Just because you are renting doesn’t mean your apartment or house can’t feel like its where your heart is.
Many people are either renting their apartment or home nowadays, meaning they might not necessarily own they space they live in.
This can sometimes make it feel like their rental isn’t exactly their forever home, and therefore it can be hard to make it feel comfortable and homey.
But just because you aren’t going to be there forever doesn’t mean you can’t add your own personal touch to where you live and really make it feel like your home while you are there.
Here are the top five ways to make a rental feel like you own the place and leave your mark, without actually leaving any trace at all (because we all want our deposits back at the end of our stay!)
1. Put things on the wall
It might seem like a hassle to put anything up on the walls in the home or apartment you are renting and just one more thing you have to take down when you move, but putting up art or pictures of you and your family is a great way to make it feel like home.
You can get creative and put up a gallery wall or classic by putting up a couple of beautiful paintings in all the rooms.
But it will pleasantly surprise you the difference between a blank wall and a wall with something on it.
2. Add shelves
Shelves are a great way to customize a space and make it looked lived-in in a good way in your rental home.
You can customize it even more by re-arranging what you have on the shelf with cute knick-knacks and some more nice pictures or paintings.
Shelves also make for great extra storage, especially if your rental apartment or home lacks for storage space.
Just make sure you ask your rental manager to make sure you can put holes into the wall or if your shelving units need to be unattached.
3. Add some light
Whether it’s a light fixture or some nice looking lamps, adding light to any of the rooms in your living space not only brightens it but adding light adds warmth and comfort as well.
The nice thing is that if you replace any of the light fixtures while you are living there you can keep the originals and just replace them when you need to move out.
4. Add some life
Things like plants and flowers are a great way to make space more personal and homey, plus fresh flowers can make it smell great as well.
If you want to save some money and are worried you don’t have enough of a green thumb, you can also have the look of plants and flowers but without the responsibility by buying fake ones.
5. Create interest with rugs
Rugs are a great way to cover some not-so-nice-looking floors as well as make a rental home or apartment more inviting.
You can find some beautiful rugs that can become a focal point for each of your rooms.
The great thing as well is when you decide to move you can just roll them up and take them to your next place.