Don’t let the limitations of your rental agreement limit your sense of style. Just because you don’t own your place doesn’t mean that you can’t make it your own. Here are a few ways to personalize your space while still respecting the rules of your lease.
1. Paint : In most cases, a landlord is fine with you painting, as long as you are willing to paint it back to a neutral color when you are ready to move out. What better way to show your style than through the use of color? An added benefit to painting is that it is inexpensive and can be done yourself over a weekend.
2. Invest in Artwork : It doesn’t matter where you live or how often you move, artwork can always be taken with you, making it a great investment for years to come. Because there is a wide variety of art available, it is also a great way to show off your unique style.
3. Buy Universal Furniture : There is no point in spending a lot of money on furniture that will only work in your current space. Instead of purchasing an oversize sectional, try opting for a couch and chairs or one of the new modular couches that can easily be rearranged in a different home.
4. Accessorize : Tie the theme of a room together with fun and stylish accessories. You can buy items here and there when you have some extra room in your budget and they can be changed out as your style or the seasons change.
5. Make the Most of What You Have : Sure, you can’t change the carpet, tile, cabinets, or fixtures in your rental property. You can however, make the most of what you have by choosing towels and accessories that maximize their potential. By embracing that which you can not change and incorporating some of the things that you love within them, you may find that rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens, which have more limitations than others, can fit right in with the rest of your place.