How to Make Your Rented Accommodation Feel Like Home

Whether you’re in a cosy studio apartment, a semi in the suburbs or a country house, it’s important that your rental feels like home.

Luckily, there are many ways to revamp your space without making permanent changes. Here are some top tips on how to make your rented place feel like your own.

Embrace soft furnishings

One of the best ways to make your place feel welcoming is by using soft furnishings. Pop a chunky throw and soft pillows on the sofa that you can snuggle into after a long day.

Choose a chic and modern rug for your bedroom and living room, and high-quality curtains that create a warm and cosy vibe.

Use cosy lighting

Another great way to make your rental feel homely is through effective lighting. The light in a room can transform it from drab and dull to warm and inviting in an instant – so it’s worth taking some time to choose the right lighting for your space.

This could be in the form of an arched floor lamp, table lamps, or modern ceiling shades. Make sure you use warm-coloured bulbs rather than cool lights as these are best for creating a cosy atmosphere.

Fill it with your favourite furniture

For your place to feel like home, you need to fill it with furniture that suits your taste. Whether that’s Scandinavian style, boho chic, modern and contemporary or farmhouse – let your inner designer go wild!

Pieces that make the biggest difference to the look of your space are large items like sofas, coffee tables, beds and wardrobes, so choose pieces that you enjoy looking at!

Display personal items

Fill your space with plenty of personal items that make your place feel like home. This could be photo frames of people you love, trinkets you’ve collected on holidays, or vases filled with your favourite flowers.  

If you’re lacking shelf space, get inventive and use vertical space instead. For example, you could make use of your fitted wardrobes by putting photos up on the doors or using magnets to attach pictures to your fridge.

Use non-permanent wall art

It’s best to avoid having large stretches of blank wall space. Instead put up modern or colourful wall art that suits the rest of your interior décor.

There are plenty of ways to do this without damaging the walls in the process – such as with command strips. You can put up items without using nails or tools by simply sticking the strip to the wall and attaching your frame to it. It’s quick, easy and removes cleanly when you need to move out – what could be better?!

Hopefully, these tips will help you transform your rental into a home in no time!

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