If you’ve recently moved into a rental, it may feel like you’re living in a show home, which may be nice to look at but it definitely does not give off a homely vibe. You should consider adding some personal touches which will make you feel more at home. While you may be limited due to landlord restrictions, there are plenty of ways to make changes without putting painting on or putting holes in your walls.
Here are some unique DIY tips which will help you feel comfortable in your new living space.
Add your favourite colour
The majority of rentals are decorated with neutral palettes to cater to every tenant who walks through the door. While the minimalist style is always on trend, it can also make a rental appear cold and boring, which is not what a home should be. Property professionals like RW Invest understand tenants needs, as their apartments feature the right balance between neutral and warmth due to the combination of beige hues and pops of colour that enhance their luxury apartments.
To create a similar feel, you should consider adding some of your favouritecolours into your home with some DIY decorations. For example, if you’re good with a paintbrush you could create some of your own paintings, or you could even make your own bright-coloured decorations which you could dot around your home. This will give your property the perfect makeover glow that is ideal for both relaxing and entertaining guests.
Hang up your belongings
If you’re living in a property with limited space, you may have had to store your personal items like photographs or heirlooms away. This will most likely make your home look bare and unlived in, which may also make you feel uncomfortable. To expand your space, you should consider installing a long shelf which will make any room appear larger.
To accommodate your belongings, you should consider creating your own hanging shelves which can be placed on empty walls to store everything from family photos to souvenirs and more. Before hanging anything, you should check with your landlord first to see if you’re allowed. If you are, that’s great! You can either make the shelves yourself and then install them, or get made to measure shelves from specialists and install them or have someone else put them up. If not, there are some great DIY alternatives including adhesive-stick shelves or peg boards which will not make any indentation in your walls.
Install stand-out flooring
Some landlords are flexible about your flooring options, so instead of having the same throughout your home you should mix it up. For example, in the living room you may choose a more neutral tone, but in the bedroom, you can go as wild as you want. You should also consider practical but fun options like tiling, which you can buy in a wide range of colours, so you can go as bright or plain as you like.
If you are renting out a furnished property, more than likely your landlord will have fitted a wooden floor, as it is much easier to maintain. If you find this style boring, you could consider adding a patterned rug which will add character to any room and also make your space much warmer. Rugs can be expensive, you should try making your own, as this way you can create exactly what you want using your favouritecolours and materials.