HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR RENTAL:
FOUR LANDLORD-FRIENDLY HACKS TO SPICE UP YOUR SPACE
So you’ve moved into a rental, but you’re struggling to put your own stamp on it. You want the space to feel like home, but with so many no-go areas and design restrictions, you find yourself intimidated by styling and personalisation altogether.
Whether it’s replenishing rugs, introducing mood-lighting or discovering rustic storage solutions, there is something in here for everyone.
To help you achieve the home of your dreams; here are four inexpensive and landlord-friendly design tips that you can use to spice up your space.
INVEST IN RUGS
Nothing says comfort like a statement rug. Rugs or floor-mats are a perfect way to transform your space, as such large-scale items have a tremendous influence on how a room looks and feels.
Smaller spaces confined by walls and doorways usually benefit from a single large rug. They open up the room while ensuring you and your guests aren’t teetering on its perimeter.
For an area with cooler or darker tones, consider an ivory rug with black or grey accents to balance the colours.
For carpeted rentals that yearn for a modernised touch but don’t know what to do, we suggest layering thick, textured, short-piled or looped mats, as well as runners to add a sense of soft elegance.
Lighting invites a world of difference to the ambience and tone of a space. That’s why they give out Oscars to people who have mastered the art.
When deciding on what kind of lighting you desire, consider each room’s function. Explore whether you need ambient, task or accent lighting—all of which present very distinct shades.
Modifying the brightness and temperature of your bulbs can radically change the character of a room. So if you’ve had enough of that sterile, clinical white light, welcome a warm, golden glow, and everything will instantly feel homely.
From investigating the Marie Kondo method to examining the tiny-house trends, no tip, trick or hack is beneath us. Whether it’s boxes, crates, racks or shelving, storage solutions are custom-built worlds that fashionably house your possessions.
Incidental shelving, stylish baskets or vintage trunks all contribute to ensuring a streamlined and comfortable home life. Consider every unsuspecting angle and nook of a room. Don’t feel discouraged by an awkwardly shaped area, sloping ceiling or unusual structural feature. There are no limits when it comes to what you can turn into storage pieces.
There is nothing that revitalises a space quite like a plant. Whether it’s a simple succulent, a dramatic fiddle-leaf or even baby cacti, greenery is sure to invite a lively and fresh feeling into any room.
Pop your plants into stylish pots, jars or containers to decorate a dull or reserved area. When you experiment with textures, heights, and colours, you will wonder why you waited so long.
ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME
We suggest reviewing your rental agreement for any grey areas or enquire about what you can and cannot do before beginning any advanced modifications.
Style your space as if you’ll be there forever. Enjoy the experience and live in the moment. Admire the warmth and comfort that your personal touch welcomes into your home.