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Budget-Friendly Tips for Decorating Your Rental Home

Happy millennial female renter or tenant having fun decorating cozy modern new house or apartment. While even as a renter, you always want your rental home to be a totally comfortable and personal area. As there isn’t really so much you can do about things such as wall color and flooring without permission from the landlord, there are multiple other ways to add design and individuality to your house without breaking lease agreements. The more desirable part is that decorating a rental house is achievable and affordable. You only need just a few relevant things and enough time to reach your goal. Here are a number of inexpensive ways to beautify your rental home.

Make the Most of Accent Pieces

If your rental home is like most others, it has white or neutral walls throughout. Even if most people may consider this dreary, take it into consideration as a blank canvas and what you can do to completely personalize the area. Oversized wall art, for instance, may give drama to any huge, plain wall. Or as an alternative option, make a gallery wall out of your best-loved images or framed prints. Accent items, whether on the wall or elsewhere, can be useful to you in transforming your rental property into a home.

Add Character with Window Coverings

Window treatments are another simple and helpful way to add design and character to any room. Curtains, blinds, and shades are all available in various colors and materials and can be combined to create personalized styles. Whatever design you fancy, there are window coverings that will add beauty and appeal to your entire rental house.

Invest in Quality Furniture

If you’re going to spend money on whatsoever, just spend it on quality furniture. Your furniture follows you everywhere, and far different from cheap furniture, quality furniture will last longer. Seriously consider purchasing a trendy sofa and a prime-quality mattress. If you can’t afford anything else, these two objects will hold out for years and give you a sense of home.

Accessorize with Personality

Accessorizing is one area where you can instantly save money on your decorating efforts. Undoubtedly, thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales can be very good places to locate inexpensive décor. Anything gained in these locations is typically more unique and has more personality than anything bought out in a store. Add a number of colorful throw pillows and a pretty rug to your main living space for a quick splash of color and elegance. Aside from that, you can go shopping for a lovely mirror or various baskets for your bedroom or bathroom.

Bring in Natural Elements

Bringing in live plants or other natural features is another great option to decorate a rental house on a budget. Fresh foliage not only looks nice, but more than that, it can actually assist to purify the air in your home. Potted plants can be beautifully displayed in a variety of appealing arrangements, and a massive potted palm or tree can add drama to any room.

Style Bookshelves

The last thing to consider, if you have bookshelves somewhere in your rental home, you may use them in a visually pleasing display of all your desired books and trinkets. Framed photos and keepsakes can actually look awesome when grouped artistically on a bookshelf. Group items together, fix up books vertically and horizontally, or alternate books with other display pieces to style your bookshelves. You can definitely show off your personality by creatively exhibiting all of your sought-after things in your home.


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