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Ideas for Decorating Your Rental Apartment or Home

Tips for Decorating a Rental to Make it Feel Like Home

Congratulations on finding your new home. Whether you’re on a temporary assignment, or hope to stay in place for years, these rental-friendly items will help your house feel more like your home. These innovative products can help you whether you’re decorating a small apartment or one of the Fayetteville homes for rent.

Your landlord hopes that you enjoy the home and can take pride in your new space, but they also want the home to be returned to them in great condition (see your lease terms for details on what is or is not allowed for your personal situation). These rental decorating ideas and organizing ideas ensure you make the most out of your new space.

Ideas for Decorating Your Rental Apartment or Home
Decorate a Rental Apartment or Home

Since renters may be in multiple locations over time, they may want to be sure they have furniture that is versatile enough to fit into multiple spaces. Consider purchasing big items in neutral colors and finishes (like sofas, tables, and beds). It’s easy to use bold colors in accessory choices to update for seasons and changing styles.


Smart Rental Home

It’s easy to make a few small updates and simplify some of your everyday chores. Try these products to enjoy the benefits of latest technologies.

Remote Controlled Outlets

These products simply allow you to turn products on and off with a remote control. This particular model includes power buttons to turn all outlets on or off.

Alexa Voice Control

Choose a basic voice control speaker or choose a device that includes a visual display.

Smart Electronics

Invest in Alexa-complatible appliances that can be controlled by voice or use a “smart plug” to add voice control to older electronics.

SONOS Sound System

These wifi enabled speakers can fill your house with music and the wireless setup means that they don’t require any wiring to install. Enjoy music from all your favorite sources. Compatible with Alexa and can be voice controlled!

Electronic Robot Vacuum

Let this robot tackle cleaning your floors for you! Self-docking and charging unit can be programmed or used with Alexa or the Google Assistant.


Easy Solutions – No Tools Required

These smart solutions are easy ways to get more out of your space. Try these innovative products that are ready to organize your spaces. 

Over the Door Pantry Unit

This smart organizer adds storage space and can keep frequently needed items witin easy reach.

Over the Door Hangers

There are lots of different ways to find extra space including these hangers. 

Over the Door Organizers

Over the door shoe hangers are great for shoes or other items around the house. These versatile storage items can be used in bedroom closets (shoes), in the linen closet (first aid supplies), the pantry (snacks and sauces), and more.

Under Shelf Wire Baskets

These wire baskets can be used in the pantry, cupboard, bathroom, closet, laundry area, and even in the refrigerator! Adds organization and extra storage space for your items.


Mount Items with Command Strips 

Hang a huge variety of items with a fully removable command strip! These versatile strips are sturdy and remove easily when you’re ready for change.  Once you realize how easy these are to use, you’ll find uses for them in every room!

SimpliSafe Alarm System

The SimpliSafe alarm system is a great way to increase the security at your home. The setup is wireless and components are installed using command strips (included in your alarm system purchase). SimpliSafe offers live monitoring at competitive rates with no contracts required.


These versatile hooks come in many shapes, sizes, and colors to solve a wide variety of household challenges. Use their damage-free utlity hooks for hanging things like art, mugs, towels, and much more! Heavy duty for coats & curtain rods.

Clear Jewelry Rack 

Easily organize your jewelry with these clear hooks.

Towel Bar

Add a hand towel within easy reach of your sinks.

Floating Wall Ledges

Store and display up to 5 pounds of art and memorabilia on these floating ledges.


Use Shelf Risers

Risers can be used in most rooms where you have deep storage options available. Risers allow you to store lesser used items under the shelf, and raise items in the back so they are visible.

Clear Acrylic Risers

Let your collection steal the spotlight with these clear risers that always blend right in.

3-tier Spice Rack

This will help you see all the spices in your cupboard with a quick glance. Before we bought this, we had 4 jars of basil!

Verstatile Wire Shelf

Use this in pantry with staples, or in the cupboard with dishware and glassware, or even in a bathroom cabinet.

Expandable Shelf Organizer

This shelf organizer will expand to help you corral things with as much extra shelf space as possible.


Customize the Closets

Even a few small touches can have a big impact in your home. Make sure your closets are best set up for your life with these innovative solutions.

Use Shelf Dividers

This simple addition to a closet helps to keep your items in place.

Hanging Closet Storage

Use these versatile closet organizers to allow you to customize your closets to best fit your storage needs.


Bring Your Own Decor

Living in a rental means that you’ll be living with a lot of design choices that were made by your landlord. However, a few key touches of your decor can elevate the style of a space instantly!

Organize & Display Items with Decorative Trays

Showcase your favorite items while keeping them organized and easy to transport with decorative trays. There are styles to fit most types of decor.

Bar / Coffee Cart 

Add extra storage that can move from room to room with a wheeled bar cart! This design has 3 shelves to allow storage of glassware, tools, and your collection.

Stylish Rugs

Rugs are the perfect way to energize a space – either indoors or outdoors! Get your measurements and find the perfect one for your home’s style.

Throw Blankets

Make sure that everyone in the room stays cozy with a snuggly blanket that works well on it’s own or in front of the fireplace.

Lamps & Lighting

A room’s lighting can have a major impact on the overall look of a space. Add floor and table lamps to your favorite spaces and notice how much more cozy the space can feel!

Line Shelves with Contact Paper

Choose a lively shade of contact paper and line your drawers and cabinets to make the spaces feel fresh.


Add Personal Special Touches

Finally make sure that you add special touches that are going to make you feel at home. The items below are some ideas that may help to acclimate to a new home in record time!

Use a HEPA Air Purifier

For homes in pollen zones like North Carolina, an air purifier is an essential household item during Spring and Fall pollen seasons. It’s nice to also know that your air is purified year round and can help if nearby neighbor’s food smells are entering your home.

Add a Spa-Quality Bath Mat

A bath mat will help prevent slippery floors after bathing, and the soft feel of this memory foam mat will feel great under your feet. Available in multiple sizes and colors.

Add a Welcome Mat

Make the first step into your home a memorable one with a stylish doormat (that will also help keep dirt from tracking all over your house).

Add a Rope Storage Basket

This beautiful rope storage basket is a welcome addition to any room. Store pillows, linens, toys, laundry, or many other items in these versatile baskets.


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Please refer to your lease contract to confirm the terms of your own lease. The items suggested above are meant as a general guide and may not be relevant for all renters.


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Fayetteville NC and Fort Bragg Area Resources

Whether you are new to the Fayetteville / Fort Bragg NC area or simply want to get to know the area better, these resources can help.

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Fayetteville NC Moving into New House

Moving Resources

Congratulations on your move to a new home! Whether this is a local move or a big international change, there are a lot of things you can do to ensure an easy transition. These resources can help.

Fayetteville NC Moving into New House
Fayetteville NC – Moving into New House

Moving Services

Figure out how you are going to handle your move. You may choose to DIY (do-it-yourself) to save some money, or hire a full service moving company to save some time. Either way, start the planning as soon as possible so that you are ready for moving day.

Long Distance Moves

    • Pack a Container: services like UPack will deliver empty moving equipment for you to load (you get 3 business days to load it up, then they drive the container to your new place where you unload the container)
    • Rent a Moving Truck: companies like Budget Truck Rental and U-Haul offer local or long distance moving truck rentals
    • Hire a Moving Service

Local Moves

    • Pack a Container: companies like SpareFoot offer portable storage containers for moving or extra storage
    • Rent a Moving Truck: companies like Home Depot and U-Haul offer vans and trucks for local moves
    • Hire a Moving Service

You may not need to purchase any packing supplies if you hire a full service mover, but if you are doing any part of the moving yourself, you’ll need to have moving and packing supplies on hand. These may include hand trucks, moving boxes, tape, markers to label the box contents, protective materials / blankets, straps, and a heavy duty padlock for containers / trucks. 

Moving Supplies

Make sure that you are equipped with everything you need for a successful move. You’ll need a variety of boxes in different weights and sizes, a labeling system, tape, box cutters, packing material, and at least a couple of people to help. It’s also a good idea to keep a standard tool set around to help solve any surprises. Go the extra step and pack a cooler with snacks and drinks to keep you fueled throughout the day.

Transfer Your Utilities & Services

Make sure you make arrangements to turn off (or transfer) your utilities at your old home, and have the utilities turned on at your new home. This may include things like:

    • Utilities: power / electricity, gas, water, television / cable, internet, home / landline phone, mobile phone, trash service
    • Other Services: lawn maintentance, pest / termite control, security / alarm monitoring, newspaper delivery & subscriptions


Personal Information Updates

You’ll need to update all of your personal accounts with your new address. Here are some of the most common accounts to update after a move:

    • Bank accounts: Update your bank account with your new address and order new checks that reflect your new address. 
    • Insurance: update all of your insurance products (health, renters, auto, life, umbrella, business, etc) before you move so that you will not have any gaps in coverage
    • Mailing address: Submit a change of address form to to ensure your mail arrives at your new address
    • Veteran’s Administration: Update your address and contact informtion online at
    • Voting Registration: Register online at to vote at your new address 


Note that the information listed above is intended as a general reference / guide and may not include everything for your personal situation. 


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+1 (910) 867-7156

616 N Reilly Road, Suite 102, Fayetteville, NC  28303 (c) 2022
Member, Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce


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At this moment, all APARTMENT RENTAL UNITS are occupied and we do not have any apartment units available to show.

Please call for information about upcoming Apartment Rental availability in the Fayetteville and Fort Bragg areas.





Daniels Real Estate

+1 (910) 867-7156

616 N Reilly Road, Suite 102, Fayetteville, North Carolina  28303 (c) 2022
Member, Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce