Great Ways To Decorate Your Rented Home With Style
Just because you don't own your abode doesn't mean you can't add some personality to your place. Presented by Luxury & Beach Realty / Jeff Nitz, here are ways for renters to make their spot feel more welcoming, plus some tips on what to keep in mind when you're ready to buy.
Read Your Lease
Step one is to review your rental agreement and confirm you have permission to make whatever changes you're considering. You may be surprised to discover what upgrades or decorations are allowed with the landlord's consent. Don't put your security deposit or relationship with the owner at risk by altering something you shouldn't.
Optimize Your Office Space
If you work from home, don't be content to shove a desk in a corner and call it a workspace. Think like an organized office manager and optimize the area for productivity in style. It's best to have a dedicated location in the home as your office. Find a modern desk with the proper shelving and storage so the room stays chic and not messy. If you have to work in a shared space, stylish room dividers help you concentrate. Hang a few pictures of serene locations to create a soothing environment. If you're not allowed to put nails in the walls, use no-damage adhesive strips to hang your frames.
The home office needs attractive and ergonomic seating. If you have a comfy sofa or chair that would fit well but is a little worse for the wear, don't toss it out just yet! Instead of buying a new one, you can hire local furniture upholstery contractors to repair it. Search online for furniture re upholstery services to see who has the top reviews in your area and call for a quote. The cost varies based on the piece of furniture and its material. A custom design may raise the cost somewhat, but it may well be worth it for a comfortable and attractive piece that fits your decor.
Refresh Your Living Room
If you're bored with your living room, a rug can add some pizzazz. Rugs are also great if you have kids or pets and want to protect floors from the inevitable spills and accidents. Shop for some that are easy to clean and complementary to your color scheme. If you want to shake up your walls without worrying about damaging them, try peel and stick wallpaper. You can experiment with several different designs without fear of leaving sticky residue behind.
When space is tight, multifunctional furniture makes the most of your square footage. Tables can shift to become work and homework spots, and various containers can double as shelving and end pieces. Some contemporary chairs are stackable or foldable, allowing you to tuck them away for a game night or exercise area. Creative shuffling of movables could open up your space, making it better suited for lounging. Mirrors are also great design pieces that add invigorating light and create the illusion of extra space.
Find a New Home When You're Ready
If your current home no longer meets your needs, start investigating the market. Make a list of must-haves and qualify potential properties on that basis. Many experts believe you should stay in a purchased home for at least three to five years, so settle down with no regrets. Use neighborhood review sites to evaluate the crime rate, school districts, work commute, distance to shopping, and travel time to popular recreation spots in your preferred community.
You can have a home that matches your needs and reflects your personality, even if you're a renter. These pointers can help you make your dwelling more inviting.
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