Author: Darby Uhl
When it comes to renting, it’s important to make your space feel like home. Here are some tips on how to make your rental feel like your own without risking losing your security deposit at the end of your lease.
- Adding curtains can change up the entire feel of your living room or bedroom without being much of a hassle. Just make sure to patch any holes that may come up from installing the curtain rod.
- Adding greenery can make your place feel more lived in. Certain plants have the bonus of purifying the air, like garden mums or Boston ferns. Try adding a window box for plants above your kitchen sink!
- Including a rug or layering rugs can create a focal point in a room and make your living areas or bedrooms cozier. This is a great way to add color and comfort.
- Try a gallery wall. Gallery walls can transform a room and help to personalize your space. Just make sure you patch up any nail holes.
- Add a mirror to make spaces appear larger and to bring in more light.
- Paint your furniture. Some rentals may not allow paint on the walls, but that shouldn’t stop you from switching things up by painting your furniture.
- Swap out cabinet knobs. As long as swapping out cabinet knobs doesn’t involve drilling additional holes in your cabinets, this can be an easy fix to make your space feel more personalized.Just make sure to keep the originals and put them back on before you move out.
- Get creative with storage. Using temporary storage such as bins for blankets can be handy as well as be a décor piece in your living area. You can add additional storage in your bathroom by adding a bin for towels or a storage ladder next to your countertop.
Once you've enjoyed your space to the fullest and you're ready for a fresh start, make sure you return your rental to the way you found it to ensure you don’t risk your deposit!