It’s sometimes frustrating for those of us who rent because we want to put our stamp on the space we are living in. Usually that means painting or making even more drastic changes that aren’t allowed in your lease agreement. Here are a few ways to add personality to any rental property. Make your home feel like you!
Curtains – I honestly feel like curtains can make a bigger impact than anything else in the room. They can add color and pattern. They make a room feel more polished and complete. But not only that, they also add function by being able to control the light in the space. Even the white curtains I chose to put in my family room make it feel so much cozier.
FLOR Tiles – FLOR Tiles are a nice alternative to getting a rug. What’s great about these is that they are small squares that can be easily replaced if they get stained- instead of replacing a whole rug. Another benefit is that you can put them together to suit the shape of your room. Some of the styles are even designed to be able to create different patterns. They are so versatile!
Rugs – Oftentimes people forget about rugs- especially if their home has carpet. But this is an easy way to infuse tons of style all at once. I feel that as long as you don’t have long, shaggy carpet, that it is perfectly acceptable to put a rug over it. This is actually very helpful in rental properties where the carpet isn’t usually in ideal condition. Just make sure that the rug is big enough that at least the front legs of all your furniture fit on it.
Removable Wall Decals – This one may sound a little odd. Putting stickers on your wall doesn’t sound all that sophisticated. But take a look at the Etsy shop TheLovelyWall and you might just change your mind. There are some very stylish options available that aren’t too precious. The first place I imagine using these is in a child’s room, but they could really be used in any space. They give the appearance of wallpaper- without the commitment.
Art – Most everyone hangs art in their home. But I believe that most of the time it is the art that was most readily available or the cheapest. In my opinion, you may as well not even hang the art that every other person has hanging in their home as well. Only choose pieces that really speak to you or show off your unique personality. This doesn’t mean it must be the most expensive. Some of the most meaningful art is homemade. This same idea pertains to the things you put on display in your home. Decide how you want your home to feel and then find or create items that match that.