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4 Renter-friendly ways to update your living space

It can sometimes be challenging to make a rented property feel like home. But even though you may not be able to change the carpet or the colour of the walls, you can update your space with a few clever additions that reflect your own taste and style. Read on for our four renter-friendly (no permanent changes) ways to update your living space this summer!

1.   Bring interest to the walls with peel and stick decals

Although painting the walls or hanging wallpaper may be out of the question in your rented pad, there’s a huge choice of temporary wall decoration out there. Peel and stick decals can brighten up any wall and are easily removed when your lease ends. They won’t damage the walls either, so you don’t need to worry that your landlord may hang on to your deposit in order to redecorate.

Temporary wallpaper is also growing in popularity. You’ll find all manner of colours, styles and patterns and it looks just as good as the real thing. Even decorating just one wall can create a focal point for the space and give the room an entirely different look and feel. Temporary wallpaper is inexpensive and as with the decals, you can just peel off when you’re ready to move.

2.   Jazz up the floors with an animal skin rug

The cost of renting a property is at an all-time high, so you’ll want to invest in good quality pieces that will stand the test of time and won’t need to be replaced when you move.

Our sumptuous sheepskin rugs are soft, dense and will never go out of fashion. A treat for your toes on cold winter nights, you can also repurpose them as a throw or a wall hanging when you fancy a change. If modern is more your style, a modern cowhide rug is eye-catching and long-lasting and will never go out of style.  Plus, they’re available in a range of colours so it should be easy to find one that matches your existing colour scheme.

3.   Invest in storage

Few things make a home feel uninspiring and unwelcoming like clutter. Invest in some good quality storage to tidy away items when not in use and your space will instantly feel brighter, cleaner, bigger and more organised. Plus, thanks to modern furniture designs, your storage can pull double duty by adding texture and visual interest to your space. If your budget is stretched, consider visiting second hand shops or browsing Facebook marketplace for an older item that you can restore with some inexpensive furniture paint and modern handles or drawer knobs.

Don’t forget, you can use the top of the drawers or storage cupboard to add decorate items such as mementos from a favourite trip, photos, fresh flowers, or scented candles.

4.   Switch up your soft furnishings and lighting

If you’re just craving a change but don’t want to invest too much time and money, investing in new soft furnishings such as cushion covers, curtains and a duvet cover is a quick and easy way to transform any room. In the bathroom, simply add new towels and a new bathmat.

Lighting can also make or break a space – something as similar as a stylish new floor lamp can pull a room together and be another way to express your own personal taste in a temporary manner.

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