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How to Make Your Rental Feel “Homey”

Making a rental feel like home is a job that can be extremely challenging. There is so much to be done and the stress can pile on. 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. Adapting to your new living situation can be much easier once you feel comfortable in your rental home.

Get unpacked quickly

Unpacking may not be the most fun thing to do but it is absolutely necessary. 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 homier. It may seem pointless putting up decorations that you know you will have to one day take down but the personal touch that wall decorations have can really enhance your rental.

Paint or add wall decals

Paint can make a rental feel much homier. Some rentals may not allow you to paint the walls so you could add wall decorations to have a similar effect. Bare walls can make your home feel generic so adding pictures, clocks, and other wall decorations can change the place to feel much homier.

Determine your own layout

Living in a house that is completely designed by the past owner may not be the best idea. There’s nothing that says you have to keep the layout that you move into. Change the layout of rooms and furniture to add your own personal touch to your rental.

Change light fixtures and bring your own lighting

Lighting in rentals are often times not the best. Adding your own light fixtures can help with the lighting and will add a personal touch to your rental. Don’t be afraid to use lamps and other lights throughout your house.

Moving can be stressful and extremely time-consuming. However, making your rental feel homey can help with your transition into your new living space. These ideas can turn a rental into a place you call home. If you live in the San Antonio area and want to learn more about rentals contact Real Property Management Alamo at (210) 787-3876.


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