How to Make Your Rental Apartment Your Own
Being a renter doesn’t mean that you need to wash out your personality and stick to a generic, impersonal décor style. Here are a few ways to spice up your space and make it feel like home. Make your Rental Apartment your own with a few simple tips.
- Add a fresh breath of air
Place plants near windows or places with good light and notice how the room comes to life. If you’re unsure whether you can keep a real plant alive, try a faux succulent or a colorful bouquet of higher-quality fake flowers.
- Create a mood
Things like curtains, mirrors, tapestries, and paintings can help create a good mood and allow you to express your true personality. A geometric mirror placed in a well-lit corner can open up the space, and a colorful painting can easily brighten the room. Just ensure you add accents that won’t damage the walls (talk to your landlord).
- Make it cozy
Bring a little bit of coziness to the room by adding pillows, candles, fairy lights, etc. Be creative – stick to a color palette or style in each room or create a little cozy corner in which to escape the world.
- Celebrate every occasion
You don’t have to skip seasonal decoration just because you’re a renter. If there’s extra space in your room, consider adding affordable pieces of furniture, like an ottoman. Alternatively, you can create vertical storage by placing colorful boxes on top of existing furniture. Also, stick to smaller pieces that are easier to install and remove, such as a mini-Christmas tree, pumpkin, etc.
- Honor your best memories
What better way to personalize your rental than by displaying visuals of your best and most significant life moments? You can hang a pinboard on an empty wall and fill it with your favorite pictures. How about a vision board, to visualize your personal dreams and goals? Your imagination is your limit.
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