Five ways to add a personal touch to your rental

While there are many benefits to renting, one of the biggest drawbacks to being a tenant is that you don’t have full range to decorate the property with your own personal flair.

If you’re feeling creatively stifled in your rental property, here are five ways you can add a personal touch.

1. Carpets

Don’t underestimate the transformative 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.

2. Photos

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 for permission. Nowadays, there are a large range of stick-on hanging strips that you can use that won’t leave a single hole in the wall.

3. Paintings

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.

  1. Mirrors

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.

5. Plants

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.

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