A rented home is a simple solution for people who wanted the comfort of a house but without the money to buy one. We all know that it is wiser to buy a house instead of spending money renting one, but if you don’t have the funds for buying one yet, renting is the only thing that comes to your mind.
Rented homes are simple: most find it boring because it’s up to the ones who rented to decorate it, but you simply cannot make renovations because it’s just a rented home. Here are some things to consider if you want to decorate your rented home without spending too much cash.
1Make An Instagram Wall
This is a simple, non-permanent décor, perfect for your room or for decorating the living room. You can pick out the best Instagram posts from you, your family, friends, or from someone else if you like it, then print it on a photo paper for a lasting effect. Just use a double-sided tape and fix it on the wall. You can also add some words if you like: just use your imagination.
2Make A Wall of Flowers
Don’t just stare on that blank wall: make something happen! Just tape some plastic flowers on that wall and make it a wall of flowers! You don’t need to sort them into types, simply line them up or sort them according to type. You can even make a series of combinations if you want it. Use a tape for quick removal: otherwise you’ll rip off the paint if you use a tough adhesive.
3Diamond Accent Wall
A duct tape is mostly used for packing up stuff in boxes; you can also use it in a multitude of other uses too. Who would have thought that you could also use duct tape for decorating your homes and offices! You can create a simple design using chalk or pencil (diamond patterns would be perfect), carefully stick that duct tape onto your pattern and trace it! You can also add designs on the duct tape too!
4Fabric Panel Wall
Do you have an extra sheet of fabric on your closet or hidden somewhere? You can use it as “wallpaper” and forget another blank wall in your rented home! No more messy wallpaper jobs because you won’t need cutting and gluing anymore. You can use push pins if you want to remove it easily or nail it on the wall for a lasting effect. You can use any design you want.
5Blown-up Family Portrait
Family portraits are the best decorations at home. But if your family portrait is just a tiny spot on a blank wall, you might need a bigger one. Blown-up family portraits are perfect decorations for a home, especially if you’re just renting. You can be more creative: instead of a traditional portrait, you can have it look like a puzzle or anything you like; the more creative it looks, the more beautiful it appears.
You might have heard this before but maybe you’re still wondering: what is a washi tape? These beautiful paper tapes originate from Japan and it’s very, very similar to masking tapes, but colored. Some washi tapes have designs; you can use them to create wall designs. Create your design first then tape these washi tapes onto the wall.
Do you want a pretty accessory to hang on your wall? This is a simple DIY compass banner tutorial for you to try out. It’s a simple black banner with the compass letters on it. This banner is perfect for bedrooms or small home office for a simpler yet professionally looking room decoration.
Metallic colors are popular nowadays, and this DIY hexagon wall art is one way of utilizing metallic colors for your home. This beautifully looking wall design got its inspiration from the beehives, and it’s finally making its way to your doorstep. You may use some hexagon paper cutters, but if you don’t have one you might have a painfully long time cutting your designs manually.
9Painted Spoon Wall Art
If you just want to be creative for a day, this painted spoon wall art is perfect for you. You can use unused spare spoons or you can just buy some from thrift shops. You can also use different paint colors for a better effect. Just put some paint on small containers and dip the spoons. Let them air dry then hang them on the wall or tape them.
103D Geometric Wall Art
This wall art is gorgeous: it’s similar to the ones made and sold by artists. You will need some circular wood blocks, paint, and a lot of creative mind. You can think of a design first, or just paint it as you like it. When it’s dried out, hang them on the wall or put them in a single block for quick hanging.
11Pop Art Pet Portrait
Unlock your inner Andy Warhol now and turn your pet portraits into a cool 70s inspired artwork! All you need is a copy machine and some colored papers. Just pop your desired image on the copier, print it in a colored paper, cut the printed output and place it on top of a contrasting colored paper.
12Giant Cross Stitch Birthday Number
Cross stitching is popular back then; you can literally transform any kind of image or a work of art into a cross stitch design! But if you want to make your kid’s birthday stand out, transform that boring pegboard into a giant cross stitch cloth and create a giant cross stitch birthday number! It’s pretty simple to do; you and your kids will love it.
13Large Scale Painting Art
Perhaps you have seen a beautiful abstract art work in your friend’s home. It looks expensive, right? What if I told you that you can make an abstract painting with just simple tools? No kidding, just get a plain large cardboard and turn it into a canvas. Your masterpiece can also be hanged on the wall, perfect for your home or small home office.
14Geometric Art Headboard Panels
Turn your extra blocks of wood and boards into a piece of art! This artistic DIY headboard panel tutorial is perfect for people who want to create something out of the ordinary. Grab some washi tape, some identical pieces of wood (ply boards would do), paints in different colors, and some nails for hanging your finished work. Use washi tape to create your desired pattern or design on pre-painted with white board.
15DIY Octopus Art
Got something so awesome you wanted to turn it into a work of art? You can! This time, a simple shower curtain can be turned into a wall decoration. If you have a beautiful large piece of cloth with a beautiful design, just stretch it on some pieces of wood to make it a fake painting. With just simple touches and creativity, you can make anything beautiful.
16DIY Art Hi Painting
Say hello to this one of a kind artwork that deserves a spot in your wall. This simple “painting” can make someone smile when they see it. Cut out the word “Hi” using a sponge, put on some acrylic paint on it then press it on your canvas. Have fun creating your awesome painting and greet everyone with a big “Hi”.
17Hexagon Wood Stick Wall Art
Don’t throw those sticks away; turn them into a work of art! You can make any design, but for a simpler one, you can do a hexagon shaped design. You’ll only need to drill some holes on the stick’s edges and “sew” them permanently together until you achieve your desired design. Hang them on the wall using push pins.
18Framed Vintage Wallpaper
You might have a favorite wallpaper from your previous house, and you can’t get it for your new house you’ve been renting. Want to have that again in your new house? You don’t need to apply it onto the walls, just buy a short sheet of it and have it framed! Place the framed wallpaper on your favorite place: maybe on your bedroom or on the living room.
19Geometric Paper Patchwork
This DIY project needs artistic skills; you might need help from a friend or a family member to have this one stand out. You also need some patience because you are measuring and cutting pieces of colored and metallic papers and then pinning them on a large foam core board. To make them viewable, use colors that are different from the wall.
You will need a lot of yarn for this project, just don’t get the ones from your cat’s toys or else he or she will destroy this one. This DIY project is so simple; you’ll only need those yarns, a wooden dowel for hanging, and some glue to make those yarns stick. Simply place those yarns on the dowel stick, cut it on desired length, and you’ll have your yarn banner in no time. Choose different colors to play with and make different designs. You can even make a yarn curtain if you want.
21Plywood Pinwheel Art
Unlock the inner artist in you by doing this simple yet colorful project. You won’t need a canvas for this one, simple plywood would do. You also need to find contrasting colors to make it colorful and stand out against the wall. Start by playing on water colors on a sheet of paper to make your design, and then apply the design on the ply using painter’s tape. It’s up to you to make different color variants or use a simple color scheme.
22Removable Honeycomb Wall Decal
Who says washi tapes are not that usable? Most DIY home décor projects use the ever-reliable washi tapes. This time, we’ll be using washi tapes to create wall decals – these kinds of decals are removable and won’t make a stain or destroy the wall paint (since it would become an issue when you’re renting the place).
Scarves are beautiful and can be used in a multitude of uses. Nowadays, most scarves are printed or have artistic designs that are eye-catching. Why not use them to decorate your home? You can simply pin them on the walls to decorate them. You can place it on your room or anywhere you want it. No need to pick elaborate designs; just choose what you want.
24Typography and Clipboard Wall Art
Letter stencils are mostly rare nowadays since printing is by far a cheaper and better looking alternative than manually writing decorated letters. Since you simply cannot paint something on the walls on your rented home, how can you use those large stencils? No problem, use them as is! Simply attach them onto large clipboards and nail or pin them on the wall.
25Home Sweet Home Cabin Sign
Recently transferred to a new home? A new place will always make you miss the old house; memories are surely made on the previous one. Maybe it would take a while before you can say “home sweet home”, why not make something out of it? Sure you need a DIY “home sweet home” cabin sign to make you feel a little bit lighter. You’ll eventually love your new home.
Need to decorate your shelves without spending too much time and money for it? This DIY project uses post-it notes and some washi tapes with designs. You’ll only need to cut the post-it notes in a cup-shaped pattern, and then stick it on the edges of the shelves. Put some strips of washi tapes on top and have beautifully redesigned shelves in no time.
27DIY Wall Organizer
Perhaps you have recently transferred to your new home and find out that the large table you’ve been using before won’t fit into your new room, and you’re stuck with a small table, enough for your laptop and a bunch of things. Want to organize your stuff especially the smaller ones? Try this DIY wall organizer project. No need to buy some expensive organizers that won’t fit on your table or won’t work for your things.
28DIY Polaroid Hanger
Tired of the same old plain looking wall on your room? Why not print out your pictures, selfies or groupies a la Polaroid or simply make fake ones? Have those pictures of your choice printed out at least in same sizes and paste them on a piece of white paper. Hang them on a piece of yarn pinned against the wall using mini clothespins to make them look like they’re recently printed.
29DIY Paper Flower
You will surely love these cute flowers. Initially you’ll fool everyone who will see these in a range, but when they look closely, they’ll be amazed on how you pulled this one off. These life-like paper flowers will be best placed in a vase, or you can simply tape them on the wall to decorate it. You’ll only need a creative hand to make this possible.
30Teen Boy Gallery Wall
You cannot simply hang even a small picture frame on a rented house’s wall. You cannot even tape it because it won’t hold any longer and the glass will break. Don’t lose hope: there are new innovations that can help you hang even a large frame without drilling a hole or putting a hook. You can use this hook-free wall tiles that uses super sticky tape that will not easily worn out and works on all kinds of surfaces. No need to worry hanging your boy’s clock, picture, or anything on the wall again.