Living in a rented house means I am always on the hunt for new ideas of what I can do to improve our home without a) knocking down walls and building an extension and b) investing too much money in to the place.
So here are a few ideas that are 100% reversible that I have either tried myself or quite fancy giving a go…
Paint is of course the most common way you can change the feel of a room without it costing a fortune. There is a lot you can do with paint, you can paint a whole room all one colour, do a feature wall or even an ombré effect if you’re feeling creative. All of which are reversible.
Wallpaper is bang on trend at the moment (the more out there, the better) however, it does require quite a lot of effort to put up and then remove again if you have to move out or if you change your mind after a year or so. Having said that, if you are prepared to put the work in then go for it I say!
If you love the look of wallpaper but are not prepared for all the labour that goes in to apply and removing it then you can get a removable self adhesive or wall murals to give the same effect.
A company called Pixers is a website I highly recommend browsing if this is something that appeals to you. Not only do they do removable self adhesive for walls but they make it for all surfaces including, wardrobes, furniture and even fridges! You can transform a whole room with pixerstick and completely remove it all again when you want to.
Check out my utility room that I transformed using pixerstick for all surfaces.
A really gorgeous way to transform a wall with very minimal damage is to create a feature with fabric. This looks particularly good behind a bed.
Another great way to utilise fabric is to buy or make large tapestries or wall hangings…
If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen the changes I’ve been making to the kitchen recently. Up until a few months ago I didn’t really think we could make any improvements to our kitchen without doing anything structural. How wrong was I? The feeling when I discovered tile stickers was probably on par with how Christopher Columbus felt when he discovered America. What a revelation! My dad informed me they were in fact popular in the 70s so I’m worndering why he never shared this genius idea with me sooner!! For approximately £20 I managed to transform a wall in our kitchen using tile stickers and about an hour of my time!
There are so many ways you can design a feature wall in your house. A gallery wall is probably the most popular but not the only way. If you don’t want to drill in to your wall then I recommend checking out command picture hanging strips. I used them for my feature wall in my kitchen I made from prints and wooden spoons.
Woven baskets are a really on trend way to create a feature wall.
Another awesome way to make a feature wall is with plants.
Until next time