A few smart tips to personalise a rental home


When your home is a rental, it can be tough to really make it feel like you. Here are a few ways to get the unique look you want for your space, without making permanent changes to the structure that avoid all the things landlords often frown upon.

IKEA Ideas - A few smart tips to personalise a rental home

1. Put your mantra on the wall.

Give your bedroom a personal and cosy feeling by putting your favourite inspiring statement on your wall. Plan how big to make the letters and use a spirit level to keep them straight.

2. Nothing personalises a home like photos and artwork.

But there’s no need to ruin your walls with nail holes to get the job done. Use a picture ledge to hold your larger, framed pieces, and use some decorative tape for a laid-back way to post smaller photos.

3. Textiles, textiles, textiles!

They are seriously the easiest way to make a big change in the bedroom with just a little effort. Start with your favourite colour palette. Then hang curtains from ceiling to floor to make the ceilings look taller, and add throws, pillows, and accent furniture to create a totally fresh look.

4. To avoid drilling holes in your bathroom walls,

we opted for pieces that are free-standing, like this shelving unit. Baskets that are sturdy, stackable, and roomy enough to stash bulkier items like hair dryers are great for stylish, extra storage.

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5. If your walls are begging for a fresh coat of paint,

stick to shades that are on the lighter side. They’ll be much easier to pair with complimentary fabric colors and to paint over when you move out.