We informed our landlord we wanted to redecorate and she said fine although no details were discussed. Majority of the walls in two rooms were magnolia apart from alcoves which were dark red and one feature wall with red flowery wallpaper. The wallpaper also went up the stairs below the picture rail and we felt made the place a bit dark.
We have painted the flowery feature walls magnolia and changed the alcoves to a light beige so its really neutral.
Landlord recently came over and was unhappy we ‘changed the style’. As its actually more neutral I was shocked at her reaction. Because its so plain its clearly not her taste.
When moving out will she have a right to expect us to re-paper the walls and put the red paint back? She isn’t using an agency so I am concerned we could have a battle with the deposit. Apart from the cost if we cant get the same wallpaper what then? She chooses one and we have to put it up?
As we have done it tastefully and so neutral I thought it would be fine but what are our rights here?