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As a property manager we often hear comments about the colour of the carpet or the walls and while there are many benefits to renting, one of the biggest drawbacks to being a tenant is that you can’t decorate the property with your own personal style.
If you’re wanting to add a touch of your own personal flair to your rental property here are a few suggestions.
Don’t underestimate the power of a throw down rug. If you’re not feeling the flooring in your rental, a quick and easy way to liven up the home and bring your own style into the place is with carpet. This can be a fairly cost effective and simple way to make the place reflect your own taste. (Added bonus it also helps protect the properties carpet from heavy foot traffic.)
Surrounding yourself with photos of your friends, family and cherished memories is one of the best ways to make yourself feel more at home. Photo frames and prints can be acquired for very reasonable prices and you can do anything from a collage to individual image displays around the home.
Photo frames can be easily stood up on cabinets and table ledges, but if you’d like to hang them on the wall speak to your property manager about asking your landlord permission first.
Artwork is another way to infuse a rental home with your personalised touch. There are plenty of other ways to present your pieces in the home such as on a mantle or window frame. If you would like to hang your art on the wall, as with photo frames, you’ll need to speak to your property manager about requesting permission to do so.
Mirrors are a fantastic way to create an illusion of more space. If you live in a small apartment consider adding some mirrors into your living areas and walkways to enhance its dimensions.
Merging nature with interiors is a great way to breathe life and vitality into your living spaces. Plants are terrific for adding ambience and freshness to your home, so invest in some indoor plants and place them throughout your home. You can also get creative with the colours of the plants and the pots they come in so that they complement your decorative themes and add an original flair to your rental property.
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Author Mell Birkin, Property Manager