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Best Renters Hacks for the Bedroom


Hi there.  Have you been enjoying all the pretty spring tablescapes this week?  I’m so ready for sakura season here in Japan!

It’s time for our second post for the Best Renters Hacks.  If you are new to the series, it is a monthly collaboration of DIYs and decorating tips for a different spaces in your home shared by home decor/DIY bloggers who are experienced renters.  Last month we focused on the living room and today we are sharing our best tips and tricks for the bedroom.The best renters hacks for the bedroom

Just like any other space in your rental home, try not to focus on the things you can’t change (like the ugly linoleum floors, outdated carpet, or ugly wall coverings) but use some rental friendly design tricks to make the space beautiful and functional.

Use a desk as a bedside table.  It can give you more storage/counter space, act as a vanity or office space in small rental, and breaks up a bedroom set nicely. use a desk as a bedside table

Bedside Table Styling for His and Hers

use a desk as a bedside table

$100 Rental Bedroom Makeover

Update closet doors with washi tape.  Add detail to boring bifold or sliding closet doors with decorative tape. add details to rental closet doors with washi tape

$2 Closet Door Transformation 

Use rugs to cover ugly floors.  Don’t be afraid to layer them! use rugs to hide rental floors hard or carpet

Thrifted Basket Wall Art 

use rugs to hide rental floors hard or carpet

Bedroom Update in Blue and White

Update the ceiling fixture.  Hire an electrician if you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself.  You may be able to just update the shade!   Here, I got creative with a shell hanging and strung it over a pendant light. update your light fixture in a rental

$100 Rental Bedroom Makeover

Hang curtains without putting holes in the wall.  Use command strips or hooks for light weight rods and curtains for a renter friendly solution. hang curtains in a rental without putting holes in the wall

Hang Curtains without Putting Holes in the Wall

Add color to your room by painting furniture or adding bright art decor when you can’t change your wall color.
change a bedroom set of furniture with paint and new pulls

Emerald Isle Home Tour

create diy wall art with painted baskets

Thrifted Basket Wall Art 

Add interest with different textures and plants.

easy dresser vignette

How to Decorate Around Government Issued Furniture 

add interest to a rental bedroom with art, plants, and texture

His and Hers:  How to Style Different Bedside Tables

Using these rental friendly ideas in your bedroom will help keep the focus on the beautiful things in your space instead of on undesirable materials that we can’t change.

I can’t wait to see what helpful renter hacks my friends shared!  Will you join me?

Maggie Overby Studios | Domicile 37 |  The Home I Create | Up to Date Interiors



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