Showing renters (or parents of renters) how to make a rental feel like home.
Hi there! If you don’t know my story I am a Realtor® by day and a home blogger at night. In this year’s crazy (Denver-everywhere) market many young professionals and families are reluctantly renewing their leases until the market settles.
I am here to cheer all of you renters (or parents or renters) and show you how to make a rental feel like home.
5 THINGS TO MAKE A RENTAL FEEL LIKE HOME
Extension cords are the workhorse for rentals where outlets might be in awkward spaces. Some of you might have seen this tip on my youtube channel.
I have a box dedicated to these guys. I found mine for like $7.00 from Target. Extension cords are so useful around the house. Especially helpful when you have them handy before moving that huge heirloom piece from your grandmother.
2. Oversized Frames
Stick with me on this one because you might be thinking, “I can’t nail prints into the walls, Laura”
I got you. If you buy oversized frames you can tilt those frames on an entry table or dresser. Oversized frames add height, color and personality to a space.
Never underestimate the power of a tilt. Just tilt it and forget it.
This print below is tilted and you may recognize the pattern from this hack.
3. THROWS + PILLOWS
Did you ever think why hotels always feel like a hotel and yet an Airbnb or a VRBO feels more like home?
Throws and pillows.
Yep, a throw and pillows are what every renter needs in their home. It’s a commitment that you are staying awhile.
Want to score double points on how to make your rental feel like home?
Add a basket.
Baskets add a healthy balance between clutter and containment-especially in a small rental.
5. NOISE BUSTERS
When I work with first-time buyers they always share what they don’t like about living in a 10 story apartment rental. The noise. Not all rentals have adequate noise abatement measures.
Fans work too! A fan generates a bit of a breeze in a stale room and adds some white noise to your surroundings. I have this one and it has several settings.
And, speaking of windows – window ledges offer a bit of additional space. Think of a window ledge as a console table.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Here are a few wall decor options that don’t require nails.
These work well if you are allowed to use these.
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