Although you may not own the property that you live in, you always want it to feel like your own space. As a renter, this can be challenging, as you have to stick to the rules that come with renting. Here’s a list of tips to help make your rental feel like a home.
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Add Lots Of Plants
Greenery can bring a lot of life to a room. They can brighten up your house and add warmth. They also have the added benefit of removing toxins and cleaning the air around them.
You don’t need to have a green thumb to get your indoor plants to flourish, as there is plenty of low-maintenance greenery out there. For example:
- Snake plants. These filter out nasty chemicals and can survive in almost all conditions
- Draceana plants. These can cope with changing indoor temperatures and lighting.
- Rubber trees. These remove carbon dioxide from the air and tolerate a lack of care.
Invest In Furniture That Has Added Storage
Whether in studios or 3 bedroom apartments, renters always need more space. Buying furniture that has built-in storage is a great way to stow away extras that don’t have a place in your home.
You could consider using coffee tables and footstools that have hidden storage for that extra room. Cabinets can provide more closed-off storage, and you can even find bed frames that include storage under the mattress or on the sides.
Rugs are a great accessory if you aren’t happy with the flooring that your rental has. They are also useful for adding your own decoration to a room. Depending on what you need, rugs can add color and personality, or could relax the room, or hide an ugly carpet.
A large rug in the lounge can add seating on the floor and create a warmer feeling in the room. If you need color, then a Persian rug can be a great way to bring a room to life.
Make good use of lamps. Whether it’s a large, free-standing lamp in the lounge or smaller lights in the bedroom, these can create character for any room. Keep larger lamps in the corners of a room to prevent the disruption of moving from one room to another.
Anything that doesn’t have to be attached to a wall or needs external sources to help it stand is freestanding furniture that you can add to your home. It’s a worthwhile purchase, as it can be taken to wherever you live next.
Decorative ladders are handy in the bathroom to hang towels. Bookshelves and cube inits are useful for displaying art and storing your belongings. A rolling kitchen bench is a good idea if you need more bench space when cooking.
Pick Your Favorite Bedding
Bring some color to your bedroom with a lively duvet cover, add extra display pillows, and pick bedding that will personalize your bedroom. Bedding can also be a good way to bring some texture into your bedroom decor.