Sometimes, renting a home in London makes it difficult to make your living space feel homely. Worrying about losing your deposit can deter you from making changes. But luckily, there are many ways to add a special touch that’s all your own and make your rented home cosy without having to spend a fortune or risk the wrath of your landlord!
The team here at Ashmore Residential have some great advice to share with you to help make your rental feel your own. Here are our top 10 tips.
1. Decorative Touches
Cushions and throws are a great way to make your home inviting and cosy while also hiding any rental furniture that isn’t quite to your taste.
2. Don’t Forget Your Sense Of Smell
A home that smells amazing automatically feels cosier and more welcoming. Buy fresh flowers, add reed diffusers and burn scented candles around your home to make it feel fresh and clean.
3. Framed Photos
Put some photographs of your loved ones in frames and place them around your home. If you don’t feel as if you can put them up on the walls for fear of losing your deposit, simply place them on surfaces like the mantelpiece, shelving, or bedside table. By adding these special touches, you’ll be making your home your own.
4. Create The Right Mood With Lighting
Often, rental properties only come with a ceiling light in each room and no mood lighting. Yet fairy lights or standing lamps can work wonders to make a home feel comfortable and snug.
5. Be Artistic
Usually, rental properties come with magnolia walls that are just crying out for some bold art pieces. If you can’t stretch to some actual paintings, why not frame some of your favourite posters? If you can’t secure them to the walls, just prop the frames against the wall for a relaxed and cool décor look.
6. Keep Your Feet Cosy
Whether your rental has a carpet or wooden flooring, adding a rug can bring a whole new life to your room. Your feet will love you for it, and you may also reduce your risks of losing your deposit as you won’t spill anything on your carpet!
7. One Statement Furniture Piece
If your property is furnished, it can be difficult to love the landlord’s furniture, especially if it happens to be mismatched and outdated. Investing in a statement piece of your own, such as a comfortable armchair, will help you bring a bit of yourself to your rented property.
8. Go Green
Plants inside the home bring a host of benefits. Not only do they add colour to your rooms, but they also keep the home fresh by giving off oxygen.
9. Reflect Light With A Mirror
If you have a dark hallway or small room, place a mirror strategically to reflect light and create the illusion of space.
10. Eliminate Clutter
Even though you rent your home, you don’t want it to feel as if you’re only there on a temporary basis. Keeping your things stored away in a coordinated and orderly fashion will allow you to really relax at home. Invest in storage solutions so your property will stay tidy and neat for as long as you live there.
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If you’re looking for a home to rent in London , call the team at Ashmore Residential today on 020 8366 9777 . As specialists in the local property market, we can help you find the ideal rental property.