How To Decorate Your Flat Without Upsetting Your Landlord

Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2020

We know that with renting a flat comes an uncertainty of how you’re going to make it feel like a home with the bland decor and lack of opportunity for DIY with landlords restrictions on painting and hanging things up on the walls.

However, there are ways around this with the result of a fully furnished flat with a homely feel.


Artwork and Pictures


Hanging picture frames and artwork are a great way of brightening up your space and filling blank walls, which comes in handy if your flat is lacking in windows.

If your landlord hasn’t permitted you to hang frames up with nails and a hammer, then command strips are a lifesaver! These sticky strips allow you to hang anything up on your walls without leaving any residue or marks and will save you from an unhappy landlord.


White Walls Are Your Best Friend


If your flat is on the smaller side or doesn’t receive much light, then white walls are the way forward. Painting your walls white will create the illusion of a bigger space. They’re also extremely versatile, meaning that you can focus more on the interior furnishings of your flat such as experimenting with different colours, textures, and patterns.

As white is timeless and simplistic, your landlord is most likely going to be okay with you painting the walls white (that’s if they haven’t already).


Get Some Greenery


More often than not, if you live in a flat, you don’t have your own garden. Therefore, bringing houseplants into your living space is a great way of decorating and also bringing life into your flat.

If you are one of those people who always forget to water your plants, then there are alternatives, including succulents which don’t require a lot of looking after or you could go for artificial plants which will never wilt or die and you can purchase them cheaply from places like eBay.


Storage space on a budget


Moving out can be expensive and making efficient use of your space is vital in a flat with limited space! Storage units such as old bookshelves, chests of drawers and side tables are great space-savers and are readily available in charity shops and second hand online websites.

By simply sanding things down and applying varnish can completely revamp your space and give it more of a homely feel. You can then bring colour in by painting the table legs or by putting different handles on the chest of drawers. These are inexpensive ways of using your space effectively and creating your own unique pieces of furniture.