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    A rented space is a decorator's ultimate challenge: How can a home be personalized to suit a family if it's only temporary? In this charming makeover, fresh color and DIY accents are flawlessly coordinated to show how customized a rental home can really be.

    12 photos of the house we rented featured in Better Homes & Gardens 2012



    • Amanda Nix

      This designer-look upholstered chair was found on sale and serves as a classic piece that will travel with the family from home to home:

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      Personalize your rental with fresh color and DIY accents! #living #room

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