Fixtures in most rented homes cannot be permanently altered, replaced or removed. After all, they are major components of the house or apartment. Landlords like to keep things neutral to appeal to the greatest number of potential tenants, and updates are expensive. On the other hand, you do not have to live with outdated or basic wooden kitchen cabinets if you would rather have something more colorful and stylish. Consider these easy ways to add color to cabinetry. It is possible to overcome common rental woes, at least when it comes to decorating and furnishing the home.
Wrap Cabinet Doors with Vibrant Wallpaper
Wallpaper can be used to add color to kitchen cabinets in a rented home, and it does not have to be glued into place. Wrap cabinet doors with vibrant paper of your choice, and secure it on the inside using small pieces of rolled masking tape. The tape will invisibly hold the paper in place. If you ever decide to move out of the rental, any remaining adhesive can be easily removed using a soft cloth and a little citrus oil. The paper will make the cabinetry appear much more vibrant, and without permanently changing a thing.
Replace the Knobs and Handles
If you want to add a splash of color without completely covering the wood, replace the old kitchen cabinet knobs and handles with colorful new ones. Look for glass or ceramic and metal hardware in colors and styles of your choice. They will add a touch of personal style to basic rental house or apartment cabinets. Be sure to keep the old hardware in a safe place. You will be able to easily find and reinstall it before moving out of the rented home.
Add Big Colorful Bows
Do you want to add color to rental home cabinets in a unique and surprising new way? Consider wrapping cabinet doors with big colorful polypropylene or paper ribbons and bows. They are not just for holidays and other special occasions. Buy ready-made bows in a favorite style, and use them to top matching ribbons that are tied around doors. Choose a color that matches the kitchen, and they can be used to add color and style all year round.
Apply Peel and Stick Shelf Liner
Self-adhesive shelf liner is good for more than just lining cabinet shelves. It can be used in place of wallpaper, especially on surfaces other than walls. Select and measure sheets of peel-and-stick shelf paper, but do not peel off all of the backing. To avoid damaging kitchen cabinet doors, peel and clip away nothing more than the corners. Simply press the self-adhesive sheets into place. The cabinetry in your rented house or apartment will look a lot more colorful and far more stylish.
Source: Advanced Crafting Education and Professional Home Decorating Experience