Whether you rent or own your own home, you want it to feel like it’s your own space – somewhere you can relax and feel happy. When you are a homeowner it can sometimes feel like you have more options but there’s plenty you can do as a tenant too! Here are some tips on how to brighten up your rented home.

Wall Art

Wall art is a fantastic idea, and you often won’t even need an extensive tool kit to hang it up. Whether you go for a vinyl that peels off when you’re done or something that hangs on with velcro, there are loads of options that will allow you to hang art from your wall without having to tap in nails and damage walls. The great thing is that things like personalized canvases and wall stickers come in all shapes, styles and sizes which means that whatever you’re looking for there will be something to suit you and your needs.

Soft Furnishings

Soft furnishings are a great way to reflect your personality through your home if you’re looking to brighten up your rented home. Nice bedding, throws on the sofa, rugs, and even curtains are all things that you can take with you when you move and as such, are perfect for when you are a tenant. Places like Asda and Matalan do really affordable items and you don’t even have to buy them all at once, but it is a great way to make a rental house feel like home.


Accessories work in a similar way – photo frames on shelves, trinkets that you love, bookcases full of books. There are hundreds of little things like this that youc an buy and display in your home to help it feel more like yours.

Speak To Your Landlord

Of course, when you want to brighten up your rented home you should also speak to your landlord. They are sometimes keen to have the home decorated and as such, will an agreement on colours will often let you decorate exactly how you want!

How would you brighten up your rented home?

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