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5 Renter Friendly Decorating Ideas on a Budget

5 Renter Friendly Decorating Ideas on a Budget
So, you’ve just moved in to your new place or you’ve decided it’s time for an update to your space. Now, where to begin? Pinterest is a great tool to use to get ideas for what style or décor best suits you. Once you have some ideas pinned down, it’s time to figure out how you can execute your ideas without damaging the property and while staying within the terms of your lease.
  1. Command Strips and Hooks
From hanging pictures to stockings, command strips are the way to go. Command strips make it easy for you to add décor to your walls without having to worry about nail or screw holes. Try adding a gallery to a bare wall, or use the hooks to free up space in your kitchen by hanging up your utensils or pots and pans. Command products also come in a variety of finishes and the ability to hold different weight amounts – so make sure you grab the correct one for your project.
  1. Removable Wallpaper or Decals
Let’s talk about wall space. Though painting the walls seems like the obvious answer to changing up a room, removable wallpaper is actually one of the easiest and budget-friendly ways to transform your space. Instead of covering your entire room in wallpaper though, try picking just one accent wall to cover or do a design on. For smaller rooms or kid’s rooms, removable decals work perfectly. Got a football fan? Find their favorite team’s decal for the wall. A JoJo Siwa fan? Yes, you better believe they have a full-size JoJo cutout decal.
Pro Tip: Always test this out in a small area first, to make sure your brand of wallpaper or decal does not cause any permanent damage to the wall.
  1. Storage Bins/Organizers
Let’s face it, sometimes apartments can be short on space. Luckily, there are tons of storage options that are not only functional, but will fit your space without breaking your budget. A lot of times our bathroom spaces and closets tend to get cluttered fairly quickly. Try looking into some small under cabinet plastic containers with drawers to keep your bathroom essentials organized and tidy. You can also find a bunch of unused space in your closets. Try using an over the door shoe hanger to keep your extra shoes off the floor and free up space for other items. One of the easiest ways to save on space is to find a dual-purpose item. Lots of times ottomans, chairs and side tables have extra storage that work perfectly in small spaces.

        4.    Rugs

This may seem like an obvious tip, but rugs are a super easy way to elevate your space. Though, not the cheapest item on our list, rugs are very versatile and easy to clean or move from room to room – making it worth the investment for décor that will add some color and texture to your space.

        5.     When all else fails… add a plant

Yes, seriously - just add a plant. Buy a big one, buy a little one, don’t want the upkeep of a real plant? Buy a fake one. Hanging plants are great for decorating because they don’t take up any space and they add a little green or life to your space.

Pro Tip: Always be sure to do research on your live plant before purchasing. Check on how much water and sunlight it will need and make sure it is not harmful or deadly to animals, if you have any.

Life can change quickly and with these moveable and reusable decorating ideas, it’ll be easy for your space to change with it. Happy decorating.