rental kitchen

Decorating a rental can be a delicate process. On the one hand, you want your space to feel as homey as possible while you’re living there, so it should reflect a little bit of your personality. However, on the other, if you want to get your deposit back, the amount of personalization you can do will have its limits.

With that in mind, let us help you find the perfect compromise. We’ve put together a list of ways to help you infuse your sense of style into your rental kitchen. Take a look at these suggestions and pick the ones that make the most sense for you. With any luck, you’ll have the kitchen feeling like your own in no time at all.

color scheme

Coordinate Your Color Scheme

Creating a cohesive color scheme is one of the easiest ways to tie a room together. While we’d typically advise building one around the paint color, in this case, it might be best to stick to your personal items. However, as you can see in the photo above, that’s entirely possible. Everything from the stool to the baking tools and the dish sponge does double-duty by lending aesthetic value to the space.

Here, creating contrast is key. You’ll want to look closely at the hues that are already built-in to your kitchen and add in colors that will pop off of those existing ones. You’ll notice that not everything has to match exactly. You can mix and similar shades to give your design an even deeper sense of complexity.

eye-catching furniture

Keep Furniture Interesting

Unless your rental comes fully furnished, you’re going to need to bring in a few of your own pieces into the space, anyway. Why not make sure that they add some visual interest into your design? If you feel like going bold and making a statement, consider using some colorful chairs like in the photo above. They could easily become the focal point for any kitchen.

If, however, those hues don’t quite fit in with your aesthetic, there is a subtler route that you can take. Play around with shape. Rather than sticking to a boxy, rectangular table and straight-backed chairs, look for pieces that feature shapely curves and elegant angles.

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