A dull or old apartment doesn’t have to detract from your sense of style — and a renovation doesn’t have to be exorbitantly expensive. If you’ve been inspired by the massive rental makeovers trending on social media, you’re in luck. Renter-friendly tips and methods are included in this article to help you improve your house or apartment. Because every modification is reversible, you don’t have to worry about losing your security deposit.
With these apartment makeover ideas, you can go from drab to spectacular in no time.
- Make a thorough cleaning of your apartment: What a little bleach can do for your house is amazing! Whether your home is new or ancient, you should begin by wiping it off thoroughly. Dust, clean, and vacuum your home or apartment’s floors and surfaces thoroughly. After that, start mopping. Pay special attention to the flooring, baseboards, washrooms, and kitchen for that extra clean look and feel.
- Remove old or annoying hardware: This is the simplest yet most effective hack available. Replace doorknobs, cabinet handles, shelves, dresser knobs, switch plates, and everything else you can think of. It’s a great method to update the look of a piece of furniture or a room at a reasonable price. You only need a screwdriver and the hardware of your choice to get started.
- Temporary Wallcoverings: If you’re a renter who likes the look of wallpaper, you can get a similar effect using temporary wallpaper that can be removed. There are a lot of wonderful temporary wallpapers out there, and many of them are inexpensive and simple to install. Plus, you can use it anywhere in your home, not only on the walls. Use it to brighten up the insides of bookcases and dining room hutches, as well as kitchen drawers.
- Stunning Flooring options: Sadly, not every apartment has beautiful original hardwood flooring or appealing tiling. This is when floor decals and rugs come in handy. Adhesive floor stickers attach to any solid surface and clean up easily, so you can cover that yellowing laminate flooring with whatever you choose! For a spa-like bathroom, choose a lavish marble design, or use a faux-brick peel and stick alternative to make your living room feel rustic and inviting.
- With a mirror, you can make a small space feel larger: If your space feels claustrophobic, use mirrors to deceive the eye into believing it’s greater than it is. Place the mirror in such a way that it reflects the maximum light, and it will give the room more depth. Mirrors, especially large ones, can be expensive in retail stores, but you’re likely to find some affordable options if you shop at local flea markets.
- Simply add plants: Before you go out and buy the first English Ivy you see, keep in mind that there are a plethora of plants that will thrive inside, including some shade-loving species.
Okay, that’s all I’ve got for now. If you live in a rental (or even if you don’t), I hope you believe it is worth it to make your place feel more like home.