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How to make your rental apartment feel like a home

I read recently that with home ownership continuing to fall across the country, it’s expected that almost around five million will be renting by the end of 2021. Unsurprisingly, this is due to rising house prices and wages that aren’t increasing enough, or not at all.

 

This got me thinking… with so many people having to rent, it’s important they’re able to make where they’re living feel like home. However, as a tenant, it’s more difficult to put your own personal stamp down. Here are some simple tricks that won’t break the bank - or your rental agreement – to help make your apartment feel like home…

 

Try and add some soft furnishings. These include rugs, patterned cushions and drapery. They can also help keep the heat in and the cold out, create a sense of cosiness and absorb noise. Throw pillows are also very popular, used on sofas, day beds and beds to bring a touch of elegance. Meanwhile table covers can help bring life to a dining table, whilst bedding can make a huge difference too.

 

The type and design of lighting can really change the way in which a room feels. This can be easily achieved with some stylish lampshades or table lights.

 

Plants are a fantastic way of injecting life into a room with their various colours, sizes and smells. You can use flowers too, although you’ll be replacing them on a far more regular basis.

 

Also think about pieces of art, photographs, wall art and candles. All of these go a long way to help a place feel like home, even if you’re renting. Good luck!

 

Here are some lovely rental properties for let which would make lovely homes... 

 

MILLENIUM HOUSE  - 2 bedroom contemporary apartment with a roof terrace 

 

VALE LODGE - 3 bedroom apartment with period features, close to the City centre

 

 

OLD WALCOT SCHOOL - 2 bedroom apartment in a unique building