In a rut with your kitchen decor? You might think as a renter there's not much you can do to perk up the space – after all, most kitchen makeovers revolve around renovations – but that couldn't be further from the truth. You don't need to renovate, you need to renew. Make a quick and colorful addition and your boring kitchen will begin to sing.
Option 1: Add a Bright, Vibrant, Show-Stopping Rug
The punchier the better. Most kitchens are warm-toned (think cherry or oak cabinets), so something in a shade of red, orange or pink would pop.
Option 2: Make Your Stools an Eye-Catching Color
This is one spot to pass on basic neutrals. If you've got a breakfast bar or island in the kitchen, pull up a few truly colorful stools.
Option 3: Add a Patterned Curtain to Your Window
This is not the time to be subtle. Hang some hardware (a tension rod works great if you can't drill holes) and toss a kicky shade onto the kitchen window, if you have one.
(Image credits: Adrienne Breaux; Nancy Mitchell; Anna Routh)