I love decorating my home; adding those finishing touches that make it uniquely yours is always the best part of moving in, and that’s why I’m excited to be collaborating with Private Property, to bring you this easy how to-guide, that will help you style your rental property like a pro…
If you’re thinking of moving into a rental property for the first time, you’ve probably started to think about how you can decorate the new space. A rental property can be tricky to decorate exactly how you want to though, because while you’ll try your best to make it your own, it isn’t.
While you may not be able to change permanent features and fittings, there certainly are ways you can make it feel like home.
Here are a few tips to styling a rental property.
Spruce up the walls
If your lease agreement allows for painting, then giving the walls a fresh coat of paint is a great way to spruce up the rooms and give them a touch of your personal style. Whether it’s a fresh white to make the room seem bigger, or a pop of light colour to make the room seem warmer, it’s a simple way to add your style to a room.
If your lease agreement doesn’t allow you to repaint the walls, you can purchase removable wallpaper. This is a great, yet temporary way to add your personal touch.
Add some lighting
If you aren’t allowed to change the main light fittings in each room, adding extra lighting in the form of lamps or string lights gives you a chance to add atmosphere, warmth and a personal touch to each room.
A standing lamp in the lounge, bedside tables in the bedroom and even fairy lights around the fireplace or bookshelf will help you add something extra to each room without making permanent changes.
Lay down some rugs
Not being able to relay a carpet or flooring in the property is tough if you’re not a fan of how it looks. If there’s a stubborn stain or cheap plastic flooring you’re desperate to hide, add a few loose rugs to the areas and you’ll soon forget about what’s underneath.
Rugs fit perfectly under coffee tables, along entrance halls, and in bedrooms, and while they might cover up a stain, they also add some more of your personality to the home.
Bring in some greenery
Adding plants to a home always brings a room to life. From small to medium sized pots, and even hanging plants, you can lift the mood of a space with some greenery. Whether you want to hide a cracked tile, a mark on the wall or just want to add something more to a room, plants are a great way to bring in some extra decor.
Make sure you buy plants that are happy to be indoors though. Not all plants thrive inside, and you don’t want to waste your money on a plant that will eventually wilt in the entrance hall. Succulents are perfect for indoors, and they don’t require a lot of water or attention, but still add beautiful green hues to the home.
A rental property can still feel like a home, even if you aren’t planning to be in it for very long. Whether you’re looking for a large property to rent in Randburg and Ferndale, or a smaller property closer to the city, these quick decor fixes will help you make your rental space look and feel like home.