As a renter, you still want your rental home to be a comfortable and personal space. While there often isn’t much you can do about things like wall color and flooring (unless you get permission from your Windsor property manager to change them!), there are still many things you can do to add style and character to your home. The greatest part is that it doesn’t cost much to decorate a rental home. You need a few key elements and enough time to bring your vision to life. Here are a few easy ways to decorate your rental home on a budget.
Make the Most of Accent Pieces
If your rental home is like most others, you’ve got white or neutral walls. Though some may consider this dull, you might want to feel of it as a blank canvas instead, and what you can add to make the space your own. For example, 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 add charm and appeal to your entire rental house.
Invest in Quality Furniture
If you plan 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 easily save money on your decorations is when accessorizing. You may find some excellent budget décor items by shopping at thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales. Items obtained in these places are also 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.
In the end, let’s assume you’ve got bookshelves somewhere in your rental home. If that’s the case, you can make use of 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 craftily on a bookshelf. Style your bookshelves by grouping things, assembling 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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