If your landlord is reluctant to let you paint the walls, another fix is artwork. It doesn’t have to be expensive either, Dean and I have a penchant for picking up posters and postcards at art galleries and exhibitions we visit.
Dining set – A sheet of ply primed and then painted grey on top with metal IKEA trestle legs. The benches were simply constructed using off cuts from a builders site.
More than likely your carpets haven’t been changed since the 90’s and now resemble a dirty biscuit colour or like us you might have a laminate floor in extreme disarray – get a rug! We arranged our main living space around a geometric monochrome rug from Urban Outfitters; it has successfully hidden a multitude of sins and compliments the neutral surroundings.
Sounds basic but if you are lacking in storage shelving can solve your problems and they don’t have to be expensive. We picked up wall brackets from a D.I.Y store for next to nothing and the ply is a large sheet from a timber yard cut in 3. So long as you re fill the holes prior to your departure most landlords are happy for you to put shelves up. Then comes the added pleasure of dressing and personalising your shelves.