What a bright and cheery place you had there. Couldn't you decorate your UK room in a similar way?
My sewing room in the UK is half the size, so it is somewhat crowded, with supplies stacked all over :) The UK is very sticky about rental houses, what you may and may not do to them, I kid you not, they take note of each and every picture hook that should be there, and prefer no extras. It takes HOURS to do the walk through before you move in!!