A renter’s life often swings between ‘Making the house feel homely’ & ‘What if I have to shift soon’. Never mind! There are many ways in that are balanced, do not dig a deep hole into your deposits & transform your rental into a cozy, gorgeous & lively abode.
Keep your chin up, this does not necessarily be expensive. Remember ‘Even the hardest puzzles have a solution.’ 🙂
1. Paint one wall
Yes, we understand that repainting the entire room or house would be a costly affair & a ‘too soon to commit’ situation considering the uncertainty attached to a rented home.
No worries! You can dress up your home in a classy and sophisticated way if you just paint one wall in the room or in other words use an ‘Accent wall’. Pick a unique color, brightness or texture for the accent wall. If the entire room is in lighter tones a single wall painted in turquoise, teal or cobalt blue is going to add extraordinary glamour & charm to the room.
2. Vibrant statement furnishing
The accent wall is an easy & obvious option but in case painting a wall bright is not feasible in a rented home or you are keen on spending for things that are long lasting, invest in vibrant furnishings. Based on your priority & comfort select which item would you prefer to invest in ex. Sofa set, side tables, beds, dining tables, a designer dressing or wardrobes. It’s completely okay to go slow & create your ideal home in bits & pieces.
A magenta boss chair in front of a neutral wall or a bright yellow side-table can instantly warm up the ambiance.
You might already be having few statement possessions with sentimental values, consider renovating them. For example, your grandmother’s cushion chair can be completely transformed with a vibrant floral printed fabric. Also, there are so many bright & artistic furnishing pieces are available in the market. Exploring them itself is a pleasure 🙂
3. Art & Decor
Sadly, there is no other way to put this: A Tenant rarely has the freedom to do whatever he wants to do with the rented house. The good news is this does not stop one to transform his space according to his personality & unique ideas. A place called ‘Home’ is incomplete without some art & handpicked decor which reflects you.
“Holes in the wall” is often a reason for your deposit cuts or tussle with the landlord (If not, yayy you are one lucky fellow) When it comes to wall art or paintings. Don’t worry! Following are some clever ways to avoid or limit them:
Use a shelf or table to showcase your paintings
Opt for stick and peel wall papers or wall stickers instead
A picture hanging strip can hold the wall frames perfectly
Use adhesive wall hooks for hanging purposes instead of drilling the wall
If you want to add photo frames You can opt for a hanging picture display that needs one hole and will showcase multiple pictures.
Additionally, add some exclusive art pieces, figurines, vases, rugs, light fixtures (Removable) for a personal and warm vibe & to feel at home. If you have a tiny place use contemporary mirrors to create an illusion of a bigger space & to enhance home aesthetics.
4. Prettify your bathroom
A clutter-free bathroom is essential for a soothing bath time also an impressive bathroom creates a positive impact on your home.
Collect & group all the bathing essentials & cosmetics together and put them in attractive baskets.
Install a modern & stylish vanity & try to hide not so good looking items & tools.
Add one or two small indoor plants or succulents with quirky planters.
Invest in a classy washable shower curtain. Vinyl curtains are a good idea which keeps the water in the shower & not on the floor. They also dry quickly.
Use a big cozy & cute bathroom mat to add glamour to your bathroom.
Use some quirky and humorous washroom poster quotes. Tada! It brings a smile 🙂
If the bathroom walls are messy & stains are permanent use a temporary stick and peel printed wall-paper or tile.
Buy & Install a new shelf or use an old one to keep fresh flowers, books & not to forget aroma candles.