While neutral tones are the best choice for landlords looking to rent out their home, all the whites, greys, and tans can start to look a little drab for the color-connoisseur. But as a renter, you can’t always make permanent changes, like painting a room or adding wallpaper. So how do you spruce up your space by adding color to your rental? There are plenty of damage-free ways to achieve your color goals!
Color Your Rental!
Walking on Color
Large area rugs are a great way to color things up. With so many different colors and patterns to choose from, you have a veritable smorgasbord of color schemes available. If your furniture is more neutral, try to spice things up with bold colors and patterns for your rug of choice.
Furniture that Pops
No one said you had to stick with plain colored couches, chairs, or tables. While you may not want to go overboard with color, you can add hints of it throughout each room. Add a bold patterned or colored chair as an accent to your more neutral couches. Even older couches and chairs can get a make-over with colorful elastic covers, which you can switch around to your heart’s content! And if you’re looking to add a splash of color to your wooden accents, try painting an end table or even your old, wooden dining chairs.
There’s no end to the amount of color you can add by hanging pictures and artwork. Paintings, photos, sculptures, anything at all! Combine a few different pieces to make a gallery wall and makes those neutral walls pop! And if you want to think outside the frame, intersperse some non-traditional pieces throughout your walls.
Another way to add a pop of color to your walls is by hanging colorful or patterned curtains. The right panel can make a world of difference and help bring a room together.
Getting Back to Nature
Plants and flowers are great ways to get a splash of color when renting. From brilliant hued flowers to earthy green leaves, it’s hard to go wrong with plants. And you don’t have to be a green-thumb to add a natural touch to your home. If you can’t keep your floral friends alive to save your life, that’s where fake plants come in.
Brighten your bathroom by adding colorful decors, such as pictures or wall art. Shower curtains also offer a great opportunity to splash some color in an otherwise boring room.
Bold Bedding and Pillows
Nothing attracts the eye more than bright colored bedding and bold accent pillows. If you’re looking to say goodnight to boring bedrooms, choose a bedspread that wakes things up. This creates a focal point in the room and can make the color stand out against the sleepier hues throughout. Adding accent pillows to your bed and couches has the same effect by drawing the eye to that pop of color.
Add in Accents
Add smaller splashes of color throughout your home by including various accent pieces. Throw pillows, bookshelf décor, pictures, lamps, and various other knick-knacks can all brighten up a room.
If you want to go the extra mile, change up your color décor by adding a few seasonal highlights. Warm, earthy tones are great highlights for Fall, while icy blues can make it feel like Winter is coming. Pastel hues add a pop of Spring, while sunny shades and rich hues bring on Summer vibes. And don’t forget the holiday décor!
You don’t have to own a home to make it your own. Adding color to your rental through various art, furniture, and accent pieces can help bring the space together. From floor to ceiling, the possibilities are endless!