How to redecorate rented apartment

If you live in a rented apartment you should think really carefully should you even change anything in that apartment? You need to know if you are staying there for a long run or just a year or two. This is the most important factor in the decision of redecorating someone else’s apartment. Because let’s face it you don’t own it but you do want to make feel yourself at home when you enter through that door after a difficult day. So, there is no correct answer you should do as you please. If you want to redecorate rented apartment go ahead and do it. But make sure you do that in your own style and taste.

Low-cost improvements

There are a lot of things you can do when you redecorate rented apartment that are affordable home improvements or if you have even a little desire to make something yourself from decorations, that’s even better. You have already probably heard about all those tutorials you have on YouTube where you can figure out how to make something great for your apartment. That is one of the best ways you can quickly learn how to make something great for your rented home all by yourself. Here are just some of the examples:

  • Stuck a one-color label to a jar and just write the name of the spice you will be holding there
  • Just repaint your shelf in some crazy color
  • Make your flower vase happy by sticking some glitter on it.
  • Make your own candle holder, by putting some sand in a fireproof glass vase and then voila, just put a candle in the sand
  • Find some small leaders and make them into your shoe holder

These are just a few things that you can do all by yourself without causing any major changes in the apartment.

little ladders with shoes
Great use of space.

 Do you like to paint?

One of the simplest things you can do to make yourself feel great when you redecorate rented apartment is just to paint it. Paint it with any color you like. I highly doubt that your landlord will have anything against that. Choose your favorite color. Or just take a risk and paint it in the color you never thought you like. But you do know what that means, don’t you? If you don’t like it, you will have to repaint it. But if you find painting amusing as some people do, why not, go ahead and try the colors you like.

Major things you would change

The bigger the apartment the more ideas you will get. But, one thing is however very important when you redecorate rented apartment especially when is big. You have to check with the landlord what is ok and what’s not to change. That is a tricky part because everything we mentioned so far is not something that will impact in the main appearance of the apartment. But if you are financially capable and you want to invest in the place where you are currently living, so you can make yourself or your family comfortable and it comes to your mind to change the front door, or the elements in the kitchen then you can have somewhat of a problem. It’s not necessary that he will object to such changes but you should definitely check with him so he can approve. Those are some cons of living in a rented apartment.

Just do it yourself

We mentioned before some of the things you can do in a couple of hours to make your apartment interesting to live in. But why stop there. There are so much more you can do. Redecorate rented apartment by your own sense of style. Create your own coffee table, create a bed for your pet, if you have one, of course, make some new shelves for the apartment. And what do you need for all that? It’s simple, you need wood. And with little imagination, you can create some very cool things for your home. When you redecorate your rented apartment, you should be aware that everything you made and bought once you decide you want to move out you can bring with you. That is why is not recommended to change anything major in the apartment even you have money for it. Because let’s be honest you cannot bring that door you decided to buy.

Improvised coffee table in the living room
You can make a coffee table from any kind of wood

A bathroom is important when you redecorate rented apartment

You should make your bathroom perfect, when I say perfect I mean clean, but there are also things that do not include cleaning products to make your bathroom enjoyable. Bathroom improvements are easy and don’t cost much. You can organize your shampoos and towels in a fun way. If you already have some old shelve you can always, guess what? Paint it. Little color gives freshness to everything in the house. For the bathroom, you should choose a blue or green color. Or whatever color makes you happy. If you, however, do not have some old shelve, you can buy one by really small prices you just need to know where to look. And you should look in small stores that sell plastic or products made from wood, which can be a little more expensive but they will last a lot longer than the ones made of plastic.

a girl bathing a dog in a bathtub
create the perfect bathroom

Kitchen is the most fun

When redecorating kitchen, you can have so much fun. Before, we gave you an example of how to store your spices, sugar, etc. Now here are some things you can do to make your kitchen clean and fun. You can make your own cleaning products. Just take a bottle and pour some vinegar and some lemon juice. It doesn’t have a great smell but it cleans almost everything. And the smell will eventually disappear. Shelves, shelves, shelves. You have them all-around, they are very useful and you can make them yourself by just having a wood board. In stores that sell plastic, you can buy cutlery holder and you can find it very cheap. And don’t forget to buy it in color to make your kitchen happier.

The most important thing is that you feel good in your home. Even if it’s rented. There are so many things that you can do to make it perfect. So, why not try to make it so.

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