Rental property, how to make a house a home
Would you choose a rental property over a mortgage? With house prices at an all time high, it’s no surprise the millennial generation have been dubbed ‘generation rent’. It’s hard to get a foot on the property ladder and this has lead to more people turning to renting. For many, renting isn’t necessarily the issue. It can be the lack of control over the property and not being able to make a house feel like home. Fear not, there are ways you can make a rental property feel personalised without upsetting your landlord or affecting your deposit.
Display your memories
Nothing says home like personal pictures of family, loved ones or a favourite piece of art. Thankfully you can hang to your hearts’ content with ‘no damage’ wall hangers. These really are the greatest invention for a rental property, helping to leave your deposit secure and intact. Another way to personalise your space is to display anything that helps to tell a story of you. It could be something you picked up on your trip to sunny Spain, or a gift that makes you smile. Either way, dust it off, get it out and enjoy a trip down memory lane.
Bring in bold colours to your rental property
White walls are a common occurrence in rental properties. They can leave you feeling a little bleak, and when painting isn’t an option, accessories will be your best friend. Whatever your style, be confident in print, rich bold colours and textures. Go for a big rug, miss-matching cushions and detailed lampshades. Light is a great way to create an ambient space, so go for floor lamps with a dimmer switch or touch side lamps.
Urban jungle, the latest house trend
Bringing the outside in has always been favored by interior experts, but now we’re seeing a rise in the humble houseplant, cactus and general greenery. Not only do plants help to purify the air, they also help to add a natural, comforting feeling to any space. Add in detailed pots and colourful plant hangers, and you can create a place of natural charm and colour in no time.
There really are so many options to help make a rental property feel like home, just make sure you check with your landlord before making any big changes!
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