Did you know that thinkmoneyÂ have launched a competition called ‘The Great Escape’ where you can win your chance to move out from your parents place?
Not only do you get your rent paid for but they also provide you with Â£1k to help you decorate the place. So, they’ve asked me to come up with a few interior styling tips and here’s what I would do if I won.
How to Decorate a Rented Place
There are a few things that you can do without worrying about what the landlord might think:
I knew someone who bought completely new carpet and fitted it on top of the floor covering that was already there. This is great as you can choose what colour to add and set the base of your interior style in your first home of independence! When my friend left that place, she simply took up the carpet and the place looked exactly the same as when they first moved in.
A modern choice at the moment is a warm beige colour. I believe it’s a great choice that sets the scene for furniture pieces that create full impact, which brings us to the next tip…
2. New Furniture
I love a good contrast and a light beige carpet and dark grey furniture will achieve exactly that. Furniture is a great investment when you rent because you know that you can take it with you when you move. It also means that you won’t be ruining your landlords things (if your rented place is furnished that is) and can enjoy your new, fresh and stylish furnishings for ultimate luxury without any feelings of guilt.
3. Utilize The SpaceÂ That Already Exists
This tip is just to tell you to be clever with the space that you already have! Use what you’ve been provided with, so if there’sÂ an alcove in your lounge, buy a lovely large shelfÂ that fits into it and fill it up with your favourite books. If you find lots of hooks on one of the walls from the previous tenant, why not make it an opportunity to decorate it with lots of modern framed paintings or artwork or even your favourite photos.
However you choose to utilize your new place, I would recommend, however, to make sure you stick to a theme. This way your interior style is seamless and follows on from one room to the next. As I’d go for light floors and dark furniture, I’d stick to monochrome decor – it’s sleek, it’s stylish and it’s sure to impress!
Hope the tips above help! What would you add to the list of things you can do without angering your landlord? 😉