9:42 AM, 6th May 2022, About 3 weeks ago
The number of people in the UK renting their homes is at a 13 year high and, as a result, the amount of people looking for temporary and reversible interior decorations online has increased by 200% over the last 12 months.
Fortunately, there are many ways to decorate without breaking the bank, losing the deposit, or damaging the original features of the property. Carpet retailer, Tapi has compiled its top tips below.
1. Use stick on tiles
Looking to spice up your bathroom or kitchen? Peel and stick vinyl tiles and planks are a nice and simple way to bring a bit of your personality to the rental. You won’t be stuck for choice, either with plenty more designs, textures, and styles to choose from than ever before. Vinyl tiles are a great option for those rooms which get wet, like the kitchen, the porch, or the bathroom as they naturally repel water.
2. Use adhesive hooks to hang up artwork
Never use nails or sticky tac when hanging features on a wall, they can damage the wall. When it comes to hanging light artwork or even lightweight plants, adhesive hooks are an excellent option. Hanging artwork or tapestries are also a great way to cover a wall colour or paper you don’t like that much. Top tip: use a hairdryer to heat up the glue before you remove the hooks, as warm glue will pull away easily from paint or paper without causing damage.
3. Invest in a sofa slipcover
Don’t like the sofa which came with the place? Invest in a slipcover instead. There are plenty of different colours, textures, designs and colours to choose from on the market. A new slipcover can leave an old settee looking good as new, whilst also adding valued protection to the original design.
4. Transform your countertops
If your counters are looking worn down and drab, you can easily cover your countertops up with a decorative stick and peal laminate paper; just remove it with the aid of a hairdryer when you’re ready to move out. When you’re ready to remove, you can peel the cover off as easy as you laid it, especially with the aid of a hairdryer to warm the glue.
5. Make your own gallery wall
A gallery wall is something that instantly adds style and character to your home, but all that hanging can be a time-consuming job. Instead, why not hang up a shelf or ledge and add your favourite prints, photos or accessories to it? This is a great way of adding your own personality to your home. Just remember when you move out to fill in any holes if needed.
6. Add homely accessories
One of the easiest ways to make a house a home is to add in homely accessories. Things like lightshades, houseplants, rugs, personal photos or decorations will really make your rental property feel like your own space and can be easily removed at the end of your tenancy too – simple!
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