There is no doubt that decorating and styling your home can be much harder when you're renting. You can't rip down walls or pull up carpet, and even hanging pictures on the wall is often frowned upon by landlords. If you're prepared to do the work yourself (or pay someone to do it) you may be able to paint the walls a neutral colour if your landlord agrees, but you have to weigh up how much you want to spend on a place that you don't own. There are, however, ways of adding your mark to your rental home.
You can get some fabulous wall decals that are removable - perfect for renters, as they can be taken down without damaging the wall, and reapplied in the next home.
If you're not allowed to put nails in the wall, try leaning your artwork up against the wall. You still get great impact, and there's something a bit more casual about this look.
The same can be done with mirrors.
Invest in pieces that you can take with you when you move, pieces that will bring personality to your home. Rugs are fantastic for bringing warmth, colour and texture, and for covering up any unsightly flooring or stains. Great furniture and accessories are key.
Plants help bring life and texture to a room, as well as purifying the air. Have fun by housing the plants in attractive pots and baskets.
You may even want to take down any particularly ugly curtains and replace with some of your choice. Just make sure you keep the original curtains safe and rehang them when you leave.
A lot of these images feature more than one of the tips I've mentioned, so I hope they can inspire you to make your rental home a place you can be proud of.