Decorating our homes is one of the best ways we can express our personality and…
If you’re renting, it can be difficult to give your home some personality, especially if your landlord is strict about what you can change. For the adults in the house, this is easier to understand, but for children, it can be tough not being able to choose how their bedroom looks. If you’re a bit creative, you can add some character to your kids’ bedrooms, without annoying the landlord.
Use Wall Decals
If you can’t paint the walls or change the wallpaper, you can still add some personality to the walls. Wall decals like the ones from JR Decal are an ideal solution. Decals can be used to add patterns or features to kid’s walls, and then can be peeled off again when it’s time to move out, without damaging the paint. Washi tape can also be used in a similar way to create patterns on an otherwise plain wall. You could also look for removable wallpaper if the walls need covering completely.
Use Command Strips
Command strips and hangers can be used to hang art without needing to put nails in the wall. You can put up pictures, create a gallery wall, or put up things like coat hangers to add more storage. Command strips can be removed when you move out, without marking the paint.
Add A Rug
If the carpet leaves a lot to be desired, you can cover it with a large rug. A rug is also a good idea if you have wood floors, so you can protect little knees from hard floors. A rug adds colour and personality, as well as making the room more interesting by adding a soft texture. The right rug can completely uplight the feel of the child’s room. Choose fun colours, patterns, or textures.
Add Clever Storage
Rental homes are often lacking in built-in storage. For kid’s rooms, this can be a problem, as children have a lot of stuff. If you’re struggling to keep their rooms looking nice under the sea of discarded toys and clothes, you can improve things by adding some storage. Add bookcases, storage boxes, under bed storage and other storage items so you can keep things tidy. Make it easy for the kids to put things away by clearly labelling where things go and encouraging them to tidy things away at the end of the day.
Paint The Furniture
If your furniture is your own, but cheap, you can give it a bit of a makeover by giving it a coat of paint. Just because you can’t paint your walls, doesn’t mean you can’t paint your own things. For kid’s bedrooms, painted furniture can look very pretty. It’s also a great way to add some colour, personality, or a touch of something special without having to put any holes in the wall or break any other decorating rules.
There are plenty of ways to add some personality to kid’s bedrooms even if you’re limited by the landlord on how much you can decorate.