3 Easy Decor Tricks for Renters

If you’re renting, more than likely you are not able to achieve all of your HGTV décor dreams. Landlords typically don’t appreciate any significant modifications without them knowing, and why spend your own money on a rented space?

That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t live in a beautiful surrounding that inspires you daily. As we transition into a new season, we love to refresh our spaces. Use these three tricks to maximize your style this summer, rented or owned.  


1. Lean your artwork against the wall without spending too much time hanging it precisely and patching it up afterwards. This method allows you to layer various sized pieces on any dresser, console or mantle.


2. Layer your area rugs. This will add texture to the floors, warmth and cover up potentially unpleasant flooring. Pair mismatched shapes and sizes, patterns and colors to create a wow factor.


3. DIY furniture. If you’re really itching to decorate more of your space, use a few found furniture pieces to refinish or paint. You can always take these pieces with you or sell them if you move.

These chairs were salvaged on their way to the dumpster. The legs were painted black with a gold dipped look. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on this fairly simple diy project.

Let us know what design projects you have in the works, stop by the studio for inspiration or advice Monday-Friday 10-5pm.