I always try to create spaces that feel inspiring and beautiful, but it can be a difficult challenge to create a space that feels like you when you are renting. I know there are so many people who feel like they can’t DIY while they are renting. But, I think it’s time to stop pinning and start doing these renter-friendly DIY hacks so you can enjoy the space you are living in now.
#1: Make Your Space Feel Unique with Removable Wallpaper
I love using paint to create a vibe in a room, especially when it’s a modern green. But, using paint can be tricky when you are renting. Plus, there are times when wallpaper can do so much more than paint! Removable wallpaper allows you to make the space feel like your own and take it down when you move without worrying about repairing anything. Also, another reason I love using wallpaper is that it is an affordable and easy way to refresh a space.
There are also so many cool removable wallpaper patterns available. I personally love what Anewall, Loomwell, and Spoonflower have to offer. I’ve used the peel and stick removable wallpaper in my own home to create a Hogwarts experience and I’ve used it in my sweet niece Brooke’s room. Each project had its own vibe and there were tons of options to choose from!
PRO-TIP: If you like changing up your space often I would totally recommend going with removable peel-and-stick wallpaper (even if you aren’t renting). It is easy to apply and less messy to get on your walls than traditional wallpaper.
#2: Refresh the Vibe with Faux Greenery That Looks Real
Faux plants have a great way of refreshing a space without causing a permanent change. I’m sure you are thinking that for them to look good you will spend a ton on faux plants. But don’t worry! Faux plants have come a long way and there are so many options for faux plants for any budget that actually look real. There are a few key hacks to making sure faux greenery looks real, so check out this blog post so you can start creating a fresh realistic vibe in your space.
#3: Personalize Your Home with Art
Art is a great way to dress up a rental property. There are so many options when it comes to wall art and pictures. You can create your own large wall art. Make a big impact with large oversized prints. Can you tell I’ve got a thing for large and impactful art? It is such a good way to make a big impact with fewer materials. I also love creating gallery walls with printables and family photos. You name it and it can be done! That is one of the many reasons I love DIY…it is personalized to your likes and interests.
PRO-TIP: Instead of hanging your art with nails or anchoring screws, try hanging strips. Your pictures and art will stay in place plus, you won’t need need to repair any holes in the wall before moving.
#4: Add Interest with Home Decor
It may be listed lower on this list of renter-friendly hacks, but one of the easiest ways to add interest to your home while renting is with home decor. I’m talking pillows, rugs, mirrors, etc. Some of my favorite places to find items are Target, McGee&Co, Serena and Lily, Crate and Barrel, Wayfair, Amazon, and CB2.
I also really LOVE Loloi! Loloi has the most comfortable modern rugs and pillows out there! They are great for any space! Their rugs are gorgeous and work both inside and outside of any home. I love their product so much that we actually collaborated together to create 4 different rug and pillow collections all inspired by my family. Check out this post to see all the rugs so that you can pick the best one for your space.
Renter-friendly DIY Hacks
So what do you think about these renter-friendly DIY hacks? Totally something that anyone can do, right? You know me and that I want everyone to experience DIY magic no matter if you are renting or creating permanent changes in your home like a kitchen renovation. Make sure you are hanging out with me on Instagram and TikTok for even more DIY ideas. We are all in this together!