealing ways, and a large potted palm or tree can add drama to any room.

Style Bookshelves

Finally, suppose you’ve got bookshelves anywhere in your rental home. In that case, you can use them not only for storage but to create a visually appealing display of all your favorite volumes and knickknacks. Even framed photographs and keepsakes can look great when arranged artfully on a bookshelf. Style your bookshelves by grouping things, arranging books both vertically and horizontally, or alternating books with other display items. You can let your personality shine by putting all of your favorite things on display in your home.


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