These 4 simple hacks will transform your rental space

Sep 18 2019, 7:25 am

Attention all renters: are you happy with how your place looks right now?

If you’re not, we’ve got good news ‚Ā†‚ÄĒ the latest trends in home d√©cor don‚Äôt have to be permanent or break the bank. This means they’re perfect solutions for turning your rental space into a place that feels like home.

In recent years, the percentage of renters in Canada has risen, with young people being more likely to live in apartments than single-detached homes. In fact, at age 30, only 50.2% of millennials owned their homes, compared to 55% of baby boomers at the same age.

But sprucing up a temporary rental with colour, removable décor, and smart storage is easier (and more affordable) than you think. Here are four simple upgrades to add some personality, flair, and style to your space.

1. Get creative with adhesive wallpaper and tiles

Oftentimes when you move into a rental space, one of the first things you notice are the drab walls surrounding you. While many Canadian renters will turn to paint, that’s not your only option. Instead, consider elevating your¬†d√©cor with some adhesive wallpaper and tiles.

Pro tip: remember to check with your landlord before making any big changes.

Smart Tiles metro campagnola white peel-and-stick decorative wall tile 

RoomMates palm leaf peel-and-stick wallpaper

FloorPops 12-inch x 12-inch kikko peel-and-stick vinyl tile flooring 

2. Make a statement by upgrading your lighting

Ever visit a hotel, bar, or restaurant with stellar lighting and wish you could recreate it at home? Well, it doesn’t have to be just a dream anymore! It’s easy to make a statement with some simple lighting upgrades. Best of all, you can even take them to your next apartment with you.

Globe Electric Leila one-light plug-in pendant

Globe Electric Robin one-light plug-in or hardwire pendant light fixture

Nanoleaf rhythm smarter kit

Canarm KYLO six-light gold chandelier 

3. Get glamorous and swap out the hardware

Making your rental space feel like a greater reflection of your personality can be as easy as swapping out cabinet hardware. It’s a small change that can create a big impact. Bonus: You can take the hardware with you when you move to your next space!

Richelieu contemporary 3-inch metal pull

Richelieu contemporary 6-inch bronze pull

Defiant freedom matte black privacy door lever

Delta marca single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet

4. Create more space with smart storage and furniture solutions

City living often comes with less living space. However, by choosing creative storage solutions that are both chic and multifunctional, you can maximize your options, avoid clutter, and feel as organized as Marie Kondo herself.

ClosetMaid selectives narrow 4 ft. to 9 ft. custom closet organizer 

Renin doors easy-build barn door kit

Bestar small space 37-inch lift-top storage coffee table 

Bestar small space storage wall unit

Manhattan comfort utopia floating theatre entertainment centre


If you’re looking for more inspiration to help you create the space of your dreams, stop by¬†The Home Depot Canada¬†or visit¬†homedepot.ca. It’s a fantastic go-to spot for on-trend pieces that will elevate your interior game without breaking your budget.

To make home decorating and organizing a lot easier, The Home Depot Canada not only has thousands of additional products, but they also offer installation options across Canada. So, you can quickly ship, install, decorate, and cross a few more things off your home upgrade list.