3 Stylish Ways to Update Your Rental Kitchen
You don’t need to have miles of open shelving and Pinterest-perfect marble countertops to love your cooking space, fellow renters. Even with the most understanding landlord, it can be hard to redecorate a rental kitchen that’s seen a few years of wear and tear. When you’re looking for fast and deposit-back-guaranteed ways to restyle your space, it’s all about picking a few key accessories and kitchen organization options that won’t break the bank. If you’re ready to take on the challenge, this week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to make over your space, whether you’re going for a boho-chic vibe, a minimalist look or a preppy style.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC RENTAL KITCHEN
Do-nut worry about the state of your rental kitchen — there’s nothing a little wall art and a pretty rug can’t fix. Give your space that enviable, boho-chic vibe with interesting textures, vintage appliances and a pretty pastel color palette. Contrast rustic wood accessories with gilded seating, copper accessories and sleek lighting options.
Society 6 Doughnut by Fischerboy ($16+), CB2 Geometric Brass Pendant Light ($80), Urban Outfitters Faceted Utensil Holder ($20), Sur La Table Latte Bowl ($6), Room Essentials Coral Grater Kitchen Towel ($3), Crate and Barrel Montana Acacia and Glass Jar ($17+), Lulu & Georgia Painted Desert Rug ($182+), Mercury Row Mizar 30″ Bar Stool ($140), H&M Wooden Cutting Board ($13), H&M Metal Salad Servers ($15), Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker ($43), Clay Art Tapered Base Stoneware Mug ($24, set of four), CB2 Eloise Double Old-Fashioned Glasses ($5)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST RENTAL KITCHEN
Small-space woes, be gone! The minimalist look is always a win in mini kitchens, especially when you stick to a simple color palette. Add personality to your space with bold typography towels, chic glassware and a tasseled throw rug. Metallic accessories like a copper pour-over will add that necessary glam. Throw in some retro vibes with a classic felt letter board and post the daily specials or your fave word of the day.
Fellow Products Stagg Copper Pour-Over Kettle ($99), CB2 Black Dip Coffee Mug ($5), Lulu & Georgia Mod Burst Pendant ($280), OGGI Copper Plated Utensil Holder ($25), Three Potato Four Black Letter Board ($50), CB2 Potted Succulent With Copper Pot ($10), Lulu & Georgia Houda Rug ($137+), Adeco Trading 30-Inch Bar Stool ($180, set of two), H&M Wooden Salad Servers ($13), Viski Seneca Faceted Crystal Tumbler ($32), Room Essentials Kitchen Words Terry Kitchen Towel ($3), CB2 Corked Pitcher ($20)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY RENTAL KITCHEN
Ward off those rental blues with tons of pretty, preppy personality: Think bright colors (hello, hot pink and turquoise), bold patterns and chic storage options. Mix it up by adding gold accents via a sparkly dot rug, gilded storage canisters and metallic baskets to confine the clutter. Tired of storing your wine bottles on top of the fridge? #Adult your rental kitchen with a gorg lucite wine rack that’ll have all your friends toasting your decor savvy.
CB2 Karl Stacking Wine Rack ($80), Nate Berkus Magnetic Chalkboard ($10), Kate Spade New York Eat Cake Set ($35, set of three), Keurig 2.0 K200 Coffee Maker Brewing System ($120), Robert Gordon Hug Me Mug ($15, set of two), Kate Spade New York Kitchen Tools ($35, set of three), Nate Berkus Gold Glass Canister ($15), Mint Pantry Bergamot Ceramic Mixing Bowl ($48, set of three), H&M Large Metal Wire Basket ($18), The Land of Nod Giant Dot Rug ($299+), CB2 Matte White Utensil Holder ($15), Kate Spade New York Deco Dot Recipe Box ($30), Edgemod Vortex Side Chair ($170)
What are your kitchen “must-haves?” If you’re looking for more decor ideas and ways to update a rental, follow us on Pinterest for tons of inspo and home decor DIYs.
Brit + Co may at times use affiliate links to promote products sold by others, but always offers genuine editorial recommendations.