If you're renting and are struggling to add some personality to your property, don't worry! A few simple techniques will set you on your way
1. Some landlords allow their walls to be painted a different colour - however, you'll want to check with them first before you splash out on emulsion. When you move out, the walls can be painted back to their original colour, so it shouldn't be a problem.
2. Why not give old or budget furniture some personality with paint? You can even add a pattern with a stencil or by masking off areas with tape.
3. You may not be able to change the position of lighting – you can get around this by investing in lamps, floor lights and add statement pendants to create mood lighting and your own sense of style.
4. If you can't wallpaper, try framing your favourite designs - get samples and display them in mismatched frames which you can find in charity shops and at car boot sales. Why not give trendy hanging frames a go?
Feature by Suzie Sheppard / styling by Sophie Warren-Smith / photos by Olly Gordon