Living in a rental can be really practical if you don’t have a big family or if you’re moving a lot, either for work or just because you’re adventurous.
It can be tricky to make a place feel like home when you don’t have the freedom to make as many changes as you want like if you owned a house.
Worry no more:
These six ideas will help you make your rental space feel super homey!
“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
Update with Fabrics
Fabrics can be used in a variety of ways - you can use them to update your headboard, to hang up curtains, to create an accent wall, or to make a nice frame for a piece of artwork…there are really numerous ideas you can go for!
Even more than that:
You can even make a fabric backsplash for your rental kitchen! It’s easy to put together and to take it down when you need to move out.
Peel-and-Stick Wall Coverings
These peel-and-stick wall coverings have three huge benefits:
- They’re removable
- They’re repositionable
- They’re reusable
You can find these self-adhesive wallpaper options in all sorts of styles, sizes, colors, and patterns. This is an idea you can get really creative with!
Invest in Movable Furniture
Movable furniture will make your life easy in a rental home. They’re perfect for giving you have more storage and more surfaces to work with, and at the same time, they won’t be in the way if you’re dealing with a small space. You simply move it around whenever you need to - without any effort!
Following up that movable furniture idea, the temporary transitions are also a standout in rentals! They’ll help create division and privacy between rooms, and you can go with several types of dividers:
- Partial partitions
- Console tables
Plus, you can use some elements to define spaces with different purposes too, such as:
- Standing Lamps
- Hanging light fixtures
We all love a pretty floating shelf, so what you need to do in a rental is make it even more special by adding something unique. In the case above, the unique element is the black geometrical support for the shelf. That’s a smart move that’ll bring both style and character to your rental home decor.
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If you’ve rented a place that already has cabinets, it’s easy to find yourself lacking the space for everything you need to put away. And, as with most of the ideas we’re giving you, there are several ways to maximize the space of your cabinets! You can accomplish this by adding compartmentalized organizers in your drawers, using back-of-the-doors racks, or using turntables.
Some More Ideas
With that has been said, you can already start creating a beautiful home for you and your family. However, to finish it all off with major style, here are a couple more simple ideas that can make your rental a true home:
- Add living color with plants, either by cultivating a countertop herb garden or cascading spider plants in front of a window
- Get interesting underfoot, meaning: find a cool and unique rug to give the place a better mood
- Hang lots of mirrors - they will help make the place look bigger and brighter
- Command hooks in bathrooms and kitchens can make life so much easier
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