Design tips & tricks for rentals

    With rental properties continuing to grow in popularity, Seeff provides the latest design tips and tricks to reshape your temporary home.

    After countless property viewings, you have finally located the temporary home of your dreams. However, just because you are renting, this does not permanently lock you into someone else's design style. 

    We share several design tips on elevating your temporary space while still appeasing your landlord's wishes, from pendant lights to washi tape and room dividers.

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    Tip 1: Pendant Lights

    An effective way to spruce up your temporary home, installing a fresh set of pendant lights that offer practical ambience is a discreet and straightforward solution that will make your house feel like a home with the push of a button. 

    Available in various styles, pendant lights are the perfect solution to bring new life (and light) to your rental home while keeping your landlord happy.

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    Tip 2: Room Dividers

    Implementing room dividers is another practical way to turn your rental space into a stylish place while maximising space. There are several benefits to using room dividers in your home, including affordability, functionality and enhanced privacy if necessary.  

    Available in a few different types, room dividers are a great solution to refurbish your rental home without upsetting your landlord.

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    Tip 3: Wall Décor

    Wall décor is the centrepiece of any renter-friendly home decorating effort. Deciding on your wall décor is crucial as it is the personal touch that makes your home appear and feel like yours distinctly. 

    There are many ways to spruce up the walls in your temporary space while keeping a smile on your landlord’s face, from clocks and mirrors and removable wallpaper to wall-mounted family photo albums.

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    Tip 4: Washi Tape

    Washi tape is a popular trend that continues to stick around. Washi tape, made from traditional Japanese paper, functions as decorative adhesive tape that is ideal for use in your rental home as it can be easily applied, removed and reapplied if necessary. Washi tape is also durable, waterproof, heatproof and biodegradable.

    Washi tape has many applications for decorating your rental space, and when it outlives its aesthetic value, or you feel for a change, peel it off, leaving no trace behind. Available in a massive variety of different styles, you are sure to find a washi tape design that resonates with you. 

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    Tip 5: Indoor Plants

    The addition of even a single indoor plant is a simple and effective way to spice up your rental home. Introducing plants into your temporary home environment yields a wealth of benefits, such as reducing stress levels, boosting productivity and more. 

    Easy to relocate with if necessary, indoor plants are available in many different types with varying sizes to suit your space needs. With so many choices, you are sure to find the right indoor plants to complete the beautiful aesthetic of your rental home.

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    Seeff has your back with the latest design tips and tricks to transform your temporary house into a semi-permanent home while still appeasing your landlord’s wishes.

    Visit Seeff’s Home Story blog for more property and home improvement tips.


    Author: Seeff Property Group
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