No reason to suffer for years on end. Here are inexpensive solutions to refresh your rental:
Use fabrics– inexpensive valances or curtains, tablecloths, new linens, and throw pillows all in your favorite colors and interesting textures, can add flavor to a bland rental.
Plants and flowers– there is nothing like nature to brighten up a room. Plants and potted flowers are not costly and give your room warmth and life. If you’re worried the kids will attack them- hang them from the ceiling.
Use area rugs to hide ugly floors
Change the knobs and handles on the kitchen cabinets and bedroom closets. Make sure the new ones match the holes of the old handles so there is no need for drilling. Store the old ones in a safe place so that you can take the newer ones with you when you move.
Drop down tables mounted to the wall are an inexpensive solution for extra counter-space, eating space, laundry folding space or homework space.
Light fixtures can add a whole new look to a room and don’t have to be expensive. You can also take them with you when you move.
Bathrooms – What do your faucets and toilet seats look like? If they’re grimy and gross, you can even swap out those quite easily. There are decent ones at inexpensive prices.
Shop at Ikea for versatile furniture and decorating accessories. Some of their pieces (such as the Billy, Kallax and Elvarli) can change a messy rental into an organized haven, for a reasonable price.
Declutter! (Sorry, I had to get that in there.) The more old stuff you get rid of, the more room you’ll have for the items which you need and use. The more organized your home is, the more you’ll enjoy living there!
I know it’s a rental, you don’t know how long you’re going to be there..it’s not worth investing in it..blah..blah..blah.. I’ve heard it all before…But yes – it’s worth spending a bit of money on enjoying the home you walk around in every single day!