Fuss-Free Ways to Update Your Rental (Without Losing Your Security Deposit)


Sean Litchfield for MyDomaine

Styling a rental can feel like decorator's purgatory: It's not your forever home, so it might not be worthwhile to invest in drastic changes, but it still needs to feel like your sanctuary. With a little creativity and a keen eye for design, there are a few temporary ways to update your space without compromising your security deposit.

"We're big believers that you should never put too much money into a rental property, but no matter how long you live in a space, you should make it feel like home," says Robert and Cortney Novogratz, who have been designing spaces for 25 years, working with celebrities like Julia Roberts and Tony Hawk. Ahead, we tapped Cortney to uncover the best temporary decorating tricks to transform a space, including their new removable wallpaper collaboration with Tempaper.

It's possible to make a rental feel like home. Start with these landlord-approved tips and tricks.