Skip to Content

Budget AND Rental-Friendly Décor Ideas

Living Room in Newport News Rental with Colorful Rug and CouchAs a renter, you do still want your rental home to be a safe and private space. While there often isn’t much you can do about things like the wall color and flooring (unless you get permission from your Newport News property manager to change them!), there are still many things you can do to add style and character to your home. The best thing is that it doesn’t cost much to decorate a rental home. You will need a few key elements and enough time to bring your vision to life. Here are some simple ways to decorate your rental home on a budget.

Make the Most of Accent Pieces

If your rental home is comparable to most others, you’ve got white or neutral walls. Though some may want to consider this drab, you might want to think of it as a blank canvas instead, and what you can add to make the space your own. For example, add a dash of drama to any large wall with oversized wall art.  Or, create a gallery wall with your favorite photos or framed prints. Accent pieces could help you turn your rental house into a home, whether it’s on the wall or in any other place.

Add Character with Window Coverings

Window coverings are another wonderful way to bring style and charm into any room. Curtains, blinds, and shades all come in endless colors and materials and can be shared to generate custom looks. No matter your preferred style, you can find window coverings that will add charm and appeal to your entire rental house.

Invest in Quality Furniture

If you are planning to spend money on anything, concentrate on purchasing quality pieces of furniture. Your furniture goes with you everywhere, and quality furniture will look better longer, unlike the cheap stuff. In particular, consider investing in a stylish sofa and a quality mattress. If you can’t afford to buy anything else, these two items will last for years and help you feel the comfort of home.

Accessorize with Personality

The only place where you can conveniently save money on your decorations is when accessorizing. You may find some great budget décor items by shopping at thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales. Items bought in these places are also often more unique and have more personality than anything you could buy in a store. Add some colorful throw pillows and a pretty rug to your main living space for instant style. Or, shop for an ornamental mirror or some baskets for your bedroom or bathroom.

Bring in Natural Elements

Another fantastic way to decorate a rental home on a budget is to bring in live plants or other natural elements. Fresh greenery looks beautiful and can help freshen the air inside your home. Potted plants can be arranged in many attractive ways, and a large potted palm or tree can add drama to any room.

Style Bookshelves

Finally, suppose you’ve got bookshelves anywhere in your rental home. In that case, you can use them not only for storage but to create a visually appealing display of all your favorite volumes and knickknacks. Even framed photographs and keepsakes can look great when arranged artfully on a bookshelf. Style your bookshelves by grouping things, arranging books both vertically and horizontally, or alternating books with other display items. You can let your personality shine by putting all of your favorite things on display in your home.


Is moving to a new rental home in your future? Real Property Management VA Peninsula has a great inventory of listings that could be perfect for you! Browse our homes online today.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.

The Neighborly Done Right Promise

The Neighborly Done Right Promise ® delivered by Real Property Management, a proud Neighborly company

When it comes to finding the right property manager for your investment property, you want to know that they stand behind their work and get the job done right – the first time. At Real Property Management we have the expertise, technology, and systems to manage your property the right way. We work hard to optimize your return on investment while preserving your asset and giving you peace of mind. Our highly trained and skilled team works hard so you can be sure your property's management will be Done Right.

Canada excluded. Services performed by independently owned and operated franchises.

See Full Details