Renting is becoming increasingly prevalent these days, especially among young people and those who live in metropolitan areas. After all, renting allows you to try out a new neighborhood, avoid soaring house prices, and move out at a moment’s notice (or 60 days). However, these rented accommodation frequently lack the warm, lived-in feel of more permanent residences. All it takes is a bit of your creative style to transform any space into a home. Here are 20 easy ways to make a rental more appealing.
We’ve all spent a lot more time at home with Covid, staring at our naked walls! It might be challenging to make a rental property seem like a home or make any home changes without violating the conditions of your rental agreement. Fortunately, there are several easy, non-permanent ways to add a little individuality and flair to your rental property without breaking the bank.
1. Use a lot of plants
Greenery can breathe new vitality into space. The plant provides warmth and light to your home. They may also benefit from eliminating pollutants from the environment and purifying the air around them.
You don’t need a green thumb to keep your indoor plants alive; there’s plenty of low-maintenance flora available. Consider the following scenario:
Snake plants – can filter out harmful pollutants and can thrive in nearly any environment.
Dracaena plants – can adapt to changes in temperature and illumination in the home.
Rubber trees — absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and withstand neglect.
2. Colors should be complementary
Picking colors that go well together and keeping them as a primary theme is the most excellent approach to make a space seem cohesive. You won’t be able to paint the walls or replace the carpeting or flooring in your rental home. However, you may give a space a “complete” sense by adding complementary color accents to the objects you can control, such as curtains, picture frames, candles, or carpets.
3. Don’t forget to include the sentimental
Whether it’s a cherished side table or a framed portrait of your dog, everyone has those things that make them feel at ease. It may sound self-evident, but the quickest way to make any place seem “yours” is to include items that you genuinely enjoy.
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4. Detachable wall decals
Wall stickers are a renter’s best friend. Removable, leaving no traces on your walls, and a simple way to personalize a space. Stickers make it simple to create a feature wall that stands out and appears to be painted. They’re also fantastic in children’s rooms!
5. Cushions, carpets, and throws
Layering is the simplest method to make a space appear fascinating. Pile up cushions of various patterns, textures, and sizes to make your couch, chair, or bed look cozy and soothing. A large, soft rug may hide dingy, damaged carpets or squeaky flooring.
6. It all comes down to the lighting
Under insufficient lighting, even the most well-styled space will appear flat. Don’t rely solely on ceiling lights for illumination. To give a warm look, you can use floor lamps, table lamps, and even candles. Utilize the natural light you have by reflecting it around the room with mirrors. Playing with different brightnesses is also a fantastic idea.
A few well-placed decorations and objet d’art (if you want to get fancy) may serve as conversation starters and fascinating focus points. ‘Interesting accessories don’t have to be expensive; try searching antique markets or charity stores for one-of-a-kind pieces with a story to tell.
8. Create a storage system
Modular storage is ideal for leased homes since they can be customized to fit any size or shape room and are simple to remove after a tenancy. An open design like this allows you to show off all of your favorite belongings while also adding individuality to your house.
9. Furniture that stands alone
Free-standing furniture is anything that doesn’t need to be linked to a wall or rely on external sources to stay upright. It’s a good investment because ladders can move it to wherever you reside next.
In the bathroom, decorative ladders help hang towels, and bookshelves and cube units help display art and store your stuff. If you need additional bench space when cooking, a movable kitchen bench is an excellent option.
10. Decorate the furnishings you already have
Sometimes you only need to freshen up what you already have. Consider repainting or redecorating existing furniture. It will give the property a fresh vibe without the need to buy new furnishings. Make sure you don’t harm or affect the property by moving or decorating existing furnishings.
If in your house you have a room that tends on dreary days to feel dark and dull, put in a few mirrors that alter your area. You don’t even need to hang them – lean them against the wall, dress them up, or put on a cloak, and the room will get enough of light, mainly if they hang up from a window through which natural light may flow.
12. Off the wall
Paint or wallpaper is generally the obvious choice when decorating your interior walls, but living in a leased house forces you to think outside the box.
Wall stickers are becoming a more popular method to add a fun touch to your home without causing damage to the paintwork underneath. Check any package to ensure that the stickers are entirely removable, and try them in a non-obtrusive location before putting them on the entire wall.
Be proud of your living quarters and treat your home as if it were your own. It will only enhance your reputation as a renter and benefit you in the future with a solid rental history. Taking care of your house reduces your chances of losing your bond when it comes time to move out.
Concentrate your investments on items you can manage, and that can be transported to anywhere you may need to go in the future.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.