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5 Things All Renters Should Always Remember

Keep these design tips in mind and you’ll never get into a fight with your landlord

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Photography: Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photo)

There are a lot more pros than cons in renting a home—you don't have to deal with a lot of paper work, it allows you to move as many times as you need to before settling down and you don't have to worry about selling the property in case you decide to relocate. 

However, there is one thing that can get a little frustrating: you can never decorate a rental home exactly the way you want to. No need to worry, it can be solved with compromise and a little creativity. Try out these ideas on your next styling session: 

1. Command hooks and metal grids are your best friends.

Fond of hanging art and different prints but can’t drill holes into your walls? Hooks and grids will let you put up decor you like without ruining any part of the home.

READ: 5 Practical Uses For Command Hooks

2. Rugs are a great way to conceal ugly flooring.

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It’s always unfortunate when the previous dweller of your new abode is bad at homekeeping. If you’ve got a couple of stains on the floor that won’t budge, hide it from the naked eye with beautiful rugs.

READ: 4 Ways To Achieve Perfectly Layered Rugs 


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3. Giant scarves can replace paint to add color to your walls.

For those who have an affair with color, nothing sounds more terrible than hearing your landlord saying you can’t dress up your walls. Instead of forcing yourself to embrace a drab home, try hanging colorful scarves to spruce the space up!

4. Splurge on home decor.

Since you can’t spend on renovations, use decor to make your home look extra expensive. You don’t have to go all out either—just a few key pieces that can double as conversation starters at parties should do the trick.


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5. Get creative with storage.

A lot of rentals don’t usually come with a ton of storage space. To help you keep your belongings in check, make sure to stock up on bins and baskets that can help you keep the place organized.

BONUS TIP: Never make any irreversible changes without informing your landlord. It’s always best to give her a heads up if you want to change something so you won’t encounter any problems in case you want to move out. 

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