Let’s talk today about decorating rentals.
Today, over 35 percent of the population rents their homes, which means that there are around 45 million renters in the US. When it comes to renting, one of the most common problems that renters struggle with is making their rental property look and feel like home.
Landlords often put sanctions on what tenants can and cannot do to a property, which means that when it comes to making a rental property feel like home, it can seem almost impossible. Tenants may not own their home, but it’s still their home, which means that it needs to be decorated in a way that creates a personal, as well as stylish, look and feel.
When it comes to making a rental property look and feel like home, it’s easier to do than most tenants realize, it’s just a case of thinking outside of the box, that’s all.
The walls may not be able to be painted, but that doesn’t mean that a personal look and feel can’t be created. One option is to create an accent wall with a selection of photo frames of different sizes and styles. This is a great way to personalize the space as it adds a little extra style, just make sure to pick photo frames that match the wall color and the rest of the decor, so that they don’t clash.
Another option for creating an accent wall to add style and personality to a rented room is to use contact paper. The fantastic thing about contact paper is that it can be used like wallpaper but is easier to remove should you move out and doesn’t damage the paint or wallpaper underneath it. Plus, it’s super cheap compared to wallpaper, which makes it ideal for anyone on a budget.
A lot of renters chooser to personalize their homes by using furniture and soft furnishings creatively. By choosing a different furniture style for each room, it’s easy to add personality and style to a space. As for the soft furnishings, these can be bought from local home stores, or to create an even more personalized space, many renters are using prestigious fabrics to create their own curtains, throw cushions, blankets, and even sofa covers. Believe it or not, soft furnishings can have a big impact on the look and feel of a space.
When it comes to creating a certain vibe, a lot of renters choose to use accessories like lampshades, bunting, candles, coasters, table lamps, etc. to change up the look and feel of a room in rented accommodation. It’s amazing how much difference a selection of carefully picked out pieces can make to the look and feel of a rented home, especially when a certain style is used to decorate each room.
Personalizing a rented property is actually much easier than people think, it’s just a case of taking a creative approach. Admittedly, features like the paintwork and flooring may not be able to be changed, but that doesn’t mean that a rented property can’t be personalized or made to feel like home.