Five simple tips for decorating a rented flat
Living in a rented flat also means having deposited a deposit as a guarantee, and wanting to get it back when you leave. But being a tenant does not mean that you want to live in a place without personality. With this article, discover five tips to give your living space a real decorative spirit, and get your deposit back without any problems!
1) Add some personality to your walls
Surely you’re not going to repaint your brand new white walls, your landlord can’t stop you, but he wouldn’t like it, so it’s best to keep that in mind. The solution? Wall Stickers. Although they had their moment of glory a few years ago, and are now less common in decoration, they are still an easy, beautiful and cheap way to decorate your walls in a temporary and reversible way (and not only walls by the way, kitchen cupboard doors, or sliding cupboards also like the sticker system a lot!) They have also improved a lot in terms of quality and choice. A site like Tenstickers not only offers you a lot of great designs at a great price, but you can also create personalised stickers that look like you, very easily, and for very little money!
Magnetic or repositionable wallpaper is another option, but it’s quite expensive, so it’s a much bigger investment, and more difficult to apply than the classic sticker. So give your decor a total makeover by going for an exotic theme such as a Jungle wall mural or perhaps something less flashy if you’re more of a minimalist type.
2) Hang your photos and objects without drilling holes in the walls
New products have appeared to hang light objects and photos, posters and other decorative items on walls without the need to drill holes in the walls. They are designed to hold a maximum weight of 7 kg. So you can have the ethnic chic decor of your dreams, with natural fibre plates, without damaging the walls of your flat!
3) Invest in quality furnishings
The cost of renting a flat is usually less than buying a comparable property. If your banker doesn’t agree with the “I only buy authentic designer pieces” option, invest in a single piece of furniture or a signed lamp, it will elevate your entire classic décor. I have an AA Airborne armchair in my living room, and in my kitchen, a white and wooden SMEG fridge in baby blue. That’s enough to make my interior stand out from my neighbour’s.
4) Treat yourself to a nice big rug
A nice big rug, 2m x 3m, will make you forget about boring laminate flooring in the living room. You can find them at very affordable prices on the internet, you don’t need to invest in pure wool, just a good quality acrylic. It is best to install it in front of the sofa, under the coffee table, to make the seating area warmer and cosier, in combination with your general decoration.
5) Personalise the kitchen floor and the sideboard
On the credenza, stickers will save you from 70s-style flowers, and on the floor a vinyl carpet imitating cement tiles will give the little vintage chic touch you were dreaming of, without having to invest more than a few tens of euros. If you have access to a balcony or terrace, this type of carpet will also allow you to brighten up the floor at a lower cost.