I’m an interiors whizz but live in rented flats – tricks to make your home chic without your landlord ever knowing

AN INTERIOR’S pro shared with us the nifty changes she’s made to her home to spruce it up.

And the best part is that your landlord didn’t know about it because all changes could be completely undone.

Interior designer Camille told us about the ingenious changes she made to her home to spruce it up


Interior designer Camille told us about the ingenious changes she made to her home to spruce it upPhoto credit: TikTok/@camillelenore
Camille's landlord was none the wiser as all the changes were completely reversible


Camille’s landlord was none the wiser as all the changes were completely reversiblePhoto credit: TikTok/@camillelenore

Camillie Lenora shared her tips in a TikTok video online.

She said: “This video is for renters only. Landlords disappear. Here are some simple updates you can make to your rental that your landlord shouldn’t even notice after you move out.”

One of the easiest changes Camille made was to the knobs on her kitchen cabinet.

She said, “One of my favorite updates is changing the knobs.” However, I want to stress that you shouldn’t lose the original knobs that your flat came with. Keep all these things in a place you will not forget and will not lose.”

Another small but clever change is to cover up light switches.

Camille said: “The same goes for light switch covers. Feel free to get a fun cover that suits your personality. Light switch covers are typically attached with just two screws, making replacement and reinstallation easy.”

In her kitchen, Camille added self-adhesive checkerboard tiles.

She said: “On my previous rent I was peeling and pasting tiles in my kitchen and when I moved out my landlord had no idea. And see how much it upgraded the room! So cute.”

You also have the option to swap out the lampshades if they don’t match your aesthetic.


Camille said: “If you have wall lights, changing the shade is easy too. Specifically for my scones this literally required no hardware so it was very easy and I just kept the original shades in a safe place.”

Finally, Camillie says she never follows the no-nails rule.

She said: “That last one might be a little controversial, so feel free to ignore me, but landlords who won’t let you drive a single nail in the wall are so nasty.”

“I’ve never heard that before. I only use nails anyway because nail holes are actually quite easy to cover up. All you really need is shine and the same color as the wall.”

Camille’s video has been viewed over 470,000 times online.

Many renters reported the adjustments they made to their homes.

Just like her experiences with difficult landlords.

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One user asked, “Are landlords allowed to paint the walls and what not? Or not and you just paint them back the color they were b4?”

Another said: “In my last apartment there was a command no rule like: ‘WHAT?’ Obviously I ignored it.”

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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