17 Chic Renter Hacks That Make a Huge Difference
Whether you just moved in or need a quick fix, this guide gives quick and easy ideas for temporary places. Style Me Pretty shares 17 chic renter hacks you must know to make the most out of your space.
Whether your rental space needs a few modern repairs, colorful of-the-moment updates or a total apartment refresh, we've got some great ideas and products to do the job — and we promise your landlord will definitely approve! Click through for some of our favorite buys, DIYs, and innovative ideas to make your rental feel totally fresh and revived.
Not allowed to paint, but desperately need some color in your life?! Try a set of super colorful, printed curtains to add visual (and vertical) intrigue to your space like these from Monika Hibbs.
DIY Gold Tape Striped Fridge
One of the most genius DIYs ever, we're keen on giving our fridge a glam gold update whether we live in a rental or not. Get the complete how-to here!
Love your brick walls, but hate that it's so difficult to hang anything on them? Enter the brick clip, AKA your new best friend! Buy them here.
DIY Gilded Clothes Rack
Make more storage for yourself, and create a chic place to display favorite pieces with this DIY gold clothing rack. Get the complete how-to here!
No-Sew Throw Pillows
Need some pillows for your new couch like, right now?! Try these easy peasy SMP original no-sew throw pillows! Get the complete how-to here!
Does your rental contract prohibits painting the walls? Try hitting the interior of a bookcase with a coat of your fave shade, and be that much closer to being surrounded by it!
Whether you live in a rental or owned apartment, it's always a great idea to utilize all possible hidden storage spaces, and these hooks help you do just that. Buy it here.
Love the look of wallpaper, but can't make any permanent changes to your walls? Try peel-and-stick, removable wallpaper! Buy it here.
Bright Accent Furniture
Another way to incorporate color into your space (while drawing attention away from the more blah parts of a room) is through statement furniture and accessories, like these DIY floor poufs!
Layered Rugs + Carpet
Don't have the gorgeous hardwood floor of your dreams? Layer a chic rug over carpet for double the cozy!
Add dimension and depth to even the smallest of rentals with a perfectly placed oversized mirror!
Updated Handles + Drawer Pulls
If you hate the cabinets that came with your apartment, try switching up the knobs for a simple, landlord-friendly refresh! We love the eclectic selection at Anthropologie.
DIY Wallpaper Lined Bookcase
Another option to add color and print into your life is by lining a bookcase with beautiful wallpaper you love, but might not necessarily want to use in a whole room.
Large Indoor Plants
Bring the great outdoors to you, while adding freshness, color, and texture to your space, with a tall indoor tree or plant!
Free up floor space by moving trinkets, books, and knick knacks to previously unoccupied vertical wall space on bracket shelves — these only require two screws! Buy it here.
DIY Abstract Art
Art and wall decorations are probably the best and easiest way to personalize your space, and what's more personal than something you made yourself?! Get the complete how-to here!
DIY Painted Furniture
Another amazing way to update your space is to paint furniture or objects you already have. Get the complete how-to for an SMP-approved striped trunk here!
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