Easy Rental Upgrades

Renting a home is temporary, but the upgrades you make don’t need to be. Update your rental home with these ideas … and then take them with you when you move.

On the walls: Add removable wallpaper and framed art. Use creative shelving units to hide awkward outlets. Choose new curtains.

In the bathroom: Upgrade the showerhead. Choose a new shower curtain.

Upgrade electricals: Install your own light fixtures throughout the home. Swap standard light switches with dimmer switches. Add a smart thermostat and wireless speakers.

Add personality: Add color with furniture covers and throw pillows. Use removable washi tape or stainless-steel contact paper on boring appliances (find both at craft or home stores). Place plants throughout the home. Switch bland doorknobs and kitchen hardware for more stylish ones.