Make your Rental feel like Home
Renting is very popular! You can try different neighborhoods or even different parts of the country.
But renting can sometimes lack the warm, personalized, lived-in feeling that a permanent home can develop. A go-to thought might be color, but most property owners do not allow tenants to wallpaper or paint. In fact, always know your lease as most owners have pretty strict rules regarding what you can change.
But do not fret! Here are some tips to making your space feel like YOUR space.
Adding color and texture with plants can quickly and affordably transform your space into a Home. Houseplants also purify the air so that’s a win-win!
5 “easy to care for” indoor plants to try: Spider Plant, Air Plant, Pothos, Peace Lilly, or Croton all make beautiful additions to your space. (PLEASE NOTE: If you have pets, always research any plant you introduce into your pet’s environment to ensure the plant is safe for your pet!)
Finding bright whimsical rugs or opting for warm, mysterious-colored rugs can dramatically change any room. Tying a space together with rugs, throw pillows, and of course window coverings can change the feel of any space. Do check to be sure your property owner is ok with hanging drapes or switching out blinds!
MAKE it yours
“Sentimental” can go a long way when it comes to the feeling you can get from a space. We all probably have a piece or two that just “feel like home.” Maybe it’s art that is personal to you, or a piece of furniture that has been in your family, or a photo that just makes you feel good all over. Incorporating the things you love is a sure way to make a space feel like yours. Let that book collection or that side table take a spot in the limelight!
Choose lighting that is right for you
The light in a room can instantly change the way we feel. Change out the bulbs for the quality of light that YOU prefer, that makes YOU feel happy, or warm, or most importantly, just at home. Decorate with accent lamps or floor lamps to get just the right tone and you will instantly see the mood of a room change into your haven.
Getting unpacked as quickly as possible can truly make a world of difference! A half-unpacked space filled with boxes can never take on the personality you want or ever really feel like home. It doesn’t have to be perfect right away, there is always time to rearrange and make everything “just right.” The goal to unpacking and removing unsightly boxes is to physically take control of the space and make it yours.
Your team here at All County Metroplex Property Management wants you to be happy and comfortable wherever life takes you. We hope these tips help transform any space you choose into YOUR space.