Decorating a new rental home doesn’t have to break the bank
America’s top interior designers have affordable decorating tips to turn your rental into a home sweet home. Decorating your own space is exciting but it can be overwhelming when you’re trying to stay within your budget. Well, ditch that anxiety because it’s time to put all those hours scrolling Pinterest for dreamy rental décor inspiration to good use.
Top interior designers have 8 decorating tips that will make your space look less like a rental and more like your own, personal, ultimate sanctuary. Ready to check out the list? Here we go.
- Create an Action Plan
Experts agree that the most important thing you have to invest in when taking on this project is a measuring tape. That’s because space planning is the number one tool when it comes to interior design. First, take into account the sources of your natural light, then map out your plan of action.
- Optimize Your Space
Get imaginative about how to utilize each room of your rental. Top designers suggest renters invest in decorative elements like rugs and art to help define different zones. A few purposeful furniture positionings, dividers, or area rugs will help you utilize the most out of your space.
- Find the Best Light
Most interior designers will tell you that lighting is key. We’re not talking about natural light here. We’re referring to lamps and lighting fixtures. The most flattering light to use falls in the warmer temperature range, so don’t go too hot or too cold when it comes to your light fixtures. Switching out lighting is an easy fix to make a room feel a little less like a hospital waiting room and more like your favorite restaurant
- Look for Function in the Fashionable
A great design secret is to invest in shape-shifting pieces of furniture. Just look for pieces that do double work like a coffee table with storage, or one with a shelf for books and keepsakes. Also, when it comes to storage, think vertical. In your kitchen use wall racks or pegboards. Living rooms and bedrooms are the perfect spots for vertical bookshelves.
Throw pillows can be the key to completing any space and the easiest way to add that personal touch. Consider textures and pops of color when you buy these accessories. Plus, you can easily switch the covers to create a brand-new look at any time!
- Follow (Some) Design Rules
We tend to get a little self-centric when decorating but just remember, follow the golden rules of design. For instance, don’t let your eye level dictate the height of your artwork. Instead, do a little Google search for the universal standards when hanging art, shelves and light fixtures.
- Size It Up
Simplify your rental home by making sure the size of your furniture compliments the space of your rental. A larger statement piece can define a room and produce maximum impact.
- Be Transparent
When picking the furniture for your rental it may be worth searching for visual space-savers. Perhaps a glass top dining table or coffee table? Both can give a more open appearance while still being functional.
As the County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast is here to help you find the perfect rental property to decorate as you see fit. We represent premier long-term rentals in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and allow us to help you find your new home sweet home in West Ventura.