Fantastic Decorating Tips That Won’t Cause Permanent Damage

If you want to make your house a home but you are still renting, then these handy decorating tips can help.

They won’t cause permanent marks or changes to the house and this will make your landlord very happy. The changes don’t have to be intrusive, they can be subtle but make you feel at home.

The rug life

Many landlords shy away from letting their tenants tear up the carpet or stain the floors. There is often too much risk involved and could end up costing them a lot of money to change for future tenants.

Instead, buying a rug can change the atmosphere of a room and it can do wonders for the design. Homes To Love says that a rug can brighten a dark room, change the colour theme and provide great floor protection. It will make a huge difference to the room but not to the bank account, and of course it’s not a permanent change.

If you are wanting to make changes to your rented house, then wall art can mix things up without causing permanent damage.

Feature wall of art

A feature wall is often associated with painting one wall a different colour from the others, but you can also make it a feature wall using art. Using wall-friendly adhesives you can attach shelves and hang decorations to liven up the space.

We recommend that framed photos and pictures are a simple and inexpensive way to add a splash of colour to the room without painting it. You want to make the wall the first thing that people look at when they walk in the room, so it’s time to get creative.

Indoor plants can change the atmosphere and make you less fatigued.

Pot plants

Some people shy away from going green in their house because they need maintenance to look after. However, potted or hanging plants indoors can be a lovely addition. Home Life suggests that some of the top plants to keep inside are dumb canes, rubber plant, pin-stripe calathea and orchards.

Having living plants inside the house can do wonders for your concentration as well. The Journal of Environmental Psychology conducted a study on how having plant life indoors can make you smarter. It found that plants can prevent fatigue which in return helped with concentration.

If you want to make your rented house into a lovely home, then you don’t have to make permanent changes, talk to the team at Rayner First National Real Estate for inspiration and renting advice.