Personalize Your Rental Apartment

5 Ways to Personalize Your Rental Apartment for 2022

Personalize Your Rental Apartment: Depending on the lease you’ve signed and the temperament of your landlord, you could find yourself in a space you are free to decorate as you wish or find yourself with very few options to pursue. But you’re paying to live here, you don’t want it to feel like a prison, so you’re going to do what you can to get it looking like somewhere you’d love to come home to every night. And we don’t blame you, so we’re here to help. Read on to find out all the renter-safe ways you can personalize your home and still get your deposit back.

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Artwork

We’ll start with the obvious. You, presumably, grew up in a parent’s house with only four walls to do with what you wish. You had the posters you kissed goodnight or ripped out of magazines. You know how to fill every crevice of a room with color.

Personalize Your Rental Apartment
Personalize Your Rental Apartment

You now have a lot more room to breathe. So don’t lose that energy. You have artistic flair and you have a lot of bald bare white walls that need some color, so go out into the world and find yourself a few pieces that really speak to you.

Or create your own. Abstract and simple artwork is really in right now, so even if you aren’t Van Gogh reincarnated you can grab a canvas and a few pots of paint to make something that’s truly unique to you. Just, maybe don’t fill every wall. It can bring on a headache.

Rent-safe wallpaper

There is a miracle invention hitting the DIY shelves and it is peel-and-stick wallpaper. It’s as easy as its name suggests and gives you loads of options for stark white rental walls. Get something with a bold pattern for a beautiful accent wall, or simply grab a colored roll to quickly revamp a room.

And the best part? Peel it off again when you’re leaving. It won’t leave a trace.

Refurbish furniture

Even in the age of, re-use, revamp, recycle, it might not have occurred to you that you can do that with furniture. There is a growing trend of people taking home a piece of furniture they found in a charity store, or digging something out of the loft, and giving it a revamp.

You can simply clean it up and give it a revarnish if you want to keep things natural, or you can paint it a bold color for a modern look with a few pennies.

Plus, usually these pieces are better quality than the flat pack built it yourself furniture we’ve all been using for the past few years. Long lasting and sturdy wood pieces just need a little TLC to look amazing in a boho-chic home.

Plants

As a meme once said: “Plants are the new pets, pets are the new babies”. The full effects of filling your home with plants is obvious when you see other homes filled with leafy friends.

They offer a boost of oxygen to the room, which will boost mood and productivity while simultaneously reducing stress and fatigue. Your immune system will better fight off colds, and your air will stay clean with plants absorbing toxins in the air and increasing humidity. Plus, they reduce noise levels, which is very helpful in an apartment.

So, fill any space that has natural light with some leafy plants to keep you feeling your best, and even give it a name if you’re so inclined.

Re-tile

Much like peel-and-stick wallpaper, there are peel-and-stick tiles. You can revamp a kitchen backsplash, bathroom wall or even a floor with stick down tiles that come in a variety of beautiful patterns.

Add a bit of color to your kitchen or bathroom or add a bold pattern to your floor to make the room feel a little less sterile. Plus, they’re waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about spilling out the bath.

Personalize Your Rental Apartment
Personalize Your Rental Apartment

Keep Your Stuff Safe

When you’re personalizing your apartment, you will want to keep it that way, safe and secure. There are hazards inside and outside your apartment that, without precautions and care, could threaten what you own and hold dear.

Cooking is a common fire-starter in homes, as are candles, electricals, and heating malfunctions. One of the best things you can do is be alert. Ensure that you’re aware what’s on or around your stovetop, candle, and heater is essential for avoiding accidents. With electricals, carry out safety tests and don’t overload plugs. You can personalize your space with clever lighting but be careful with how you power them.

Choosing the right insurance is paramount.  Apartment insurance in Florida covers your personal property, so you can be sure you’ve got your couch masterpiece and favorite games consoles covered. Should disaster strike, everything that belongs to you in the home, including your furniture will be covered by the policy and you will even be covered for accommodation if you are forced out of the apartment by a disaster.

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