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How To Make A Rented Apartment Feel Like Home

woman on bed in homely apartment

Just because you don’t own your own flat, there’s nothing that says you can’t make your beautiful rental apartment feel like home. There are so many little touches you can add, without overspending, to make your apartment feel comfortable and homely.

Of course, you’re on to a winner when your apartment is beautifully decorated and includes heaps of added amenities, such as a communal pool, sauna and fitness suite – but then, we’re just biased!

If you’re a bit stuck on how to add the personal touches that will help to make your rented flat feel like home, then a few questions to ask yourself might include the following:

● What do you like about your apartment?
● What would improve the space you live in?
● What sort of budget do you have to make changes with?
● How much time and effort are you willing to spend making the changes?

When you have answers to the above questions, then you can start putting a realistic plan in place for making a rented apartment feel like home.

Decoration tips that won’t break the bank (or your back)

Firstly, a good idea with rented accommodation is to make sure you know what changes you are and are not allowed to make. Once you’ve consulted your landlord, then you can structure your plans accordingly.

If you’re not planning to stay there for a very long period of time, consider doing things that are easy to put in place and then easy to remove again when you need to.

These might include putting photos, bold wall art or special pictures up, having plants dotted around that you find pleasing to the eye, or adding your favourite throws, rugs or blankets to the furniture and floors. In addition, think carefully about the things that are visible in your home, such as bed linen and towels. Choose ones that you find appealing, again, these can make all the difference to a room.

Also, focus on your lighting. Quite often people find a certain shade of artificial light the most pleasing, so why not invest in some lamps and shades that are your sort of style and look to create the kind of ambience that you find homely?

Then there’s the little touches, such as a place to put your things, like a key hook, shoe rack, side table or coat stand, so that you can really make it feel like a place that is personal to you.

If the plain walls aren’t doing it for you, how about wall transfers stickers that are easy to remove or wall hangings that reflect your own individual style? This is a great way to personalise a plain living space.

Try to steer clear of big painting jobs or making other permanent changes which take a lot of time, cost and effort, especially when you don’t know how long you might be there and you’ll need to make good once you leave. Remember, it’s the little things that count when it comes to making a rented apartment feel like home.

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