This was one of my previous rental properties, where I didn't have the freedom to paint the walls, put in any nails or change the decor. You can see that it's still possible to add your own style, colours and finishes though. To achieve the look I wanted (on a shoestring) - I hand-made cushions and modified some Ikea furniture. For example - I painted the basic pine chest of drawers white and added my own handles to add a spot of colour. The same with the dining table - painting the legs white and adding a runner made a huge difference to the overall look. Little ideas like that sometimes make a big difference to add a splash of individuality.