A recent survey says 40% of Britons now rent rather than buy. But that doesn’t mean your interiors have to be bland. The home most of us dream of – spacious rooms filled with natural light and expertly chosen designer furniture – is looking likely to stay just that for now: a dream. With 50% of UK renters feeling pessimistic about ever owning a property, the current reality is likely to be scruffy white walls, fake laminate flooring and unflattering halogen lighting.
However, you don’t have to live in a dull box. We asked interior designer and stylist Marie Nichols (marienichols.co.uk) for her tips on how to decorate your rented space without jeopardising your deposit.