5 Decor Tips for Renters

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Interior decorating can be tricky when you are renting a house. You have to make sure the landlord is happy with any major changes to the house. It is usually best to let the landlord or letting agency know in advance the sort of interior changes you would be making and get them approved. That way there are no surprises or confusion.

Many landlords prefer their property decor staying as it is for every tenant since many tenants opt for only a short let contract. The hassle of letting the tenants change the decor every time is usually not worth the time and it could affect their landlord insurance, which will lead to them having to compare landlord insurance with various providers to get the best deal. However, that does not mean you can’t add a personal touch to your rented home.

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Here are 5 easy and cheap decor tips for renters –

Make use of decals

Vinyl wall decals are great for renters because they are easy to put up and they come off easily without damaging the wall. You can go all out and decorate your walls with vinyl decals if you like. There are various designs available for every room. You can also use decals on your floor if you are not keen on the flooring in the house. There are loads of designs available for floors.

Paint the walls

If you are not a fan of wallpaper, you could paint the walls. This will definitely need to be approved by the landlord. You would likely have to paint the walls back to the original shade once your tenancy is over, so do have this in mind. It might be easier to just paint small areas on the walls to create a different look rather than painting the entire wall. A quick look at Pinterest will definitely give you loads of ideas.

Add some plants

Plants have a way of adding life and beauty to any space. They are cheap and easy to care for. If you are wondering how to make a house feel more like a home, my advice is to get some indoor plants. The mood of the house will change for the better.

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Invest in soft furnishing

Cushions and throws have the power to add some colour to a dull space. You can wake up a room with some beautiful soft cushions and you can add some life to your bedroom furniture with a stunning throw. If you are working with a tight budget, updating the soft furniture may be the best option for you.

Grab some rugs

If your rented home is carpeted, you can grab a stunning rug to add some beauty to the carpet. Rugs are easy to set up and take away when your tenancy is over. Rugs also protect the carpet from general wear and tear.

What do you think of these 5 decor tips for renters? Do you have a tried and tested decor tip to share? Please sound off in the comments. Thank you.





How to Luxuriously Upgrade Your Home

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Home is where the heart is and everyone dreams about having a luxury home. While an enormous mansion may be out of reach, there are a few upgrades that you can make to your home to bring some luxury into your life and this could make a big difference to your life as well as add a significant amount of value to the property.

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Wine Cellar

A wine cellar is always a great way to impress your guests and a nice addition to the home (especially for wine lovers!). A wine cellar is seen to be a luxury feature of a home but it is actually one of the easiest and affordable upgrades that you can make – often it is the wine which is the real expense! You can, of course, make this a stylish space but the most important is having suitable storage for the wine and ensuring that it is stored at the right temperature.


Walk-In Wardrobe

Having a walk-in wardrobe from somewhere like Hammonds is a stylish upgrade and one which can make a big difference to your life. People often have their clothes crammed into tiny wardrobes and drawers, but having a spacious and open area where you can easily keep all of your clothes will make it much easier to get ready each day, showcase your fashion sense and add some luxury to your home.

Hot Tub

When people think about luxury, they often think about a hot tub so this is a great addition to your home. A hot tub can actually make a big difference to your life as it is good for unwinding and reducing stress, which could have both physical and mental health benefits so it is a smart investment to make, plus they do not require any construction and are easy to obtain.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is a lovely feature to have for the winter months of the year where you no longer have to worry about freezing cold feet when you walk in the bathroom. This can actually make a big difference to your mood and is a great way to add some value to your property.

If you want to bring some luxury into your home and life then these are all good options to consider. You do not necessarily have to have an enormous mansion or a huge amount of money to enjoy the finer things in life and you will find that these are all luxurious upgrades that could also add value to your home.

Grey Interior Decor for Living Rooms

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When it comes to interior decor, like most things; I always go for quality over quantity. Clutter makes my head ache, so I like my living spaces with as little furniture as possible. I only go for items that are pretty and useful, and those that would allow me keep the space clutter free. A well decorated living room is always liked and admired by many. There is nothing like entering a living room, and every furniture is in the right place. Attention to detail is everything when it comes to interior decor.

The grey shade is a popular neutral colour for interior decor. It is one of my favourite shades when it comes to balancing our a room with neutral tones. Here are 3 great grey decor items for living rooms –



Grey Cushions

Updating your living room with cushions is cheap and easy. If you are after spicing up with your living room interiors with a small budget, go for updating your cushions in the right colours and design. I currently have my eye on this Grey Velvet Cushion by Baytree Interiors. The cushions come in a good size – 45X45cm, and price – currently on sale for £15.16 at the time of writing.

I love the velvet material, it is so luxurious and looks great for modern or contemporary living rooms. The cushions come in other colours as well – Navy Blue, Pink, Teal, Orange, Mustard, Emerald and Aubergine, if you prefer some brighter colour.


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AmazonBasics Heat Insulating Blackout Curtain

I love grey curtains and this AmazonBasics Heat Insulating Blackout curtain is a great decor option. I love the fact that it is blackout. That is great for the current season, as the last thing I need is to wake up when the sun comes out. They are great for bedrooms and living rooms as they help keep the sunlight out.

The shade is perfect if you are after a neutral look, and the price is even more perfect at £27.99 for 168X137. I love it!



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Sienna Large Soft Shaggy Floor Rug Mat Runner Carpet

I am so in love with this Sienna Large Soft Shaggy Floor Rug Mat Runner Carpet. It comes in a beautiful silver grey colour, with a twisted lighter grey non-shed fibre highlights for a sparkling effect. It is suitable for the living room, kids room, bedroom and even the hallway depending on the layout of your home. 

This lovely looking rug comes in sizes – 80X150cm, 120X170cm and 160X230cm.


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What do you think of these grey interior decor items? Did any catch your eye?


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