The significance of having your home cannot be emphasised enough. After spending a long day at school, college or at work, people come home to unwind, relax, and just be themselves. Even if you don’t own the place, it is still important to make your rental unit feel like home.
Given the fact that you have to abide by the landlord’s rules in a rental unit, it is understandable that renters may find it difficult to have a sense of ownership. Graana.com, Pakistan’s smartest property portal, has given some tips below to help change that.
Add More Plants
Plants can make any place seem more lively and bright. They are not only a rich source of oxygen, but they can also remove toxins and clean the air.
If you feel like you won’t be able to handle the regular upkeep, you can buy low maintenance plants for your space that don’t require much attention and care. Some examples are snake plants, dracaena plants etc.
For instance, if you get a house for rent in Islamabad, make sure you add a lot of plants in your house to complement the green aura of Islamabad.
If your rental house is smaller in size and can’t accommodate too many plants, you can buy small potted plants instead, for instance, money plant, mint etc. Instead of pots, you can also use water bottles.
Furniture with Added Storage
Living in a rental unit comes with numerous limitations, and one of them is the shortage of space for your belongings. However, furniture companies have now come up with smart solutions to tackle this issue.
Renters can opt for compact furniture with additional/hidden storage space or multipurpose and foldable furniture.
Light can change the vibe of any place. Nowadays there are plenty of options available for you to choose from, including fairy lights, galaxy lamps, warm lights etc.
Instead of changing all the light bulbs in your house, just add a lamp in a corner or tangle some fairy lights around plants or photo frames to add some character to the room.
Place More Rugs in Your Space
There are high chances that the decor of your rental place does not appeal to your personal style. However, you can still make some changes to it as per your taste.
For example, if you don’t like the flooring or carpets of the house, just add a rug to serve as a statement piece in any room. Some rugs can also be used as wall hangings for bare walls.
Anything that doesn’t need any external support to help stand upright is called freestanding furniture. This can also be easier to transport during the moving process.
Some of the instances of freestanding furniture are decorative ladders, bookshelves, cube units etc. You can use decorative ladders in the bathroom as towel hangings, while bookshelves and cube units can be used for displaying art and storing your books etc.
If you live far away from your family and friends, you can always put up pictures for a cosy and homely vibe, and to make it easier for you to settle in. There are many different types, colours, sizes, shapes and patterns that you can choose from, for various placements in the house, for example, next to your bedside table or for hanging on the walls etc.
Accessorise Your Rental
It is not necessary to make big changes to the rental; small decorations like tiny plants, vases, ornaments, wall hangings, etc. can enhance the look of your home to a great extent.
You don’t even need to purchase new items; instead, you can use DIY ideas for your home’s decor as well.
Living in a rental unit doesn’t mean that you will have to trade-off your style and comfort. For example, there are a lot of houses for rent in Karachi that are modern yet very affordable. The aim is to transform the place into your personal comfort zone. To achieve that, you don’t need to make drastic changes; instead incorporating little changes can elevate the appearance of your home and make it feel like your own.