PROPERTY NEWS - There are limits to what you can do to a rented home, especially if you expect to get your security deposit back at the end of your lease.
Making small changes to how you furnish and decorate your rented space can give it more personality and make it more suitable to your family's style and needs.
Here are some top decor tips on turning a rented house into a home:
Bespoke or DIY furniture
It doesn't get more bespoke than homemade. Making your own furniture or decorating your home with your DIY projects is a great way to add conversation pieces to your home and furnish it with items made specifically for your space.
Buy furniture to fit your home
Oversized or undersized furniture is a tell-tale sign of a temporary or rented home. If you have the opportunity to buy your furniture to suit the home you live in, do it, since you can't tailor your home to suit your furniture.
Keeping furniture that isn't suitable for your current space in storage is also a great idea.
Less is more, and overcrowding your space with more furniture than your home can take turns your living space into storage space.
Add a bit of colour
If you can't add colour to your walls, add colour to everything else. It may seem wise to buy furniture, decor and curtains in neutral colours, but the colour, texture and style of the items you bring into a rented space are basically the only personal touches you will have in your home.
Accenting furniture with bespoke decor items like cushions, throws and vases can also brighten and personalise an otherwise indistinct home.
If you love to garden but hate leaving your plants behind when you move - or just don't have the gardening space - pot plants are a great way to bring life into your home, feed your gardening addiction and keep your plants as mobile as you are.
Plus, they're very trendy right now!
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