House Renting

Here’s How You can Use Accessories to Add Style to Your Rented Home

If you have made the decision to rent, then you may be feeling a little left out when it comes to decorating. No matter how long your lease is – one month or 12 months, it’s important that where you live, feels like home.

Of course, as a renter, making your home your own can be a little more tricky. This is especially true for those of you living in furnished apartment rentals or houses, as furniture is an easy way to add your own style.

However, that being said, if you live in a furnished property, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own. You may not be able to change the color of the walls or the furniture in your home, but you can add style with accessories.

Yes, that’s right, when it comes to adding style to your home, accessories are crucial. To transform your rented home into somewhere that you love, here’s what you need to do:

Choose the Right Colors

When it comes to picking the perfect accessories for your new home, it’s crucial that you choose the right colors. Otherwise, you will end up with a mismatched home, that looks anything but stylish.

When choosing accessories for your home, go around each room at a time, taking note of the color scheme. Once you have identified the color scheme in each room, write it down, so that you can refer to it later. While you are in each room, try to think about what colors would work well – this will help you when choosing accessories.

Cover up the Flooring

If you aren’t a fan of the flooring that the landlord has chosen, cover it up with a gorgeous rug. While some rug designs can be expensive, not all rugs are. As well as designer rugs, you can also pick up some gorgeous rug designs from discount DIY stores, so make sure to check these out.

As well as small rugs, you can also get much larger ones. These can be used to cover entire rooms, so are ideal for rented properties where you dislike the carpet. Just make sure that you opt for a design that works well with the style and color scheme of the room, and you should be just fine.

Invest in Wall Art

Many people fail to realize how much a nice piece of wall art can change the look of a room – don’t make the same mistake. One of the best ways to add style to a room is by investing in some stylish designs to put on the wall.

At the moment, slogans and quotes are very in, so wall art that contains them is perfect. The best thing about these pieces is that they often come in black and white, and so, work well in most rooms. Plus, with so many quotes to choose from, there’s sure to be a couple that you love.

Don’t Forget the Little Things

Don’t make the mistake of forgetting about the small things, like ornaments and pretty bits and bobs. They might only be small, but often, it’s the small things that make all the difference to the look of a room.

It can be hard adding style to a rented property, especially one that is fully furnished. However, that’s not to say it isn’t possible because it is. To add personality and style to your rented property, all you need to do is focus on accessorizing.

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Sebastian Hirsch

This is a post by Sebastian Hirsch. Sebastian is a freelance writer and an occasional guest-blogger interested in topics related to business, health and environment. He is currently writing on behalf of commonground. When he is not working he likes to read and travel. If you have any question feel free to leave a comment.