Whether you’re a new tenant and want to spruce up your rental property, or you’re a landlord who wants to add something unique to their property to entice new tenants to view, there is always something you can do. If you’re not particularly handy when it comes to decorating and adding colour to your property, then we hope this quick guide will allow you to spruce up your home in no time.

Below we have made a quick step-by-step guide, consisting of 3 steps that will help you to decorate more efficiently and quickly than you ever have before.

Step 1 – Improve your Kerb Appeal

Kerb appeal is how the exterior of the property looks; you can truly change the look and feel of a property if you put some love into how it looks from the outside. However, if you’re working with an apartment or flat, then it may be a little more challenging to do this. When you’re a tenant looking for the perfect property to move into, the kerb appeal is something you’re going to look at before you even enter the property, which is why as a landlord this is essential to consider.

Pick out any weeds and mould that is growing outside your property, and before you know it, you’ll have a lovely looking rental property that tenants are excited to move into. Before taking on any extra jobs, try to think about what you’d want your property to look like if you lived there and then aim to make your rental look even better. You could potentially also add some plants and trees to the garden, if you have one.

Step 2 – Keep it Simple – Minimalism is Key

Taking the decorating inside, you must also consider how the furniture is going to work within your rental. If you only have a small space, then efficient storage is going to be your best friend. However, if you’re lucky enough to have a large open plan living area, then you may not need to pack everything away in storage. Minimalism is key to most living spaces, as it’s good for your mind to know everything has a place. Minimalistic homes are aesthetically pleasing to look at and give you peace of mind. Try painting walls in a neutral colour such as whites, greys, and creams. If you’re curious for more in-depth inspiration of minimalistic home living, then RWinvest has a range of modern apartments for you to look at. Most of their developments incorporate beautifully designed furniture, which could be great inspiration for anyone who isn’t sure what to do to improve their rental property. Plus, keeping things simple means that it’s more likely to be universally loved by multiple sets of tenants and you’re not accidentally putting all your eggs into one basket with decor.

Step 3 – Add a Splash of Colour

Once you’ve made sure things are simple, you could add a splash of colour to various aspects of the home. This step is more tailored towards tenants living in a rented home who are allowed to paint if they want too. Add modern colours such as dark greens, navy and grey to the walls just to make things stand out that little bit more. Splashes of colour can really change up how your property looks.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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