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Spruce up your rental with these great finds

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 by

Some of our relish in putting a personal touch on our homes. Others… not so much. Rental homes can be more of a challenge because you need to move and redecorate more frequently. However, don’t despair! You don’t have to make do with bland rooms just because you’re renting. There are plenty of easy ways to spruce up your place without any serious renovations.

If you’re looking for some really special items that are a cut above the fare available at Kmart or Target, then you may want to consider Etsy. This online store has everything from artsy crafts and vintage treasures to handmade goods, you’re bound to find something to put a unique touch on any home. Best of all, it’s a great opportunity to buy directly from Australian craftspeople and support local business!

Whether you’ve just moved into a new place or you know someone who has and you’re looking for a great housewarming present, we’re here to help! We’ve rustled up the cream of the crop of Aussie shops selling homewares and home décor on Etsy. You may just find your next personal heirloom.

Stylistically Yours

When you’re moving around a lot, it can be nice to come home to some consistency and a door mat is a great place to start. Adelaide store Stylistically Yours has dozens of doormat designs to choose from, including ones for pet lovers, newlyweds and pop culture fans. You can even get some personalized with your household name!

Welds and Wood Co

For those of us who like to be surrounded by greenery, now’s your chance to show off your plants in style! Based in Perth, Welds and Wood Co have a range of beautiful, minimalist plant stands and side tables that will help you show off pots of all sizes.

Pro tip: If you’re looking for a plant that thrives in low light and doesn’t need much attention, try Devil’s Ivy.

Do Up Shop

Want to jazz up your bathroom or kitchen? The Do Up Shop in Melbourne has hundreds of truly unique door knobs and handles that will make a big difference to the look of your cabinets. From kitschy vintage to ultra-modern and everything in between, this shop has every kind of handle you could dream of. There’s even novelty handles in the shape of whales and teddies, which would be great for kid’s wardrobes.

Pro tip: Be sure to keep ahold of the original door knobs and cabinet hardware, as you landlord may expect you to switch it back once you move out.

AJ Wallpapers

With thousands of designs to choose from, Melbourne-based AJ Wallpapers has got you covered for any kind of wall décor your heart could desire. From subtle marble textures to vivid graffiti walls and everything in between, the store caters to all tastes. Best of all, these self-adhesive wallpapers are removable, so you should be able to spruce up your walls without any complaints from the landlord.

The Felting Dorcas

If you’ve got little ones in your home, then one of these adorable mobiles from The Felting Dorcas would make a great addition to any nursery. There’s a wide variety of colour schemes available, plus other decors like garlands and mats, too! If you’re feeling a little crafty yourself, this Melbourne-based shop also sells felt ball supplies.

Mesmerizing Blue

Most rentals have walls that are painted white or other neutral tones. If you’re looking for a burst of colour that doesn’t have to be attached to the wall, why not try a statement lampshade? Perth store Mesmerizing Blue has nearly a hundred different designs for handmade lampshades in a variety of sizes. Not only will your lamp look great, but it will also add some ambient lighting to any room.

Hodi Home Décor

For those with more eclectic tastes, Hodi Home Décor on the Sunshine Coast has got a great range of statement pieces, including golden skull make up brush holders and neon rhinoceros wall mounts! If you like your décor a little bit macabre with a modern twist, this store will be right up your alley.

Frayed Knots Studio

If you prefer your décor to be a little more cosy and bohemian, then Frayed Knots Studio in Queensland has some gorgeous macramé wall hangings in a variety of colours and designs (plus some plant hangers, too!). The superb craftsmanship on these pieces is clear – some couples have even had arches created for their weddings.

Pro tip: No matter what you’re hanging, make sure you’re using a wall-safe solution such as Velcro-style hanging strips. In most rental properties, drilling into the wall is a big no-no.

Internode can help you with your next move

Not matter what your taste in home décor, one thing’s for certain: your broadband connection is a vital part of your household, so don’t forget to take it with you on your next move! Our dedicated Movers Team is ready to help you get your Internode broadband connection from A to B. Moving home with us has heaps of benefits:

  • Keep your home phone number^ and Internode email address
  • Waived broadband contract break fees when you relocate
  • Flexible, no-lock in contracts available
  • Awesome customer service

^Not available for all carriers.

Just give us a call on 1300 308 490 and we’ll help you get connected at your new place.

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