When you’re renting a home or apartment, you may not have the freedom to paint the interior the colors you like best. Instead, you’re faced with the challenge to bring your own style to a home with architecture and paint schemes you didn’t choose. Read on for tips to help you make a rental property feel a bit more like your own space.
- Buy a screen. A tasteful folding screen can add character to a room and create a new space by separating a large area. It’s also an ideal way to bring some artistic flare to a room where you’re not allowed to hang art on the walls.
- Bring in a big mirror. Mirrors are known for helping open up smaller spaces. Buy a really big mirror, one that you can prop against a wall. It will help the room feel bigger and give it a sexy casual feel: Think dressing room or dance studio.
- Choose accessories in complimentary colors. If you’re dealing with walls that have a strong color that you find distasteful, choose a complimentary color you do like and buy accessories in that color. For example, you can tone down a red wall with navy blue pillows and rugs, perhaps with a nautical theme. Or, you can bring in an appropriate pink to make it feel more light and airy. By emphasizing a complimentary color, you’ll find yourself focusing on the color you like and the other color will fade into the background.
With some creative vision, you can develop a home you’re renting into a place you’re proud to call home.