So you just moved into your new place and you’re ready to showcase its true potential by giving it your own personal flare. However, if you do, are you going to be breaking any rental agreements? As there are strict rules about what you can and can’t do to your stark white walls, read on to discover decorating tips for any renter. Further, don’t forget to protect your new dwelling with a customized Missouri Renters Insurance policy.

Do get permission.

Before replacing appliances or painting walls, get permission from your leasing office or your landlord. If you move forward with these changes without approval, the costs to change them will come out of your deposit!

Do accessorize.

Dress up any drab apartment by adding rugs, window coverings, lamps, pillows, and blankets. Pops of color and texture can be added to give the place personality without taking a chunk out of your deposit. Plus, you can take these items with you when you move.

Do accentuate.

Get creative! Create storage and maximize space with a wall shelf. Line shoes, books, hats and fashion accessories across DIY shelves to get those hard-to-reach and pretty necessities out of tangled piles and into view. Look for unused corners of your home normally reserved for dust bunnies, and give them new life, says HGTV.

Don’t use wallpaper.

As trendy and tempting as it may be, refrain from using wallpaper altogether. Not only is it time-consuming, it’s difficult to put on and take down and can be costly to hire a professional. Stick with decals instead.

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