Decor Tips to Make Your Rental Property Truly Feel Like Your Home

If you’re looking to move into a rental property but need help decorating it to make it feel like home, we offer the following tips.


Maybe your job is relocating you or maybe you are getting your first place on your own but know you can afford a mortgage right now. Whatever your situation may be, the common denominator is that you’re in need of a rental property, right? Yes, there are lots of people who are totally against rental properties because they say that paying rent is more expensive than paying a mortgage… well, that may very well be the case but then again it can also depend on the area you’re moving to as well.

When moving into a rental property, lots of people will look into long term financing for the rental property they want. This is actually a great option for some people because they’re not ready to buy yet and don’t want to be locked down to a mortgage. It also has a lot to do with your budget. Some locations have higher costs of living than other locations but that’s something you’d need to do your research on… But in general, people look to rental properties when they’re not ready for everything that comes with being a homeowner, and that’s perfectly fine and very responsible of you.

One of the reasons why people have such a negative point of view on rental properties is because they feel like they can’t personalize the property and make it feel like a home of their own… that’s where they go terribly wrong. Most rental properties shave pretty relaxed rules, as far as decorating. They typically don’t care what you do to it as long as you’re able to have the property back to its original state like when you first moved, you can avoid some serious fines and fees.

If you’re looking to live in a rental property for an extended amount of time but need help decorating it to make it feel like home, look at the following tips on how to do so.



Tip 1: Get Unpacked As Soon As You Possibly Can

Moving, whether it’s into a house you bought or a rental property, can be very exhausting. But the sooner you get things out of boxes and bags, and get things put away, the sooner you’ll start to settle in and feel like you’re at home. That means getting clothes hung up in the closet and getting kitchen utensils and cookware put away in drawers and cabinets.

In a home, everything has its place, the same theory applies to rental properties as well… just because it’s not a home you’re buying, doesn’t mean you have to live out of suitcases or boxes. You’re definitely not going to feel at home having to dig through boxes for the things you need every day. That’s not saying that you need to have everything unpacked within 48 hours of moving but it is better to do it sooner than later.



Tip 2: Make Simple Updates

Depending on the type of rental property you choose, the property could be more modern or it could be older. If it’s older there are some simple aesthetic updates you can do that won’t damage the property:

   ● Swap doorknobs
   ● Change hardware on cabinets and drawers
   ● Update toilet seats and lids
   ● Switch electrical outlet covers

Those are just a few simple updates you can do that are completely harmless to the home all while still adding you’re own personal touches.



Tip 3: Decorate the Walls

Decorating the walls is something that tenants fear the most because they don’t want to get charged with any type of wall damages upon moving out. But that’s the thing… there won’t be any damages as long as the walls go back to their original state. According to the Washington Post, painting the walls is the easiest way to make your rental property feel like home, so don’t be afraid to slap some paint on the walls.

When you first move into a rental property, an unfurnished one, the walls and floors are a blank canvas for you to paint a picture and create your own story and memories on. You can paint the walls any color you like and add paintings and pictures of your family. Nothing will make you feel more at home than pictures of your friends and family so you want to get those up as soon as you possibly can.





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