Quick Rental Fixes for the Kid's Room

Quick Rental Fixes for the Kid's Room

Shifrah Combiths
Jul 1, 2015

If you're renting, it may seem like your options for personalizing your children's spaces are drastically limited. But there are lots of ways to add color, special touches, and whimsy without putting holes in the wall, painting, or changing the floors. In fact, the limitations may actually just spark your decor creativity!

Paint the furniture. You might not be able to paint the walls, but, like Emily and Stef did in their rented London house seen above, you can paint your furniture! This broadens your choice of available furniture colors as well. Also note how this family used washi tape to hang art, a garland, and stars on the wall.

(Image credit: 41 Orchard)

Removable wallpaper. Make a bigger, bolder statement than simply painting the room by hanging removable wallpaper, like the vintage wall mural above from 41 Orchard, which can be ordered in custom sizes. Bonus: your kids might learn some geography while they're fighting nap time.

(Image credit: Land of Nod)

Decals. If covering a whole wall seems too daunting, add some color and interest with smaller but equally impactful removable decals, such as these triangles from Land of Nod.

Hang art with Command hangers. If you follow the directions and get the right ones for the job, Command Picture and Frame Hangers will enable you to hang whatever you would hang if you were allowed to make holes in the wall.

Make a statement with a rug. Rugs can uplift and change the tone of an entire room, as this enthusiastic piece in the nursery of Marlowe's Los Angeles house demonstrates.

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