With the constraints of living in rental accommodation, making space feel completely your own can be hard to achieve. Most agreements don’t allow painted walls, artwork to be hung, or even light fittings to be changed. As a tenant, you can be left feeling disheartened as your choices are limited.
Although tenants may find it difficult to put their own stamp on their rental property, renting shouldn’t stop you from living in the style of home that you desire. Of course, there may be certain restrictions that prevent you from mounting huge art pieces on the walls with a large fixture, or paint each room in garish colour, or retile the bathroom completely, but do not fear. Since the number of renters has increased due to escalating house prices and lack of affordability, the products that cater to renters have had to increase too.
Here are some top tips on how to add character and personality to a blank canvas rented home as a little creativity and some simple updates will help your rented space feel like a perfect home in no time.
- Injecting life into your home can be achieved through bold prints and jazzy patterns that ooze personality. Scatter cushions and chunky throws can make the place seem homelier, with minimal effort and very little extra cost, it’s all about thinking outside the box. One of the easiest ways to make your rooms look inviting is through layering. Cushions, patterns and textures add an extra bit of interest to what may have originally been a plain, lacklustre colour.
- A mirror is a welcome addition to any room, creating a classic finish. However, there is no need to fix it to your wall. The current trend of ‘leaning mirrors’ makes this look achievable without damaging any internal walls as drilled holes are no longer required. Mirrors will help to add to an illusion of space and depth which can often make rooms seem larger than they are.
- Temporary wallpaper is available in a wide range of designs which can help cater to any style, adding as much detail, fun and elegance as you desire. These are a perfect addition to your home without leaving any mess and can be reused on multiple surfaces like wardrobes and bookcases. This is becoming an increasingly popular way to add a playful touch to your home without damaging paintwork underneath. Hanging prints and decorate artwork is another way of adding your personal touch, but as most tenant’s contracts stipulate that walls should not be spoiled, alternatives have been created like a smart picture hanging strips to eliminate damage.
- It is easier than ever before to personalise your rented home without breaking the bank and compromising your tenant agreement with even the smallest, darkest of spaces becoming transformed with the right bit of light. Free-standing lights, updating tired old shades, replacing bulbs or using different candles can add a sense of warmth to your home. Not only does a wealth of light create a spacious airy feel, but ambient lighting can also create a relaxing ambience. RW Invest, property investment specialists based in Liverpool have a plethora of developments across UK hotspots, many of which offer floor to ceiling windows that illuminate the fresh feel of smart, ultra-modern style apartments that provide investors with prosperous returns. So if you’re looking for a new home, London home moving company will be more than happy to help you with the move!
One of the best ways to make your rental property feel like home is to completely make it your own and fill it with things that represent you best. Personal picture frames can create a warm feeling around the property and bring you more joy, ultimately creating the perfect home in which you can relax and unwind in your own surroundings.
IMPORTANT: As you’re renting someone else’s property, it’s ideal to look into some form of tenant insurance. “Why do I need tenants’ insurance?” you ask?
If the worst should happen, say you come home to find you’ve been burgled, the contents of your home and all your prized possessions in case they are stolen or destroyed, will be covered by the insurance company.