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If you just graduated, you're going to live with your partner, or you're renewing your lease, there's a good chance you're living in a rented apartment. Studies show that more people are renting that at any time in the last 50 years. We will let ourselves in.
Of course, there are many advantages to living in a rent. You do not have to worry about the expenses of HOA or oversee the major renovations, moreover it is likely that your monthly rent A lot less than a mortgage. The other side of the coin? A lack of design freedom.
See, most of the locations have a lot of rules. No new layer of paint, no holes in the walls, and you certainly can not tear down that superfluous wall to create an open plan. After a couple of months or years of life in the same place with the same restrictions, your eye for design can easily be stunted.
But what if we were to tell you it did not have to be this way? That one we are ways to revive your space without losing your security deposit? Here are 10 ways approved by experts to improve your rental apartment:
1. Invest in the Peel-n-Stick background
"There are so many great options out there and it's not difficult to install: it's low effort and high performance, and some are even reusable!" Flavor Paper, Tempaper and Chasing Paper are some great companies that create beautiful options. " –Susan Petrie, principal of Drawings of Petrie Point
2. Layer Up
"Some of the best and most effective ways to improve your rental apartment is to add layers of light, texture and storage space. [temporary] Wall lamp or oversized ceiling light: immediately add an architectural feature that offers BIG style, focus and visual interest. Select a piece of instruction that will also serve as an activity and atmosphere lighting in an otherwise simply illuminated space. Secondly, play with storage. By installing cheap modular cabinets of different sizes, you not only organize objects, but you can create a dramatic moment. " -Laura Muller, owner, director and CEO of Four-point design construction
3. A lightbulb moment
"Most of the time, rent lighting is blah, [but new lighting] turn your space into a wow moment. Pro advice: hire a professional to carry out wiring so as not to cause electrocution or potential danger. Table Lamps or Wall Applique-About has some great-add visual interest and a light layer for a room. You also have the advantage of unplugging when you move! " -Grant K. Gibson, interior decorator
4. Take Crafty in the kitchen
"Change the knobs in the kitchen or bathroom, put old ones in order to replace them before leaving." -Alessandra Wood, interior design expert and style director at Modsy
5. Double decorations
"It mimics the appearance of the built-in with floor-to-ceiling shelves and you can even have shelves with doors, which is a great way to make sure your home is clear of space." -Alessandra Wood
6. Beautiful bed linen
"The clean and clean beds will really increase your bedroom: if you do not have the budget to get all the new beds, you can add a surprising level of gloss with some new cushions and a cozy throw". -Arlyn Davich, president of the brand of Allswell
7. From wall to wall
"Hang the mirrors in the entrances and corridors [as well as] art in living rooms and bedrooms. This immediately gives a sense of home ". -Caroline Grant and Dolores Suarez, co-founders of Dekar Design
8. We are Floored
"Instead of floor coverings and fixtures for permanent floors, opt for a rug or mat for unique areas.If the items are durable enough to withstand time and use, they can easily be replicated along the way." -Sandy Chilewich, founder and creative director of Chilewich
9. All about accessories
"Focus on simple, affordable rental upgrades – you can upgrade accessories, cushions, throws, curtains, and some simple swaps can really change the look of your space." -Nicole Gibbons, interior designer and founder of Clare
10. Slow and steady
"Take the time to choose the furniture you love, you will use it with appreciation and more likely you will keep it in time even if you move, a useful and green philosophy."-Kyle Marshall, creative director of Bunny Williams Home