When we’re renting a property, it doesn’t feel like we can put their own stamp on the place. But on the other hand, we need to make it feel as homely as possible. So many of us now can’t afford our own home, and as such, we’ve got to make the most of renting a property. And while we may feel like we are in some sort of limbo, that doesn’t mean that we can’t make a rental property feel as homely as possible. How do we do this?
Maybe there’s a very underwhelming light bulb in the living room, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t add extra light to the space to brighten it up. There are so many ways we can do this, not just with table lamps, and all the various types of light sources, but we can also make the most of reflecting light back into the space. This is a very useful tip if you have a living room that’s very dark. Depending on the direction that your house is facing, the living room may not let much light in so you’ have to make do with a dark and dreary living room. Add more light; it’s not too difficult, and it will make you feel a lot better.
Design And Layers
Layers are the key to turning a sterile space into a homely one. Personalization of a property doesn’t mean that you have to repaint the walls, or hammer nails in so you can hang pictures everywhere to cover up cracks or an unsightly aspect of the home. If you got a small space, adding layers, by throwing rugs down, and getting a few statement pieces into the space will make a very simple, but effective transformation.
Asking for permission to make certain alterations to the home is a double-edged sword. After all, you want to turn the space into something that’s more “you”, but at the same time, you never know when it’s time to move on. But, don’t forget, you have a responsibility to maintain the property in a certain fashion. If you’ve got a garden, it might very well be written into your contract that it has to be well maintained. And such, if you have to maintain the garden, why don’t you put a bit more effort into the space, and plant a few flowers into beds that are movable? And at the same time, you still need to make sure that you are on top of the space, in case there are long-standing structural problems. And this may mean that you have to get pest control specialists in, but when it comes to making a house a home, there is no harm in asking permission. They may say “no”, but they may say “yes”. It doesn’t have to be seismic in terms of the changes, but if you want to make the space a bit more you, then why don’t you ask?
To make a house feel more like a home, there’s always an uphill battle. And you might think that rental properties have more issues, but it’s not always the case. There can be a few simple additions that turn a rental space into something more homelike.
This is a collaborative post.