There are lots of benefits to renting an apartment or house – fewer responsibilities when it comes to maintenance and upkeep, the ability to pick up and move when you’re ready, and for most people, it just makes more sense financially. But there are also some draw-backs. When you’re renting, you don’t always have the freedom to make long-term or permanent changes to your living space. But that doesn’t mean you have to just accept the features of your rental property as-is. You can still add fun, personal touches to make your rental house feel like home.
The first place to start is paint (be sure to check with your landlord or property management first to see if they have any restrictions on the kinds of colors you can use). Paint is the easiest, most cost-effective way to personalize and liven up a room. Even if you have smaller rooms, don’t be afraid to use bold colors. A small room or hallway can really make an impact when you choose a bold paint color for the walls (and no, in most cases a bold color will not make your room look smaller).