So, like a lot of people I can't afford to buy, and I thought it would be good to have some suggestions for rental friendly ways to personalise your space, without breaking the bank.
Some quick starting ideas:
- Pictures: see if you can get permission from the landlord to put some pictures up. There are now some very clever gizmos for hanging things up firmly, but in a way that doesn't damage the walls. You could find some nice old postcards, or prints and frame these yourself. Places like Ikea or Wilkos do a good range of frames - you could even buy plain ones and decorate them yourself.
- Rugs: a lot of rented places have laminate flooring, or very utilitarian carpets. A rug can add a splash of colour (I'm still tempted to try making my own rag rug from clothes destined for the rag bag).
Anyone else got ideas?