How to cosmetically transform your rental space

Renting a home means you don’t have to worry about maintenance, repairs, property taxes, or mortgage payments. You also have the freedom to move if your circumstances change or you find a better place. However, renting doesn’t mean you can’t make your home look and feel more luxurious and comfortable. There are many ways to transform your rental space into a cosy, stylish home that reflects your personality and preferences. 

If you are a renter, you might feel you have limited options for decorating and improving your living space. After all, you don’t want to spend too much money on something you don’t own, and you want to respect your lease agreement by making permanent changes. However, there are many ways that you can cosmetically improve your rental space without breaking the bank or upsetting your landlord. 

Here are some tips and ideas to help you transform your rental living space into a cosy and stylish home.

1. Swap up the existing light fixtures

Good lighting enhances our mood and well-being. It can help us focus, concentrate and work more efficiently, making our lives more comfortable and attractive.

If you don’t like the look of the standard light fixtures in your rental home, you can replace them with something more stylish and modern. You will need your landlord’s permission and hire a professional electrician to do this safely. You can keep the old fixtures and reinstall them when you leave.

2. Have a feature wall 

Use removable wallpaper to add colour and personality to your walls. They are easy to apply and remove and come in various patterns and designs. They are lovely for creating an accent wall, a backsplash, or a mural. Decals are another option that can add some fun and flair to your kid’s room. You can find decals of flowers, animals, quotes, or anything else that suits your taste. They are also easy to peel off when you move out.

3. Give your kitchen and bathroom cabinets a fresh look

 Replace the hardware and fixtures in your Kitchen and bathroom. One of the most affordable ways to update the look of your Kitchen and bathroom is to replace the hardware and fixtures, such as the knobs, handles, faucets, showerheads, and lighting. Many affordable and stylish options exist at your local hardware store or online. Please keep the original hardware and fixtures safe to put them back when you move out.

4. Add texture

Use rugs, curtains, and pillows to add texture and warmth. They are great ways to add cosiness and comfort to your space. They can also help you define different areas, such as the living room, dining room, or bedroom. You can choose rugs, curtains, and pillows that go with your colour scheme or style preference. 

5. Have a gallery wall.

Use mirrors, art, and photos to add dimension and personality to your space. Mirrors, art, and photos are great ways to make your living space look bigger and brighter. They can also reflect your personality and interests. Mirrors are an excellent way to create the illusion of more space or light in a small or dark room. Art and photos add a personal touch; create a wall of your favourite art and photos for a focal point in your space. 

6. Bring the outdoors in

Add some plants and greenery to your space. Plants are not only beautiful, but they also have many benefits for your health and well-being. Plants purify the air, reduce stress, and boost your mood. Choose plants that are easy to care for, such as succulents and cacti, and soon you will find yourself caring for more.

These are just some ways to cosmetically improve your rental space without breaking the bank or upsetting your landlord. These tips and ideas can make your rental space feel more like home without compromising your security deposit or lease agreement.

This designer wallpaper, “tema e variazioni” from the iconic Piero Fornasetti, has completely transformed the look of a builder-grade bifold door In one of our Yaletown projects.

Fornasettie’s various inspiration from a single motif ( The face of Lina Cavalieri) is timeless and beautiful! 

You can buy a removable version from hollycejeffriess

Some minor changes can make your home look pretty and improve your well-being. Studies have shown that living in a clean, bright, and beautiful environment can boost your mood, reduce stress, and enhance your living; whether you rent or buy a home, making it more vibrant is vital for better living.

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