For anyone looking for fun ways to decorate a rental apartment, I’ve been there and I understand! Whether you’re waiting for a move to complete, are relocating for a temporary job, or just prefer that no strings attached life, rentals are super convenient.
However, you don’t want to seem like you’re living in a vanilla box, right? Well, you don’t have to anymore with these apartment decor tips.
I’m all about livening up just about any place. My home. Your home. The home of the neighbors who just moved in down the street who don’t even know me yet. I love color and creativity and I believe firmly in making my home my castle. And honestly, it’s so easy.
There are tons of ways to liven up your space. Here are 7 ways to decorate a rental that will change a space in a matter of minutes.
7 Creative Ways To Decorate A Rental – Apartment Decor Tips
Out of all my apartment decor tips, this is the simplest one. We are starting off nice and easy. If you want to bring life into a place, bring the outdoors in! Flowers make the rooms smell wonderful, of course, but they also help add a pop of color to your room.
This small move is super easy to change out as you’d like as well. Plus, flowers give you that “lived-in” feeling whenever you come home and is really affordable when it comes to apartment decor tips. FULL CONFESSION – I usually pick up a fresh bunch whenever I go food shopping. New batch of food and a new bouquet for the ktichen? Works for me!
Hang Wall Art
Too often, people think that if they are only going to be in a place for 6 months or a year, there’s no reason to decorate a rental by hanging anything on their wall. I don’t think that’s true! Make your home, YOUR home for as long as you’re there.
Use hanging strips that don’t damage the walls and see how nice it is to come home to something personal and beautiful in your space. Add personal photos and details that truly make the space your own.
Simplify Your Space
In a rental, especially if you’ll only be there short term, less is more should be your philosophy. Personalize the space with touches like books or pictures but don’t go crazy. Adding your turtle knick-knack collection or your junior high volleyball trophies is probably going to make your rental feel cluttered.
Buy New Pillows
Maybe you’re not ready to buy new furniture. Maybe you’re waiting until you figure out what you want. Regardless, pillows always fit. Adding new pillows is another easy way to add a pop of color without spending a lot or tying yourself to a color scheme you might not like in a few years.
And PS – as you can see, I am a pillow girl and I LOVE THEM. Pillows can entirely change the feel of a room and always offer up a good laugh between me and my husband. He thinks I went overboard. I say that I don’t have enough. You have to find the right balance when you decorate your rental. Every choice is unique.
Get Creative With Built-Ins
If you know me even a little bit you know I am a huge fan of creativity. Shake the dust off that creative bone in your body and see how you can make the most of the built-ins in your rental.
Is there a sweet hutch you can add to your apartment decor? Some well-placed shelves? Maybe a bookshelf? Take advantage of what’s already there and use it to your advantage.
Throw Up A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Before you start looking at colors, be sure to re-read your rental agreement to make sure you actually can paint the walls. If you can, go ahead and let your color wheel fly. Lemon yellow? Aquarium blue? Majestic purple? The possibilities are literally endless. And honestly, I’ve had them all.
Rent New Furniture
If you are living in a short term rental situation, consider renting furniture from CORT Furniture Rental until you can figure out what you really want to do. Don’t spend thousands of dollars on a whim just because you need a bed ASAP.
Give yourself the gift of trying out different looks and styles of furniture in your rental. If your current lifestyle requires a bit of flexibility, CORT might be your best solution.
No need to marry your furniture. Just hang out with it for as long as you need it and then give it the old “it’s not you, it’s me” as CORT takes it away and you move on to your next adventure. Be sure to visit the CORT blog for great tips and advice on how to move forward with your next… move.
No matter if you have lived in your house for 20 years or you just moved into a rental last week, you can always liven the place up.