Ah, renting. Cue apartment-beige walls (you know the color), blah countertops, and lackluster hardware. Luckily, renting your space doesn’t mean you can’t show off your unique style or make it work better for your specific needs, because you absolutely can! And, depending on your Zodiac sign, some hacks are better than others.
Whether you’re a feisty Leo, a hardworking Capricorn, or tender Cancer, there is a perfect renter-friendly design hack for you. Read on below to find out which trick you should implement in your own home.
If you want to try one of these out, always double-check your lease and with the landlord beforehand to make sure there aren’t any potential issues with making these adjustments. We really want you to get your security deposit back, and we are pretty sure you also feel the same way!
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
No chimney, no problem. Make a statement with a faux fireplace. As an Aries, you are the ultimate fire sign. You bring life into the party, and then bring that energy home with you, too. There are tons of hacks for how to integrate a faux fireplace on TikTok, but we LOVE this version.
Taurus (April 20 to May 21)
All the Cozy Rugs
A Taurean home is a cozy one. Layering tons of rugs adds that touch of Hygge you are seeking. And, if you rent an open concept living space, rugs are an awesome way to create division for each part of your floorplan.
Gemini (May 22 to June 21)
Bold Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper
If you’re a Gemini, then you’re all about maxing out your home (and, let's be real, your life). Try bringing in some bold peel-and-stick wallpaper in a fun print. This rental-friendly design idea can really liven up your space and add personality to any drab beige wall.
Whether you want to dress just one accent wall or coat your entire home in fun prints, your options are truly endless. Just make sure you have a helping hand to line up each strip, it'll help the process!
Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
DIY Gallery Wall
Cancers are family-oriented and sentimental. Creating a customized gallery wall adds personality to any rental and makes you feel right at home. No holes required either. Command strips will do the trick!
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Large Statement MIrrors
As a Leo, you love making a statement and taking the spotlight. Adding a large statement mirror to your home creates that luxe look you enjoy and is perfect for your #selfie game.
From an interior design perspective, adding mirrors, especially across from a window, opens up even the tiniest of spaces. This hack will be particularly helpful for studio dwellers.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
“Subway Tile” Kitchen Backsplash
As a Virgo, you know you love feeling accomplished. Home cooking your meals is all about self-care and giving you a sense of achievement. So why not dress up your kitchen space to make the whole vibe immaculate?
This is where the stick-on “subway tile” kitchen backsplash comes in. They are essentially stickers you can line up on your kitchen wall and make a backsplash that recreates the look of a true classic subway tile. Easy to install and remove, they make your kitchen feel totally elevated.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
As a Libra, you love nature. But if your rental doesn’t have an outside space, bring the great outdoors indoors in the form of plants. Faux plants are especially helpful if natural light isn’t a strong point in your home or if you move rentals regularly. They can be placed wherever you have room--no sunlight and water necessary.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 22)
Dark Accent Wall
Scorpio, you are known for your secrecy. It’s all part of your allure and also why some people find you intimidating! Keep everyone guessing and in their lane by painting an accent wall in a dark, mysterious color. This is a bold statement and will make you feel right at home.
Sagittarius (November 23 to December 21)
Sag, did you know you can change out the hardware of your rental? Well, now you do! Swap out those standard kitchen knobs and closet handles and replace them with quirky, true-to-you options. You’re one-of-a-kind and this little detail can make a huge difference.
Anthro, Amazon, and Etsy are great places to shop for new hardware. This is a quick solution and easy to implement. (Just make sure you keep the knobs that came with the space so you can swap them back when you move on.)
Capricorn (December 22 to January 20)
If you’re a Capricorn, you have at least 37 work projects per week, in addition to the 23 personal development projects you’re also embarking on. As such, not having an office is just not an option for you. But if you’re living in a studio or one-bedroom apartment, this can seem impossible to figure out. Plot twist! It’s not, and the solution can be created by transforming a spare closet into a your designated workspace.
Aquarius (January 21 to February 18)
A No-Drill Curtain Rod
An Aquarius needs lots of room for their eccentricity to run wild in, and their living space is no exception. Making a window feel bigger opens up the whole space and a hack to make this possible is hanging up a curtain rod higher than normal. It makes the window feel bigger, and therefore, your entire room space. Good news, too: You don't need a drill or to put a hole in the wall to make your dreamy curtained home a reality--command hooks will do.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Rainfall Shower Head
Pisces, did you know it’s easy to change out your shower head? If the one your rental came with was subpar at best, swapping it for a better, more aesthetic version (rainfall, perhaps?) will amplify your home life times a million.
Being a water sign, focusing on rooms such as your bathroom will bring that ultimate water energy that helps you thrive.