Are you renting your house? As a tenant, it can be hard to make your house feel like a home. You’re really very limited when it comes to decorating parts of your house that don’t require approval from the landlord or worrying about upsetting the real estate. We’ve found a few great ways to decorate your home that will still get you your bond back at the end of the lease, so stop stressing about those bland white walls and start to feel at home today!
If you want to add some colour to your walls without having to repaint at the end of your lease, purchase yourself some decal stickers. These come in a variety of sizes, shapes and patterns, so you can opt for a decorative feature or add a whole wall pattern. The best part? They peel right off without taking the paint with it!
If you live in an older-style home, you’ll probably notice that there is sculpting towards the top of the wall. This is a decorative feature that is largely used in old Queenslander homes, and gives you the perfect place to hang artwork and pictures! Pop down to your local hardware store and pick up some moulding hooks so you can hang things up without having to put holes in the wall!
Not lucky enough to have moulding? Invest in some cheap sticky hooks to hang up your artwork and favourite photos. These are easily removed and shouldn’t damage the paint.
If you’ve got terrible floors in your rental home, the solution is easy—cover them up! Buy yourself some great rugs to tie in with your personality and decorating style. This will add your own personal touch to your home, cover up an eyesore and keep you in the good books with your landlord.
While you may not have put a whole lot of thought into the furniture you bought for your home, this is one of the things you have the most control over. If you can’t hang up artwork, make your furniture the centrepiece of the room with bright colours and patterns. Nothing quite adds personality like a patterned armchair!
Ceilings & windows
Change out light fixtures
An easy way to add personality to a room is with a feature light fixture. Luckily, light and lamp shades can be changed out pretty easily—just make sure you put the existing light somewhere safe and switch it back in when you move out!
Add your own curtains
Last but not least, switch out those boring, ugly curtains for your very own! This has two benefits—you get to make the room feel like your very own, and you can store the existing curtains somewhere safe, where they won’t get worn over the length of your lease.
If you just couldn’t help yourself and you’ve stuck a few hooks in the wall, then call in Truman Plastering to fix it up! With 20 years of experience in the plastering trade, John Truman can help with everything, from new-build homes and renovations, through to fixing up holes and cracks in your walls. Call them for a quote today!
Servicing: Gold Coast
If you’re done with renting and ready to build your very own home, talk to the experienced team at East Coast Construction Services. This team has more than 130 years’ combined experience in the building industry, and work on all types of projects including renovations, new homes, commercial and industrial buildings. Contact them to start planning your new home!
Servicing: Gold Coast
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