Give your rental property the personal touch
What do you do if you’ve found somewhere to rent that isn’t your style? Don’t panic, there are plenty of ways to decorate your new place without upsetting your landlord. After all, it might not be your house, but it can still be your home.
A spot of colour works wonders
Before you think about splashing the cash take a moment to think and plan how you want your new home to look and feel. Picking colours and how they will match or complement the current space is really important and will make the task of choosing furnishings much easier. Try to work with what’s already there to avoid spending a fortune. Some simple additions such as colourful cushions and some decorative items can really make a world of difference.
Give your walls the personal touch
Give your walls the personal touch A tried and tested way to make your home your own is to accessorise rooms with framed photos, but you might consider taking it to the next level and having some of your favourite snaps printed onto canvas. These can be organised relatively cheaply and quickly and are really easy to mount without leaving holes in the wall.
Take another look at storage
Shelves full of books and personal items will not only bring colour and vibrancy to a room, but fill empty space and make a house a home. As with any improvement, you will need to get permission before putting up shelves that will affect the walls. Another great solution is to invest in freestanding storage such as bookcases; these can be moved as you need and can even double as a room divider.
Go for this seasons colour
If the walls of your new home are looking a little drab, or simply don’t suit your personal taste, you may be able to give them new life with a lick of paint. Of course, you’ll need to check with your landlord before you get the tester pots out, but if it’s a simple case of refreshing a scuffed or tired looking wall, you can reassure them by offering to paint in neutral colours, or tones that match the current colour.
If you’re looking for a new property to rent then contact your local Andrews branch to see how they can help find your next home.