Sometimes, we find ourselves moving into a rental home that is in less than perfect condition. Perhaps the house or apartment is sound and solid, and the right choice for your family due to location, budget and other considerations, but has been neglected as far as style and finishes go.
If your landlord has indicated they are not interested in upgrades to walls or floors, then what can be done? What can you do to brighten up a rental home without investing into repairs that are not your responsibility to take on?
I am a big believer that a gallon or two of paint and supplies is well worth the personal costs, if it comes down to it, to brighten and refresh a room. It can be a little disheartening to put a lovely new sofa, bedroom suite or dining table and chairs into a room with scuffed and dinged walls and woodwork. The simple application of a fresh coat of paint will brighten things up amazingly! And you might try a pleasant color to accent your furniture. No need to stick with boring white if that isn’t the look for you.
Be aware that you should probably get permission from your landlord first, they may want to approve color choices. However, if you indicate you will be doing the work yourself, they will possibly be thrilled! You can also discuss with your landlord if you can save your receipts so they will reimburse you for your supplies. It can be well worth an afternoon of your time and a small investment to put a fresh face on your home and let your furniture shine!