Have you ever been in a situation where you want to make your space yours without having the luxury of being able to make any permanent changes to the space? While living in a rental home or condo, or just wanting to spruce your space up on a budget, we’ve compiled five go-to tips that will help you turn your space in to a place that you are proud to call home:
- Paint: The power of a few coats of paint is huge. If your landlord will let you paint you should absolutely take them up on this. Painting a soft, bright neutral colour on your walls will provide you with a backdrop that not only will help with resale, but will allow your furniture and accessories to be the forefront of the room. Your landlord won’t allow you to paint? Try putting together a small visual (think mood board) that you have for the room so they can see that you aren’t going to go to wild and crazy with the wall colour.
- Add Wall Decals: Wall decals are often inexpensive and a great way to personalize a room to your own specific tastes. Decals are easily removable and don’t damage the walls – so have fun with these because you can peel them off once you need to turn your house/condo over to the next person and there will be no trace of what was once on the walls.
- Hang Art: Putting your own artwork up on the walls will help the space to feel more permanent. It is also a great way to showcase your personality without having to leave anything behind. If you are not allowed to put nails in the wall, there are some great hanging systems that stick directly on your wall and are completely removable once you are done with them!
- Focus on Accessories: Bring in lots of personality and colour through textiles and accessories that you can take with you when you move. Add toss cushions, area rugs, drapery, and décor items throughout to reflect your own personal style throughout the space.
- Visit the Edmonton Fall Home Show (October 15-17, 2021 at the EXPO Centre) for retailers sharing their newest products, inspiration from trendiest designers, and lists of trades that can help you achieve a designer space!
Jessica recently sold and moved out of her infill skinny home and into a 1952 rental character home while she and her husband build their dream home. She’s had to get creative in making the house feel like home for the next year. Depending on how long you’re in your rental space for, you could even take it a step further and replace light fixtures – in Jessica’s case, it wouldn’t be worth the extra cost, but it’s definitely worth brining up with your landlord!
Don’t miss our G I V E A W A Y! We are giving away four tickets to the Edmonton Fall Home Show! Be sure to check out our Instagram page to enter!
Until our next post,
Jessica + Elysia ❤