Tips For Personalizing Your Rental Home Without Upsetting Your Landlord

Posted on: 5 August 2016

One of the most common challenges that renters face is the inability to really personalize their living space by painting the walls or making other significant changes. If you've recently rented a new home, you may have asked your landlord about repainting only to be discouraged. That doesn't mean that you cannot personalize the space with more temporary measures. Here are some tips to help you make the space your own without lasting changes that will cost you your security deposit.

Opt For Removable Wallpaper

Wallpaper that's made from removable contact paper is a great choice for renovating space without making permanent changes. This type of wallpaper has an adhesive backing, and it can easily be pulled off the wall and disposed of when you're ready to move. Another great benefit of this wallpaper is that you don't have to worry about getting it precise when you put it up. If it doesn't go up perfectly straight, you can pull it down and fix it in seconds.

Removable wallpaper is available in many styles, patterns and colors. You can find it in solid colors that will completely transform the look of the space as though you completely painted it. You can even create contrasting looks by applying one color to three walls and a different color on the fourth.

Choose Removable Decals

Instead of completely changing the color of the walls, consider applying removable decals to the walls instead. This is particularly beneficial for rooms with young children because you can add character decals and removable wall trim along the ceiling. If you want your kids to really feel as though their rooms are their own, this is a good way to do it.

Affix Plexiglass To The Wall

For a really unique option, cover plexiglass in the paint, wallpaper or even chalkboard paint that you want to use, then affix that plexiglass to the walls. You can even use whiteboard paint if you want to turn the walls into space where you can write with dry-erase markers. This is great if you have school-age kids or you are homeschoolers. Another reason to consider investing in plexiglass is to use it as a clear cover over the walls so that your kids can't damage the paint or wallpaper that your landlord has put up.

With these options, you can customize the look of your rental home so that it feels more like the space you've wanted. Talk to your landlord today about these options or reach out to ABA Rental Properties Inc for rental options.