Those who rent a house/apartment, or have rented in past, will understand the struggles that come with the renting life. No pets, no hanging things on the walls and no redecorating are just some of the terms and conditions you may find yourself staring at in the contract.
It’s here when you discover that great conundrum: “how do I make this house feel like my home”? If you are looking for ways to spruce up your rented abode, look no further; we have some tips for you.
We know it’s hard; you wanted to have bright colourful walls in your new house, but are stuck with the classic shade of magnolia – and you can’t go nailing things into the walls to hang pretty prints and pictures up to liven it up. But there is away.
Using adhesive strips can easily attach things – like images – to surfaces without causing any damage to the wall. Having pictures up around the house helps to reignite positive memories, making you feel happier and content – renting doesn’t have to stop this.
Spice up the kitchen
More often than not, you will have tiles in the kitchen, and this arguably the most difficult room in the home to make your own – seeing as you have no control over the cupboards and worktops. Check out the wide range of PVC peel-and-stick tile transfers available. This is an easy and affordable way to transform your kitchen without doing any real home alterations.
Rented accommodation can lack storage, so it’s time to get creative. You can use adhesive strips (like the ones recommended for your pictures) to secure floating shelves around the house to hold some bits.
But for a bigger storage solution, look at having a divan bed; it doubles as both a place to rest your head at night and a great place to keep things. Divan Beds Centre has a range of beds available with fantastic storage solutions.
Green is the colour
Filling your house with a variety of plants have an abundance of benefits. Not only do they fill the room with colour and scents, but they also great for boosting moods. The pros of having indoor plants scattered around the home include:
- Reducing carbon dioxide levels
- Increasing humidity
- Reducing levels pollutants
- Reducing airborne dust levels.
And if you find yourself living in a busy, noisy area, plants have also been found to reduce noise levels by absorbing sound through their stems and wood.
A rug can help bring a room to life and help make a room more cosy and homely – while it’s also the best way to upgrade the flooring. Follow these handy rules on discovering the perfect rug to ensure you find the perfect fit for your room.
When it comes to renting creativity is essential. Don’t feel like you can’t make your house a home; by using a range of accessories and temporary fixtures, you can redesign the entire look.