RENTERS CAN DECORATE TOO
Do you ever feel restricted from going all out on your rental property? Why can’t we as renters be right at home in our rental? After all we do call it home for the term of our lease. And, thankfully, each year more and more products emerge that are removable and won't jeopardize your security deposit when you move out. So, you can fix up your space temporarily and not sacrifice style. Here are ten rental-worthy products —all adhesive — to consider. Here is a quick list for you to refer to spruce up your current place or use for your next location. Have a look and let me know what you think or add some of your own great ideas!
Bring in that home sweet home feel with this list of great tips for your spot.
1. Temporary Wallpaper: We've written about removable wallpaper before as a way to get in on the fun, without the frustration that comes with stripping it off later.
2. Washi Tape: And for smaller jobs, don't forget the little Japanese marvel that is washi tape. It's inexpensive and bold, and totally fun. Use it to dress up furniture, your walls, or anything else you can think up. And it peels off in no time.
3. Tile Tattoos: Temporary decals are for unsightly or boring tiles, designed specifically for kitchens and bathrooms. They come as solids, or decorative patterns.
4. Removable Contact Paper: There are all sorts of contact paper and shelf liners out there, but this one lets you turn any surface into a chalkboard. Use it as a sheet, or cut out shapes as wall decals, and reposition if needed.
5. Command Wall Hooks: If you aren't familiar with these, you should be. Inexpensive and strong, they are a great way to hang artwork and mirrors, without damaging the wall or leaving holes.
6. Self Adhesive Floor Underlayment: Elastilon is an elastic pad you can use as a base for temporary floors —including hardwood and vinyl, without the need for nails or glue. It also muffles sound.
7. Window Film: You can be as plain or as decorative as you want to be with static cling or adhesive film for privacy and decoration.
8. Double-sided Carpet Tape: Use this adhesive tape to hold down temporary flooring or for carpet tiles, stair treads.
9. Peel and Stick Tile Sheets: You can install them over other tile and, when it's time to take them down, I red, you aim a hairdryer in their direction, and the heat helps pry them off.
10. Wallpaper Lining: Use it as a liner on the wall, before applying a second layer of decorative wallpaper. It smooth’s out any uneven surface, and is strippable when you move out. It also seems like a good solution when you want to use regular non-removable wallpaper, but can't in a rental.
There it is, these are some really creative and fun tips to use in your on your rental or permanent residence. I know you are all creative and have some great ideas. Feel free to add to list or leave a comment.