Temporary Outdoor Accessories & Decor All Renters Should Know About

published Jul 5, 2015
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You can still have the backyard or patio of your dreams, even if you rent. You just need to use temporary, removable accessories or decor that you can take with you at the end of your lease. Easy peasy.

Outdoor Decking: Temporarily mask the ugly tile on your patio with these deck tiles that can move with you. The above photo is from a Swedish apartment seen on Dust Jacket Attic, but you can buy those tiles from IKEA. 32 square feet will cost you about one hundred bucks.

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Faux Boxwood Panels: If you need a quick privacy wall, and can’t wait for that bamboo to grow, try hanging this stuff over your fence to thwart prying eyes. Here it is used on an Austin outdoor makeover we featured, and panels are available from Amazon.

Portable Fireplaces: Small scale fire pits add light and heat to the backyard, and can be moved out of the yard when you move and onto your next destination. Amazon has a bunch but this outdoor grill on wheels is a nice option.

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Outdoor Rugs: This is probably the quickest way to add style to a plain space, and one of the most affordable. Roll it up at the end of your lease and tuck it into the moving van. There are tons of these on the market, but Target is always a good source for affordable and cute ones.

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Clamp-On Window Box Brackets: No need to drill into the side of the house with these screw on brackets for window boxes. Get a set from AllModern for $35.

Outdoor String Lights: Instant magic in the moonlight. It lets you use your space longer into the night, and can be unplugged when you move. Available at most outdoor and hardware stores like Home Depot.