Rental Decorating – The Kitchen

April 12, 2013

in Home

Decorating a Rental Kitchen

Here is a reminder of what my apartment kitchen looked like before.

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There was a lot of white and a lot of beige.

With some work, I was able to brighten up the space a little. I had a bunch of ideas listed in Decorating a Rental Kitchen. I am limited by the fact that I can't paint. Can't change the linoleum, and can't alter the cabinets. I have to work with what's there.

First I added this run I found at Walmart for $24.99.

rental kitchen rug

Then I brightened up the room by removing the blinds from the back door and the kitchen window. I just put them in the storage closet so I can replace them later.  This did a lot to help the atmosphere! I can't wait until all those trees are full of green leaves!

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Then I hung a valance from Target that cost $14.99 with a tension rod.

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I found this adorable watering can at Michael's and used a 50% one item coupon so it was $5.49 and the flowers were from Michael's too, on sale at 50% off so they were $3.49.

watering can vase

I also found these great soap dispensers on the clearance rack at Target.

soap dispensers

I made a DIY menu board and hung it on the pantry door.

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My sister gave me this magnetic knife holder from Ikea for my birthday.

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Add some cute cross stitch in the corner.

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And voila.

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A much more comfortable and home-like rental kitchen.

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.


siggiofmaine April 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm

WoW…great job redecorating…thanks for sharing.

elizabeth April 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Very cute. ..keep up with the idea’s ;).. Enjoy your new home!

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