6 Renter-Friendly Home Décor Hacks to Transform Your Space

Couple hanging wall art featuring various champagne glasses
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When it comes to apartment living, don’t let the dreaded gray-colored everything leave you feeling stuck. No “landlord special” can hold you back from creating a space that’s unique to you! Permanent customizations may be out the window if you want to see any bit of that deposit back. However, here are six renter-friendly home décor hacks that will elevate your home without the hassle and risk of traditional updates.

1.) Removable Wallpaper

With a variety of budget-friendly options and unique designs currently available, temporary wallpaper is more popular now than ever. This versatile décor option allows you to incorporate patterns, textures, and colors to your space without committing to traditional wallpaper. Generally easy to install and re-adjustable, bringing fun and unique wallpaper into your space is a wallet and renter-friendly home décor hack that’s bound to make a great impression on your guests.

2.) Peel-and-Stick Tile Backsplash 

Another budget-friendly option to consider for a rental space is peel and stick backsplash! The adhesive tiles come in an array of styles and designs, allowing you to customize your space without the hassle of messy tile installation. You just simply peel off the backing and stick the tiles to your walls for an instant transformation. Many tile options can also easily be cut to customize for the perfect fit.

3.) Command Hooks for Organization

Maximize your storage space with Command™ hooks! These handy adhesive hooks can be easily attached to walls, doors, and cabinets to hang keys, bags, towels, and more. You can hang your items directly on the hooks or incorporate baskets, rods, and other organizational pieces to get virtually endless storage and display possibilities. They can also be removed without leaving any damage, making them ideal for renters who want to stay organized without drilling or hammering holes.

4.) Furniture Covers and Throws

We all know how expensive good quality furniture can be, so why not keep your favorite sofas and chairs, or snag a great thrift deal and give them a facelift that’s also friendly on your wallet. Whether you want to hide stains, update outdated upholstery, or protect your furniture from pets and spills, slipcovers and throws are an affordable and stylish solution. This is another great option to express some creativity with a variety of colors, patterns, and textures to compliment your décor.

5.) Temporary Flooring

Not a fan of your rental’s flooring? Temporary flooring solutions like peel-and-stick vinyl tiles can elevate your space in a major way. These DIY-friendly flooring options are easy to install and can generally be removed when you move out. With this type of flooring, you can enjoy the look of of various colors, patterns, and finishes under your feet, without making any major irreversible changes to your home or apartment.

6.) DIY Artwork and Gallery Walls

Get creative with paint, fabric, or recycled materials to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces that reflect your personality and style. You can arrange them in a gallery wall layout using removable adhesive hooks or picture hanging strips for easy installation and rearrangement. Finding interesting frames at thrift stores or swap meets can also add to the fun of creating your renter-friendly gallery wall.

Have you tried any of these renter-friendly home décor hacks? Let us know how they turned out and what brands you recommend!

Heather Moran
Digital Marketing Manager at JohnHart Real Estate | + posts

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