How to spruce up your rental property

(without losing your deposit!)

It’s no secret that younger people aren’t able to get on the property ladder as quick as their parents did, therefore renting longer-term seems to be more common than ever.

The issue with that is there is a lot of constraints on what you can do to your new home. No wallpaper, no nails or screws, no paint, basically you can’t make any lasting impression on the walls in your home. But with the rise of people in the UK renting longer term, we only think it’s fair for us to give you a few ideas on how to make your rental property feel homier.

 

Refresh the white walls

Yes, this pretty much goes against one of the rules in the lettings agreement, but it’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! Match the colour of the current walls, and give your rooms a lift.

Plants plants plants

Chances are you’re also not allowed a pet in your home, so why not go for the next best thing? Having plants can bring liveliness to any room, and imagine how good they’ll look against your crisp white walls!

Wall stickers

Wall stickers are an amazing way to add a touch of flair to your rental without lasting commitment. Whether that’s with wall tiles, stick-on wallpaper or countertops, there’s always a personal touch you can add to your home without leaving a mark.

Command strips

Command strips are a renter’s best friend. They’re a great way to hang up your favourite wall decor without leaving any holes! Gone are the days of pollyfiller before your inspection, and you can get all different types for different weights. No more excuses!