Revamp your rental

Renting in an apartment or flat might make you feel like like you don’t have the right to make the changes you want in order to make it more you. There are numerous ways you can transform the living space to suit your personal vibe, without having to deal with back and forths between landlords or property managers

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Be bold with your colour choices

Start by getting some brightly coloured rug inspo. You can mix and match colours for a bigger impact. And if you want to make a really big impact opt for a brightly coloured sofa or armchair, something in lines of yellow or lime green.

You can also choose colourful artwork that will provide great contrast to your walls and liven up the space. Double check with your property manager about how you can hang things on your walls, there’s lots of ways to hang a painting!



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It’s all about the matte

Matte colours are taking over in 2018. You will see them in both fashion and interior design. In order to implement this trend in your rental you should go for smaller surfaces, like the bathroom.

Try looking for accessories with a matte finish, think soap dispensers, shower caddies and decorative objects in your bathroom.



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Tech up your kitchen

In most rentals kitchen tech is not high up in terms of priorities. If you are planning to keep up with the latest renovation trends there are several things you could consider changing.

Try some mood LED lighting in your kitchen for those cosy winter dinners and top that off with a few modern appliances like a stylish coffee maker or eye-catching pancake bot. (Yes they make pancake robots) By teching up up the kitchen in your rental you will make your life easier, and at the same time create a unique living space that suits your every need.



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Redesign your bedroom ceiling

This is an easy-to-implement trend that will make your rental feel much more homey. You can even make a DIY project out of it. First opt for a pattern or a texture. Make sure it goes well with your bedroom decor and that you are comfortable seeing it every morning when you open your eyes. You can do the design free hand style or opt to get stencils that can be removed.

Changing up your rental can really help you feel more at home, and more comfortable in that space. Getting a green light from your landlord means you can really go all out and make some significant changes.

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Lana Hawkins is an architecture student and the editor-in-chief of Smooth Decorator. She enjoys writing about interior decoration and landscaping. Lana is interested in sustainability and green building, and that's where she gets most of her inspiration from.