Inject style, personality and comfort into your rented home, whatever your style or budget.
You've got the keys from your landlord, moved into your new home, and the boxes are unpacked. Now you want to put your stamp on the place, but how do you do this when you can't paint the walls, refurbish the kitchen or replace the old, tired flooring?
And can you really live with magnolia walls? What about those outdated kitchen cupboards? Not to mention the tattered lampshades, old sofa and sparse furniture...
In this invaluable book, award-winning interiors blogger Medina Grillo shares her favourite tips, tricks and DIY projects for transforming a rented space. Discover ways to add a splash of colour with removable wallpaper, learn how to hang artworks without damaging the walls, and turn your hand to upcycling those furniture bargains you picked up at the flea market.
With chapters covering all aspects of the home, from walls, flooring and lighting to storage and accessories, HOME SWEET (RENTED) HOME will enable every reader to make their house feel like home, whether they are a DIY expert or have never before lifted a paintbrush.
Filled with photography and illustrations, it is the perfect read for any renter looking to live in a beautiful and stylish home.
While it's a must-read for renters, anyone who wants to update their schemes easily and affordably should have a flick. ... There seems to be no end of resourceful, affordable and creative ideas - Sophie Robinson
We are completely and utterly in awe of the fabulous Medina of Grillo Designs, creative and DIY talent. With the ability to transform even the most unremarkable space into the extraordinary, Medina's DIY skills are so inspiring - Rockett St George
If you're struggling with DIY or upcycling and have no idea where to start, Grillo has some great tips - Domino magazine
So many useful tips in here - this is so different to most other books out there! - Alex Stedman, The Frugality
Medina Grillo is the voice behind the blog Grillo Designs, where she shares creative and affordable ways to decorate your home with a DIY approach. The blog has gained a large readership over the years and has won some prestigious awards, including the 2017 Best DIY and Home Improvement Blog by Amara, and the Domino magazine's Pinner's Choice Award 2017. Her DIY tutorials have been featured in a variety of both online and print publications, such as Real Homes, Make It Yours, Apartment Therapy and the Telegraph. Her goal is to inspire creativity and her tagline is: "Just your average renter, making a house a home!"