Here, at Creekbend Property Management, we believe that every rented home should be comfortable and homelike; however, many tenants claim their rented space doesn’t feel like home. Here are five simple, rental-friendly ways to achieve a homelier environment:
Adding an assortment of plants throughout your space can make it feel like yours. The plants increase oxygen and provide fresh air throughout your home. Hanging plants are a great way to add lots of green while not taking up a lot of space or add a windowsill of herbs for cooking! Don’t forget plants come in all different shapes and colors!
2. Area Rugs
Area Rugs are a great way to protect your floors, add life, and create a cozy atmosphere. There are so many ways hardwood floors can get scratched; putting rugs in the areas with the most traffic can keep your hardwoods looking like new. Even if your space has carpet, getting an area rug can protect that carpet from everyday messes. Another benefit of an area rug is the personality it can bring to your space. There are millions of different rugs out there…get creative!
Whether your furniture budget is $50 or $5000, there are many pieces perfect for you. Goodwill furniture can be bought and refinished to look like something completely different; this could always be a great DIY project to get you settled into your new space. If you would rather have new furniture, check out the many websites that cater to each and every style, whether it is a Victorian bedroom set or a sleek, modern couch.
Though curtains may seem trivial, they add height and style to every room. By placing the curtain rod closer to the ceiling of a room, this creates an illusion of a taller window and higher ceilings. Curtains are a perfect blend of function and style. If you like to sleep when it is light outside, blackout curtains are a great way to make it seem like night time all the time; many stores and websites have also made blackout curtains in many great patterns and colors.
5. Wall Decals
In the wonderful world we live in, people have created temporary solutions to boring walls. Stencils add color, shapes, and design to whichever wall you would like. The best part, it comes right off when you move or get tired of them. There are even chalkboard decals, so you can combine décor with practicality.
Creekbend Property Management knows that any space can and should feel like home. With a little imagination and a touch of style, a basic space can be transformed into an inviting and comfortable living space.