Decorating a Rental to Make it Feel Like Home

Monday 11 Jan 2021

Just because you’re renting, doesn’t mean you can’t make your space feel like home. You can add your own flare to a rental without making permanent and drastic changes that will upset your landlord.

First National Browns Plains recommend follow these top 5 tips for decorating a rental:


  1. Floor lamps are a great way to create more lighting in a room if it feels a little dull. Their height can also make the ceilings appear taller. Available in all kinds of designs, floor lamps, or even table lamps, can be used a statement piece to liven up your home.
  2. Invest in sofas, beds and benches that include built in storage space. This is especially useful if you're living in an older property with no built in wardrobes. Carts, tables and bookshelves can be added to living areas and kitchens for added storage too.
  3. There are options for decorating your walls without using screws and hammers. Screens, room dividers and ladders can be used to decorate walls without damaging them. You can also lean artwork and mirrors against walls if you add stick on padded strips to the back.
  4. Use textiles in different ways. Rugs for the floors, curtains for the windows and throw blankets on furniture can help make a place feel warm and homey.
  5. Adding some plants to your home can really make it feel alive and inviting. Coming in all different shapes and sizes, plants are a great way to decorate a rental. Don't worry if you don't have a green thumb, you can invest in some fake plants or even dried flowers.