You can’t wait to make your new space feel like your own, but it’s hard to know where to begin, especially if there are rental agreements in place. But with proper organization and some tweaks, your rental won’t feel like a rental anymore!
Just make sure you don’t violate any rental agreements – talk to your landlord if you have any questions!
Change your wall color
If your rental agreement permits, the first thing you should do is repaint your walls! A light, neutral color makes a great impact in opening up indoor spaces, making it appear bigger than they are. White, cream, pewter, mauve or gray are all great choices to begin with. Neutral colors are great for making a room feel brighter, plus they make a great base in case you want to add furnishings to your wall.
Not only that – without the distraction of bright colors or patterns, it will be easier for you to relax and wind down in your apartment!
Add your personality to your decors
One of the best ways to make a space feel like your own is by decorating with pieces that scream YOU. Add accent pieces of your favorite color or frame and hang your favorite photos of family, friends and memories!
Focus on areas that give you comfort and relaxation. If you love watching tv shows and movies in the living room, get a comfortable couch (could be thrifted!), soft pillows then add some candles with your favorite scents to complete the package!
Check the lighting
Check the lighting of your rented apartment. Is it too harsh? Is it too dim? The right lighting can make a whole lot of difference. It also depends on the room and your personal needs. You don’t want a bright lighting in your bedroom when you’re trying to wind down, but that’s probably what you need for your work from home area.
So change the lighting according to your needs – go for statement lighting fixtures to add to your apartment’s aesthetic!
Breathe in some life to your living space by adding houseplants! Plants will not only make the area more lively and inviting, it also helps freshen up the indoor air. Go for low-maintenance plants to begin with!
Say no to clutter
Any living space, rented or not, won’t feel like home if you go home to a lot of clutter. You won’t be able to fully relax with all the mess around. The key to keeping your home clutter-free is proper organization.
Work on de-cluttering, then work from there. Shelves, stackable storage boxes and under-the-bed storage are great investments!
Follow these tips to make your rented apartment feel like home!