Renting can be a pleasure. No real home-owning responsibilities, you're free to put down temporary roots and not worry about the roof. Renting can also be a pain and source of frustration, though, when you don't have total control over the look of your space. When you can't paint the walls, knock down elements or do the kind of customizing you dream of. But a home that inspires, motivates, functions and looks like you is still within your temporary reach. These are nine design truths that every renter should remember when it comes to living in a space you don't own.