Decorating Tips for Rental Properties

22nd March 2022

When moving into your new home, one of the first things that you might want to do is make it your own by adding hints of your personality through artwork, colours and style. However, when renting a property, decorating options can be limited by the landlord and as a consequence, it can sometimes be difficult to make the property feel like home. Here are our top tips for decorating your rental property.


Storage doesn’t need to be a simple cupboard or chest of drawers, there are many storage solutions available that can add personality to your home. Whether it's replacing your plain cabinet handles with something more exciting or choosing a completely new piece of furniture that has space inside for your belongings whilst making a statement, your choices for storage can completely change the look of your home. This can be particularly helpful when exploring decorating ideas for small rental apartments, where space is often limited. 

Kitchen storage cabinet which displays dining set

Rugs, Throws, Cushion

You’d be surprised how much the look of a home can change with the simple addition of a rug, throw or set of cushions. If your walls are required to be light and neutral, then soft furnishings can be a great way of implementing a colour scheme into your rooms. Not to mention the added comfort!

Tile Stickers

If you want to liven up some plain tiles in your bathroom or kitchen, or the ones in place just aren’t your style - tile stickers are widely available and can transform your walls. They are simple to apply and, when it comes to moving on, simple to remove without a trace!

Indoor Plants

Houseplants are a fantastic way to keep your home looking fresh and bright. With different shapes, sizes and colours available - bringing plants into your property are a great way to change the look and feel of the space. You can add even more personality by using funky plant pots of various designs. 

Houseplant on a bedside table

Wall Art

If you have artwork or family pictures you'd like to display in your home, but your landlord doesn't allow for holes in the wall, then you could use self-adhesive strips which are specifically designed for this purpose. Whilst some pictures may require the application of multiple strips, they are a great way to hang wall art without the need for screws and nails. 

We’d always recommend speaking to your landlord before making any decisions about decorating your rental apartment or house. All landlords are different in terms of what they feel is acceptable. Whilst some may even allow neutral painting and picture hanging, others would prefer no permanent changes at all. Once you have established what your landlord is happy for you to do, you can begin to personalise your home using the above tips without the worry of losing your deposit. 

If you’re moving in the near future and looking for somewhere to temporarily store your belongings, get in touch with our friendly team to find out how we can help.