Living in a rental home can be temporary thing or it can last for years. Either way there’s no reason why you can’t make it comfortable while you’re there. Decorating a home that you don’t own can be a bit tricky; you’re probably not going to be able to paint your walls, install new fixtures or in some cases even use nails but it can be done, and without investing a lot of money.
The good news is we have some tips for tenants and when you’re done it’ll feel a little more like home.
Here are a few tips on decorating a rental space:
-First, get permission. Make some plans ahead of time, visit decorating websites and list the ideas that you think you’d like to try. Present this list to your property manager or landlord and have them sign and date it to avoid future complications.
-If the walls are a bland white visit the Blik website for wall decals or peel-away wallpaper to break up the expanse of endless beige.
-Just because you can’t hammer nails doesn’t mean you can’t hang lightweight items on your walls. Peel away hooks can be a great alternative.
-Another way to add color to your walls is collecting frames at thrift stores and then adding a coat of bright paint to liven then up. Add family photos, pieces of decorative paper or even leave them empty and arrange in a lively and colorful pattern.
-Use accents such as curtains, area rugs and plants to express your personality. These are things you can take with you when you leave. Consignment stores are a great bang for your buck as they have great selection of items and each piece will be unique.
-For a bland kitchen consider changing out the hardware for something more your style. Be sure and keep the old pieces where you can find them so you can switch them out if you want to take them with you.
-Floor and table lamps and candles will make your rooms homier and take attention away from bland walls.
-Area rugs can be another good way to add color and personality, even over existing carpet. For a customized look modular carpet tiles can be assembled just the way you want them.
A leased home doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Adding a little personality will go a long way toward making you and your family feel more at home no matter how long you’re there. National Property Management Group can help you find that home. We specialize in managing property for homeowners who find themselves with property to rent but no experience in management. So our homes are upscale, comfortable and ready for you.