One of the biggest drawbacks about renting a home or an apartment is that you often do not have the ability to customize the place and really make it your own. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks renters can use to help them make that rented space their own.
While you might not be able to knock down walls and replace sinks and bathtubs, here’s a look at some tips and tricks renters have used that has helped give that rented space their own touch.
Ask the Landlord About Painting
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Many landlords do not care if you paint the walls as long as you paint them back when you move out. If you want to paint the walls ask the landlord in writing if it is acceptable to paint the walls. Just make sure you outline all the expectations they have for when you move out such as what color paint and when it needs to be done by.
Choose Creative Lighting
The way that you light your apartment can make all the difference in the world. Instead of having those flat overhead light fixtures consider investing in a small, creative lighting fixture that you can take with you when you move. It will not only light up the room but it will allow you to decorate your apartment the way you want.
Work With the Space
Apartments are famous for having rectangular rooms. However, these rooms often appear boxy and impersonal. Try to create small sections within the room for a customized look that has less of an apartment feel to it.
Using these tips will help you design your rented apartment.