Making Your Rental Feel Like Home

Your home should be your own personal retreat, a place to relax after a long day at the office (or beach) and unwind. Even when you are renting, your home should reflect your own individual style. If you’re looking for a way to liven up your rental property and add some unique design, these tips are a great place to start!

Bring bright summer colors inside! Use fun, colorful rugs to dress up your floors and stand out against neutral tile and carpet. Or try placing a few patterned pillows or throws around the living room to add a pop of color.

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You can also think outside the box and piece together a collection of quirky fridge magnets or buy some thrift store/flea market picture frames to paint and fill them with your favorite quotes or sayings. The possibilities are endless!

Placing a mirror on the wall across from or perpendicular to a window can help bring light and a feeling of openness into a common area. Find a mirror with an interesting or intricate frame and you’ve scored a piece that doubles as art!

Tis the season for nurseries across the state to start offering a wide selection of flowers and plants. Grab a few decorative vases or plant stands and bring a little bit of nature into your living space. Not only will it add a touch of contrast to a stark living room corner, but house plants are known to clean the air and relieve stress! If you don’t have much of a green thumb, succulents may be the way to go.

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Don’t forget about your lanai or balcony; revamp your outdoor area and make the most out of living in the sunshine state! Create your own oasis by adding a cute bistro set with some outdoor cushions and enjoy dining alfresco.

Sometimes simply rearranging the layout of your furniture or adding a new accent piece can help bring new life to a space and reinvigorate you for the new season so don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get creative!