Feel at Home in Your Rented House

Although renting a house has its own perks but it also comes along with a lot of trickier questions like whether to consider the rented house as a home or not. A home is where your heart is, and it certainly doesn’t matter even if it is a rented place. After all, that is the place you are going to go back to after a tough day at work.

You must weigh the investments you make on decorating your home against the immense joys it will give you and then you will be able to decide what are the things that should change and what are the things that you can live with. You know that you might not live in this house for long but till whenever you are feel completely at home.

Here are some principles that help you make the right decisions while decorating your rental apartments:

Go for dynamic interior design

The biggest challenge of decorating a rental place is the feeling that you might soon move out of the house. Hence, try to opt for versatile and dynamic furniture and decorative pieces. Go for the things that you think will fit in different apartments. They might not be a perfect fit but will be useful in the long run. This way you will not hurt your pocket every time you move in a new apartment.

Go for dynamic interior design

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Light up your home

It has been seen often that most rental apartments lack proper lighting which makes them look gloomy. The worst part is you can’t do much about it because changing the lighting of your apartment will, in most cases, require an electrician. Neither would you want to incur that expense nor would your landlord allow it. The solution can be some really cool lamps. You can easily carry these lamps with yourself whenever you wish to change your apartment.

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Beautify your windows

The windows in your apartment are your gateway to the outside world and you would want it to be picturesque. Most rental apartments have age old dirty curtains which give your home a miserable look. All you have to do is to buy some new curtains and give your home a fresh look. You can also grow some indoor plants in window boxes. This will make you feel fresh.

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Add color to the walls

If you think that painting your apartment can be comparatively costlier then there are numerous alternatives available. Opt for some stick on wallpapers and see for yourself the way your apartment gets a completely fresh personality. You can also search for removable wallpapers. These are especially meant for renters.

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Upgrade your floor

You can upgrade your floor by adding some stylish rugs to it. This can help you in splashing some color to your mundane floor, hide some really irritating marks on the floor or just to separate different areas of your apartment.

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These are just some of the ways in which you can decorate your rental home. The key is to focus on the positive side of having a home you always wanted.

If you are living in a rental apartment then share with us how have you made your apartment your home.

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Ritika Pradhan

Known for my DIY solutions to most problems, I dream of owing a perfect Victorian Era home one day. This dream of mine has resulted in a lot of research on lifestyle and home decor. I would like to share my findings and observations here. In my free time, I love to read, write and travel. You can reach out to me at @ritikapradhan on Twitter.

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