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5 Ways To Personalize a Rental Kitchen

Quick and easy touches can transform your cooking space

Photography: Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photo)

Living in a rented home may limit your choices when it comes to decorating the space. If you love to cook and the kitchen is your kingdom, there are easy and clever ideas that you can do so you can truly call it your own! Create a bright and efficient space with these ideas:

Work with washi tape

Most rental homes have plain and boring kitchen cabinets. Give it a quick makeover without spending much! Washi tapes come in different colors and prints plus they are very easy to use. These cute must-haves can serve as accents in the kitchen so feel free to experiment with the design.

Ready to work with washi tape? Click here for a quick project that you can do.

Add wall decals

Since you cannot work on any major renovations, you can also liven up the space using wall decals! Just like washi tape, these are easy to install and remove. Aside from using it on kitchen cabinets, bold and vibrant designs will look good on plain walls, too!

Click here to learn more about wall decals.

Styling by Issa Villar and Dagny Madamba. Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

Choose vibrant accessories

Make your cooking area look fun and inspiring by adding unexpected pops of color through your accessories or even your appliances. Consider working with colorful measuring cups, colanders, and other kitchen essentials.

Consider a tile repaint

Do you see dirty and worn-out kitchen tiles? No need to worry as you can easily work on a tile repaint! Explore different designs and try using stencils to apply patterns.

Click here for the complete step-by-step guide.

RL Tip: You may also update the look of your backsplashes! Click here for more tips.

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Use natural scents

To avoid weird smells in your kitchen, opt for all-natural deodorizers. Opt for scents like coffee and cinnamon. You may also consider using lemon peels.

Styling by Dagny Madamba, Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

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