When you have a landlord, personalizing your home or apartment can seem tricky. Is it okay to put holes in the walls? What color should you paint the living room? What can you do to customize your rental space without damaging it?
It may be a rental, but it should still feel like home when you open the door! Check out these tutorials if you want to maximize space and add some personal flare to your rental home or apartment.
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Fabric-Backed Open Cabinets via PrettyHandyGirl
Many rental apartments have open cabinets, and when you line them with your favorite fabric or wallpaper, they can become totally cute. This is also a fabulous idea for built in shelves.
Framed Wallpaper Panels via HuntedInterior
If you want to add an accent wall, but you don’t want to make it permanent, these framed wallpaper panels are just the ticket. They’re easy to rearrange if you decide to redecorate, and you can take them with you when you move.
Bohemian Pendant Light Cover via LoveMaegan
If you don’t like the look of light fixtures that came with your rental, it’s super easy to dress them up to suit your taste. Check out this adorable bohemian cover to transform that ugly pendant light into something worth looking at!
DIY Dishwasher Redo via LemonadeMakinMama
Rentals are notorious for having ugly appliances. This tutorial makes it easy to cover that unsightly dishwasher with bead board.
Pipe Clothing Rack via BlackOakVintage
If you’re lucky, your rental has closets. If you’re not, then you’re going to have to make your own luck. You can start by making this industrial clothing rack that will hold your clothes and shoes, and a couple of hats too.
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Temporary Fabric Wallpaper via VintageRevivals
Another thing rentals are infamous for is having painfully boring walls. If you’re bummed because you thought you wouldn’t be able to put up some killer wallpaper in your rented apartment, this tutorial will turn your frown upside down.
Towel Rack Baskets via SimplyDIY2
If you’re short on storage solutions in that tiny rented apartment bathroom, this tutorial is here to rescue you from the madness. All you need are a couple of towel racks, some ribbon, cute baskets, and a little elbow grease.
Hardware Upgrade via CrazyWonderful
If the cabinets in your rental don’t have knobs or pulls, but you hate the bare look, follow this tutorial. It shows you how to stick on your favorite cabinet hardware without making any holes.
Lace Windows via AnnabelVita
For extra privacy, try adding lace to your windows. This is a great alternative to curtains because it still allows that natural light to come in.
Washi Tape Architectural Designs via DesignIndulgences
Make your walls interesting by adding cool architectural features. No, not with wood. With Washi tape. It’s cheaper, and when you’re ready to move out of your rental, you can remove it without a fuss.
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