As a renter, you still want your rental home to be a convenient and personal space. While there often isn’t a great deal you can do about things like wall color and flooring (unless you get permission from your Smithtown property manager to replace them!), there are still many items you can do to add style and character to your home. The best part is that it doesn’t cost much to decorate a rental home. You need a few key elements and plenty of time to bring your vision to life. Here are a few simple ways to decorate your rental home on a budget.
Make the Most of Accent Pieces
If your rental home is like the rest, you’ve got white or neutral walls. While some might regard this as monotonous, you might want to think of it as a blank canvas instead, and what you can add to make the place your own. For instance, add a touch of drama to any large wall with oversized wall art. Or, create a gallery wall with your favorite photos or framed prints. Accent pieces can help you turn your rental house into a home, whether on the wall or elsewhere.
Add Character with Window Coverings
Window coverings are another great way to bring style and character into any room. Curtains, blinds, and shades all come in endless colors and materials and can be combined to create custom looks. No matter your preferred style, you can find window coverings that will combine charm and appeal to your entire rental house.
Invest in Quality Furniture
If you intend to spend money on anything, focus on buying quality pieces of furniture. Your furniture goes with you everywhere, and quality furniture will look better longer, unlike the cheap stuff. In particular, consider investing in a stylish sofa and a quality mattress. If you can’t afford to buy anything else, these two items will last for years and help you feel the comfort of home.
Accessorize with Personality
One place where you can effortlessly save money on your decorations is when accessorizing. You may find some great budget décor items by shopping at thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales. Items acquired in these places are similarly often more unique and have more personality than anything you could buy in a store. Add some colorful throw pillows and a pretty rug to your main living space for instant style. Or, shop for an ornate mirror or some baskets for your bedroom or bathroom.
Bring in Natural Elements
Another great way to decorate a rental home on a budget is to bring in live plants or other natural elements. Fresh greenery looks beautiful and can help freshen the air inside your home. Potted plants can be arranged in many attractive ways, and a large potted palm or tree can add drama to any room.
Ultimately, suppose you’ve got bookshelves anywhere in your rental home. In that case, you can use them not only for storage but to create a visually appealing display of all your favorite volumes and knickknacks. Even framed photographs and keepsakes can look great when arranged artfully on a bookshelf. Style your bookshelves by grouping things, arranging books both vertically and horizontally, or alternating books with other display items. You can let your personality shine by putting all of your favorite things on display in your home.
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