How to Make Your Rental Feel “Homey”
Making a rental feel like home is a job that can be extremely challenging. You have to worry about adapting to a new location and unpacking all of your belongings all while trying to make it as smooth of a transition as possible. Making your rental feel like home may be one of the last things that you want to worry about, but in the end it will be worth it. It will be much easier to adapt to your new life once you feel comfortable in your rental home. Here are some ways to turn your rental into your home.
Get unpacked quickly
It can be difficult to find the strength to unpack all of your belongings right after having to move them all, but it will help a lot with the transition. Try to unpack your boxes as quickly as possible. It’s a lot more difficult to call a place home if you’re having to constantly go through boxes to find things you need for your everyday life.
Put decorations on the walls
Adding your personal style to the walls of your rental can really transform it to feel much more homey. It can be frustrating to have to continually put up and take down decorations and hauling them from home to home, but the personal touch that wall decorations have can really change the feeling of your rental.
Change light fixtures and bring your own lighting
Often times rentals don’t have all the sufficient lighting that you may need. Adding your own personal light fixtures can add a personal touch to your rental. Don’t be afraid to use lamps and other lights throughout your house.
Determine your own layout
Living in a house that is completely designed by the past owner doesn’t help the rental feel more homey. There’s nothing that says you have to keep the layout that you move into. To make your rental feel more homelike, it may be a good idea to change the layout of rooms and furniture.
Paint or add wall decals
Paint can change the look of a home entirely. Choosing your own color to put on the walls can transform the whole place. Some rentals may not allow you to paint the walls. In this case adding wall decals can have a similar effect as paint. Add clocks, pictures of your family, or any other wall decals that you may enjoy all throughout your home. Bare walls can make your home feel generic so adding pictures and decorations to your wall will help bring that homey feeling.
Moving can be stressful and extremely time consuming. Making your rental feel more homey can help with your transition. These ideas can turn a rental into a home. If you live in the Cedar City area and want to learn more about rentals contact Real Property Management Cedar City at (435) 586-1777.
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