Most landlords won’t let you make permanent changes to your rental property so it can be tricky to make your rental property feel like home. We’ve put together a few ideas that will help you personalise your space without your landlord kicking up a fuss.
Textiles are an easy way to add a bold colour or pattern into the mix without it being too overwhelming. Plus, you can swap things around easily when you get tired of them. Warm colours, like the oranges in the image of the Halo Hudson 3 Seater Leather Sofa, instantly make a room feel cosier and more homely with very little effort or expense needed.
Floors are one of the hardest things to change in a rented home because there aren’t many non-permanent solutions but there’s still a lot you can do with a rug, even if it doesn’t totally fix the problem. A bold rug is another easy way to give a room a splash of colour whilst also making your home feel a lot more pleasant underfoot, even a relatively inexpensive rug can have a huge impact.
Rental properties are often decorated with a neutral colour scheme so the first thing you feel like doing is adding some colour to make it more vibrant and less clinical. Paint seems the obvious solution but it isn’t always possible, so why not decorate with brightly coloured wall hangings instead? A neutral wall can make a great canvas for a colourful gallery wall, no paint required.
We love these quirky 3D collages that instantly give a room personality.
If you don’t mind spending a little bit more, a fantastic way to bring character and life into a rented home is through reclaimed pieces of furniture, like this Ruston Living & Dining Wide Sideboard. Reclaimed furniture is made from recycled materials that were once things like old boats or doors, so they can give a once bland rented home some real personality. Whilst reclaimed furniture isn’t the cheapest way to spruce up your rented home, you will be able to take it with you when you move so it’s more of a long term investment, plus things that look and feel more permanent will have a nicer overall effect.
The cheapest, easiest and perhaps most obvious way to make your rented home feel like your own is to simply fill it with things you love. This means decorating your sideboards and mantel piece with photographs and choosing home décor pieces that really suit your personality. For example, if you’re an animal lover you might choose some of our Animal Sculptures or a history lover might choose something from the Authentic Models collection. Accessories like these also make great gifts for anyone you know moving into their first rental property.
These useful ideas will help you make a rental property feel like home and transform it into somewhere that’s more ‘yours’. Watch out for more posts with tips and advice on how to get the most out of your home.