15 Ways to Make Your Rental Feel More Homey

Sometimes moving into a rental apartment can feel a little bit sterile and there will certainly be aspects of it that you don’t like or would change if you owned the property. That doesn’t mean that you have to just live with these annoyances – there are a lot of things that you can do to make your rental space more personal and inviting.

1. Use plants to decorate your living room, bedrooms, and outdoor spaces

2. Start an indoor herb garden in your kitchen

3. Find throw pillows and blankets with interesting colors or patterns to add a splash of color to your couch

4. Cover boring colored carpet with throw rugs

5. If your apartment lacks natural light, use lamps to add lighting and personality to the space

6. Hang curtains on the windows to liven up your room or to give the walls some color

7. Cover old radiators or fuse boxes with pictures, curtains, or a well-placed piece of furniture

8. Choose interesting furniture that can serve as decorative pieces

9. Use your bed as a focal point of decoration in the bedroom by getting a nice comforter and lots of decorative pillows

10. Decorate your bathroom with colorful rugs, towels, and shower curtain to bring color to usually beige or all-white apartment bathrooms

11. Put pictures in cute picture frames out on bookshelves and other surfaces to make the space feel more like a reflection of you

12. To minimize hanging pictures on the walls, prop larger art pieces up against the walls using bookshelves, mantles, or counters

13. In a small space, use room dividers to separate spaces

14. If you have an outdoor space, use small lights and some outdoor furniture to make it a place you can escape to

15. Find a home for all of your things and get rid of the things that you don’t need to keep your space open and free of clutter

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