Recent figures suggest that up to a third of millennials may never be able to afford their own home. And the ‘problem’ is not restricted to youngsters … as I can attest.
With more people renting and fewer buying, this poses the question of how we can make our houses, homes – without breaking the rules set by the landlord. The big fear (I’m speaking for myself here) is that the embellishments you make might result in a large chunk of your deposit being withheld when you leave the accommodation for pastures new.
If you look at it from the landlord’s perspective, you can understand that they wish to cover themselves should you decide that a combination of purple and pink is the combination of the year.
But there are things you can do to personalise your space without worrying about your deposit. Here are a few examples from Lisa Evans at MyJobQuote.co.uk who is eager to provide her top tips on how to decorate your rental space – the way you want!
There are various ways to update your rental home without breaking the bank. The following will help you transform the property on a budget.
Investing in temporary décor
If your landlord is particularly strict about making any changes to your walls or worktops, then why not try temporary decor? This includes temporary wallpaper which is very easy to put up and remove. You can hang it anywhere you wish; on a feature wall in the living room or even at the back of a bookcase to brighten up the decor.
Update your windows
If your windows are naked or you have drab window dressings, then you may want to consider updating them. The best and cheapest way to do this is by installing blinds which you can do yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. There are a wide range of designs to choose from, although roman and roller blinds tend to offer an array of choices and are also very easy to put up and remove.
One of the simplest and cheapest ways to update the decor in your rental home is by adding greenery in different rooms. This will brighten up space and, if you’re using real plants, then this will have health benefits too. Some of the best low-maintenance plants include spider, aloe and ivy which will also inject an indoor-outdoor feel.