Ingenious ways to add colour to your rental

One of the major setbacks of living in a rental property are your seemingly limited design options. As such, most tenants are stuck with unchangeable fixtures and cabinets as well as bland colours. After all, you do not want to risk losing your security deposit by making changes to the property. However, it does not necessarily have to be this way. By being creative you can have a colourful and inviting home. Read on to find out a few ingenious ways to add colour to your rental.

Wall to wall

One of simplest and most effective ways to dramatically change the appearance of a room is t paint the walls. However, most landlords and property managers strictly forbid changing a rental’s interior paint colour. In that case, think beyond paint and you will be pleasantly surprised that there are various other ways to add colour to a space. By simply being creative you can infuse vibrance and colour to a space without even handling a paintbrush. Start by introducing large-scale art pieces that capture vibrant and bold colours. Moreover, you can add colour by placing a mural on a large canvas and hang it on a wall. Another highly effective alternative is to use colourful removable wallpaper. Finally, you can achieve a Bohemian vibe to a space by covering a wall with a patterned piece of fabric.

Punch it up

In most instances, rentals come with outdated and old fixtures, flooring and cabinets. You can effectively offset your home’s drab colour scheme by bringing splashy pieces of furniture. Pick colours, styles and themes that are bold and vibrant. Carefully selected pieces of furniture also add visual interest to your rental and improve the overall aesthetics of your space. In addition, you can add some bright chairs or sofa to bring in a flash of colour. You can also change the appeal of your home by replacing handles and knobs on doors, cupboards and cabinets.

Bold tones

One of the best tools in your decorating and design arsenal are textiles in assorted colours. Colourful and textured textiles can be used to dress up your outdated and dull rental. As such, start by using a warm and inviting rug or carpet to spruce up your space and add a touch of elegance. You can also use your beddings in an ingenious and clever way to add colour to your space. Beddings including duvet covers, pillows and throws are an excellent means by which to introduce vibrant and bold colours to your space. Consider using bold tones, as well as bright and lively colours, and patterns to improve the aesthetics of your home.


Whatever your styling and design preferences it is essential to have a colourfully custom home. From artworks to attention-grabbing furniture you can have a bespoke home that is outstanding and won’t get you in trouble with the landlord or property manager. Remember that the key is moderation and intention. With this in mind, stick to a few effective tones that boost the style factor  and add colour to your rental.

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