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Budget AND Rental-Friendly Décor Ideas

Living Room in Lynbrook Rental with Colorful Rug and CouchAs a renter, you will still want your rental home to be a pleasant and personal space. While there often isn’t much you can do concerning things like wall color and flooring (unless you get permission from your Lynbrook property manager to change them!), there are still several things you can do to add style and character to your home. The greatest part is that it doesn’t cost much to decorate a rental home. You need a few key elements and enough time to bring your vision to life. Here are a few easy methods to decorate your rental home on a budget.

Make the Most of Accent Pieces

If your rental home is like most others, you’ve got white or neutral walls. Even if some may be concerned about this and think of it as drab, you may want to think of it as a blank canvas instead, and what you can add to making the space your own. For instance, add a dash of drama to any large wall with oversized wall art.  Or, create a gallery wall with your favorite photos or framed prints. Accent pieces can help you turn your rental house into a home, whether on the wall or elsewhere.

Add Character with Window Coverings

Window coverings are another amazing way to bring style and character into any room. Curtains, blinds, and shades all come in endless colors and materials and may be combined to build custom looks. No matter your ideal style, you can learn some window coverings will add charm and appeal to your entire rental house.

Invest in Quality Furniture

If you plan to spend money on anything, concentrate on buying quality pieces of furniture. Your furniture goes with you everywhere, and quality furniture will look better longer, unlike the inexpensive stuff. In particular, consider investing in a stylish sofa and a quality mattress. If you can’t afford to buy anything else, these two items will last for years and help you feel the comfort of home.

Accessorize with Personality

One place where you can easily save money on your decorations is when accessorizing. You may find some great budget décor items by shopping at thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales. Items purchased in these places are also often more unique and have more personality than anything you could buy in a store. Add some colorful throw pillows and a pretty rug to your main living space for instant style. Or, shop for an ornate mirror or some baskets for your bedroom or bathroom.

Bring in Natural Elements

Another terrific way to decorate a rental home on a budget is to bring in live plants or other natural elements. Fresh greenery looks beautiful and can help freshen the air inside your home. Potted plants can be arranged in many attractive ways, and a large potted palm or tree can add drama to any room.

Style Bookshelves

Lastly, suppose you’ve got bookshelves anywhere in your rental home. If this is the case, you can use them not only for storage but to create a visually appealing display of all your favorite volumes and knickknacks. Even framed photographs and keepsakes can look great when arranged artfully on a bookshelf. Style your bookshelves by grouping things, placing books both vertically and horizontally, or alternating books with other display items. You can let your personality shine by putting all of your favorite things on display in your home.


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