How to feel at home in a rental in 3 easy steps April 25, 2018 – Posted in: Design, General, Uncategorized – Tags: , , , , ,

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Although renting a home, flat or townhouse is cost-efficient and affords freedom through minimum commitment, the challenge many renters face is the struggle to put a personal touch on the space. It is, however, possible to make your rental feel like home with a few easy and inexpensive temporary customizations. Here are three tips and tricks to turn your rental into more than just a livable space; into a home.

1. Curtains, rugs, sofas, throws and wallpaper: Renting, for the most part, often means that you are not able to change the flooring, paint the walls remove features you don’t love. The easiest way to overcome this challenge is to cover the things you hate with things you love. Cover unattractive flooring with beautiful rugs; choose unique removable wallpaper if you aren’t happy with the paint job; and fill your space with beautiful sofas, curtains, and throws that reflect your personal style. Hint: carefully curated lighting can make all the difference.

2. It’s all about the aesthetic: It is important to consider the aesthetics of the space you are renting when it comes to applying your personal touch. For example, reflect on the era the house or apartment was built in and choose decor that compliments rather than clashes with this particular aesthetic. Additionally, be sure to add contemporary pieces that reflect your personal style to bring the look and feel of the space together to ensure that homely feel.

3. Personal items: Although it may seem obvious, incorporating your personal belongings into your space is the easiest way to make your rental feel like a home. Start by unpacking all your boxes – leaving items boxed up will only make it seem as if you do not truly consider where you are living to be your home. Display your books, hang paintings and artwork, exhibit accessories and photos, and decorate your fridge with magnets, shopping lists and mementos.