6 decorating hacks for renters (that won’t cost your security deposit)

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While landing a flat that’s fully furnished means you won’t have to deal with the challenges of flatpack furniture every weekend, it will often mean you’ll have to deal with some of your landlord’s controversial taste. And though you probably won’t be allowed to remove furniture, paint or add fixtures, there are a few easy things you can do to turn your flatshare from drab to fab. From handy hanging strips to dazzling peelable wallpaper, here are our 6 landlord friendly decorating hacks for renters.

Green-terior inspiration

Embrace the growing trend of bringing the outdoors, in. Tall plants, hanging plants, potted plants, cacti, mini cacti – all great ways to add freshness, colour and texture to your space.

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Soft touch

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Add pops of colour to your living space by investing in plenty cushions and throws. They’re also a great way of covering up tired chairs and cosying up with on those chilly winter evenings. We love the unique selection at H&M home , spanning everything from print pastiche to on-trend pastels.


If your artwork is too heavy to hang, prop it up on the floor by creating a small floor shelf using books or boxes.

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Don’t leave me hanging

Screws, holes and Blu-Tack marks – the most common culprits that will cost you a wedge of your deposit. If you haven’t heard of these already, Command has created some handy hanging strips that can be peeled off without damaging your wall.

Create a gallery wall

Now you know the art of damage-free hanging, create a gallery wall by mixing and matching frames of all shapes and sizes.

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Peel, stick, love

Inject some colour into those beige walls with some removable wallpaper. It’s cheap, easy to use and will peel off without a trace. Just a word of warning: before going for a full wall of pink flamingos, consult with your flatmates first. We’re swooning over these designs over at Etsy from a variety of independent retailers.

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Need a place to indulge in your nesting design habits? We have over 13,000 rooms over 36,000 flatmates on EasyRoommate, so you’re bound to find somewhere you can work your interior design skills on.

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