Cost Effective Tricks For Personalizing A Rented Apartment
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Tricks For Personalizing A Rented Apartment

Our home environment has a big impact on our mood, which is why you should adapt your home and make it personal to you. But that is quite difficult when you live in a rented apartment and you are unable to paint the walls or make any big changes. It can sometimes feel like you’re living in somebody else’s home because it doesn’t feel personal to you. But even though you can’t make any big changes, there are still some simple things you can do to put your own stamp on the place without spending a lot of money. Try these simple, cost effective tricks for personalizing a rented apartment. 

Cost Effective Tricks For Personalizing A Rented Apartment

Customize Your Furniture

You might not be able to paint the walls but you can do whatever you like with your furniture. If you want to create a space that is unique to you, creating your own furniture designs is the best way to do it. You’d be surprised just how much difference a quick coat of paint will make, and it won’t cost you that much either. If you want something really different, why not look for some old antique furniture that you can upcycle? Once you start filling your apartment with hand painted furniture that you have designed yourself, it feels much more personal. 

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Get Some Pictures On The Walls

Putting stuff up on the walls is the easiest way to leave your own stamp on your rented apartment. When choosing wall art, it’s always better to buy directly from an artist and get something unique instead of buying the same old cliche wall art from a home store. There are some great sites like davidhartgalleries.com.au where you can buy some amazing wall art. If you get a few nice pieces, you can create a striking feature wall that is personal to you, so it doesn’t really matter that you can’t change the color. Putting up photos of friends and family is another simple but effective way to make your apartment feel more like a home.

Add Some Plants

Rental apartments tend to lack character because they are painted in neutral colors without any semblance of style or personality, so you need to find ways to bring the place to life a bit. Adding a few simple house plants is the easiest and cheapest way to do that. They give a burst of color and they have a very relaxing effect, so they make your apartment feel a lot more welcoming.

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Get Some Lamps

Good lighting can completely transform a space and create a lot of atmosphere, so you can turn your rented apartment from an uninviting, boring space into a welcoming home. Unfortunately, you can’t go messing around with the light fixtures or drilling holes in the ceiling to add pendants, so you’ll have to make do with lamps. You’d be surprised how much difference a few well placed lamps can make, and if you get creative with the lampshades you can add more color. 

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If you want your rented apartment to feel like a home, try these simple, cost effective tricks to make it your own. 


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One comment on “Tricks For Personalizing A Rented Apartment

  1. Wonderful tips to make a house, a home. I have used plants and lamp shades and could feel the aura around, especially being home 24*7 post the pandemic has made all all look at our homes and decor in a new light.

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