The best (and cheapest) design tips for rented apartments


Little details can make a big difference, especially when you live in an apartment that’s not truly yours. Check out some great design tips to change how you see (and love) your rented home.

First of all, even if you have old cabinets, just changing the handles will be a huge improvement. If you have some extra money, ask your landlord if you can paint the cabinets with a fresh coat of paint. Also, you don’t need to change the light fixtures if the paint can (again…) do the trick. So, you’re improving and saving money on an electrician.

Add some fun to your rental by painting a small portion of a wall with chalkboard paint, especially if you have kids. It’s a great detail in a kitchen, since it allows you to write a recipe or the grocery list. Then, change the aesthetics of your bathroom or kitchen with a cheap trick: create a mirrored backsplash and make the room seem wider than it really is.


Your bathroom can also look better with a dramatic paint job (just paint back when you move out) and hooks to hang towels, instead of the traditional towel bars.

If your landlord doesn’t want you to paint anything, you can always paint large canvases with your favorite colors and hang them in the wall. It’s the same with wallpaper: add some pattern to your living room or bedroom with some framed wallpaper.


Super easy, stylish and practical tips that can make your apartment look really great!

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