I have been renting my apartment for over two years now and in that time I have made an imprint on my apartment. To be honest I am not much of a decorator and would rather much prefer a Premiere Furnished Apartments. With furnished apartments someone has done all the hard work for you, you just need to maintain it. But I appreciate it’s not everyone’s cup of tea or even something on the budget. With that here are 7 ways to decorate a rented apartment and make it more home like.
7 Ways to decorate a rented apartment
As I have mentioned, I am no decorator so all the tips I am sharing are what has worked for me. I have put imprints in my apartment to make it more lovely and homely.
1. Add some plants
Maybe I should start with a confession, I seem to kill all plants that I keep. I don’t have green thumbs so I think a cactus would be the best plant I can recommend. At the moment I have orchids which are replaced every four weeks because I seem to kill them easily. Plants bring life to every room and is actually good to keep them in your home.
2. Make a side table for magazines
We all have magazines in our homes, some are good are keeping them tidy unfortunately not me. I opted to have a side table in my living room dedicated to magazines.
3. Put up the art and pictures
To make a place feel more homely I think pictures do just the trick. I am not good with art pieces so I add ones with motivational tips, something to keep the spirits up.
4. Keep your surfaces tidy and clear of clutter
I have an open plan apartment and even small items lying around makes the place look untidy. There I try to clear the dishes, keep the counter tops clean and fold all my laundry. It’s simple actions like these that can make a huge difference to a home.
5. Paint your furniture
Unless your landlord is not strict then you have more option than just painting your furniture. For those of us who are not so fortunate, painting the furniture is the only option. If you are able to purchase already painted furniture great otherwise best to up-cycle what you already have. Depending on your apartment colour scheme colourful furniture can make a huge difference.
6. Create space
This can be a tough one especially if you’re limited on space but try to position furnishings in a way that creates space. I am someone whose always looking to maximise space in my home so any tips are welcome.
7. Less is more
This has never been truer than when I moved into my apartment. I have always admired the minimalist life but can’t quite hack it as I am a hoarder at heart. There are items that I can’t leave without but that doesn’t mean I can’t practice minimalism in other areas.
As I said I am no decorator but I have made my apartment into a little haven with the tips I have shared above. There you have it 7 ways to decorate your rented apartment.