As a tenant you may wonder how much you can and should do in a rented property. There are so many different types of rental agreement that there is no one answer that fits all. Regardless of it you are in a privately rented flat or house, council/ housing association or through an estate agent, then you need to check your tenancy to see what the rules and regulations are. If the property is on a long term let them most landlords will allow you to do a certain amount of decorating as long as you ensure it is done to a high standard and is not too out there. If you did want to paint a wall bright pink or black for example then you may need to agree to paint it back to magnolia before you move out.
Some DIY projects such as basic gardening and making furniture to use in your home will not require permission but if you want to remove built in furniture or replace carpets then you should consult the owners first.
Many people who are in rent property do not wan to spend a lot of money on someone else’s home but if the carpets are ok and the décor is not causing any issues then the landlord is unlikely to contribute towards the costs of redecorating.