5 Ideas for Decorating Walls in Rented Homes

There are a lot of decorative pieces that you can hang on walls to liven up a home. Today, we'll take a look at the best options to use in rented homes.
5 Ideas for Decorating Walls in Rented Homes

Last update: 25 November, 2018

If you live in a rented home, you may not be allowed to decorate to your own taste. So, your options for wall decor can be a little limited. While you can hang pictures, leaving the walls free from holes is a better idea.

So, if you still want to add some life and color to your home, you can look for temporary alternatives that don’t leave behind marks when you need to move out. Still can’t think of anything? Discover our decor tips in our post below.

How to decorate the walls of a rented home

Who says that you need to make big investments to dress up your walls? While home decoration stores have awesome accessories these days, all you really need is a little creativity to give your space a personalized touch.

With our readers who are currently living in a rented home in mind, we’ve gathered 5 ideas together on dressing up walls without ruining them. As with all of our ideas, they’re original, look great, and can be adapted to suit any tastes.

1. Washi tape decor

Rented home washi tape

Over the past years, the decor world has seen a complete game changer: washi tape. Washi tape shares some similarities with the everyday tape that we all know, but it’s easier to work with.

You can also buy washi tape with fun patterns in all kinds of colors. Another advantage of using washi tape is that you can remove it without damaging your wall. So, it’s perfect for people who want to decorate their rented home.

How can you use it?

  • It all depends on what you’re looking for. You can make big designs with bold colors or a minimalist one with a black and white palette.
  • Be wary of gesso walls or poor quality paint; they can peel when you remove the tape.

2. Wall sticker decor

Wall stickers, or wall tattoos, are adhesive decals that offer loads of decor possibilities for walls. They’re usually made from vinyl and come prepared for removal without leaving behind any kind of damage.

How can you use them?

  • First, buy a wall sticker that you like. You can find classic designs as well as children’s designs or urban ones.
  • Once you have your wall sticker, prepare the area where you want to place it. Then, remove it from the paper and stick it onto your wall.

3. Decor with individual shelves

Rented homes shelves

You might not be able to hang these kinds of shelves on the wall, but you can use them to decorate. Whether they’re square, steps or triangular, shelves will make your rooms look nicer.

How can you use them?

  • Arrange a shelf against the wall that you want to decorate. Then, fill it with small plants, books, and other decor pieces.

4. Wallpaper mural

People have been using wallpaper murals for decades. However, the idea really became popular in the past months. It’s one of the most common ideas for decorating a wall with various styles without over-complicating things.

How can you use it?

  • To apply your wallpaper mural, follow the instructions that came with the image. Don’t worry, it’s easy to apply a mural and won’t damage the walls.

5. Decor with frames without making holes

Rented home frames decor

If we’re talking about wall decor, frames never go out of style. However, hanging them can be a huge problem, especially if you live in a rented home. Drilling is tedious, messy and leaves behind holes.

So, knowing some ways to avoid drilling is good. Stores sell adhesive hooks and tapes that’ll let you hang frames from any kind of surface. You can find them in different sizes and you can find ones for light or heavier frames.

How can you use them?

Find adequate supports for the frame that you want to hang up. You can determine a support’s strength level by looking at its label. Once you have the right ones, attach them to the frame and stick it to the wall.

Did you like our wall decor ideas? If you still have some empty wall space, don’t hesitate to try out our tips today.

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