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October 22nd, 2015 by MichiganLiving Rental Decorating on A Budget: Cost Effective Ways To Make Your Home Feel Cozier

Moving in to a house for rent can both be an exciting and a disappointing experience. Why exciting? Well, you finally got a place for yourself– a place that you can call your own. But why disappointing? This is because most apartment come with plain walls, boring floorings and lots of decorating restrictions. With these in mind, how can you be able to design your new place in accordance to your personal preferences?

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Making a house for rent feel and look cozier may seem impossible but do you know that there are lots of ways that you can do that? Yes, you can! To help you out, here are some of the most affordable ways to make your home look homier:

Throw in some throw pillows.

Many people think that they need to buy new furniture in order to breathe life into their home. That is so not true. For your information, accessories have a great impact on how cozy your home will look. One of the most recommended accessories that you can use is no other than throw pillows. You can place throw pillows in your couch or over a chaise and you will be amazed with the instant cozy factor that it can bring.

Add some fuzz.

Nothing can look homier than fur. Just like throw pillows, all that you have to do is to place some fur wall hanging, carpet or throw in your couch, flooring, walls, windows and many others. These fuzzy materials can surely make your home feel all nice and toasty. If you do not have enough budget, you can just simply opt for many faux fur options.

Use string lights.

You do not have to wait for Christmas just so you can put up your string lights. Today, many people use string lights to make their place look more inviting and relaxing. Many experts recommend that you use copper wire string lights since it has a glitzy wire which can double the shimmering effects of the lights.

Layer some rugs.

Many home owners are already aware of the amazing things that rugs can do for the look of their home. This is why they try to incorporate a rug in their living space. If you thought that you can only use one rug in a room, you are wrong! Many interior designers invite you to pile your rugs up to create a more stylish look for your home.

Display some pictures.

There is no better way to inject a homey feel to your home than displaying photos of your family and friends. In addition to family photos, you may also wish to set up some of your travel photos.

It is true that you do not have to spend thousands of dollars just to create an inviting and peaceful living atmosphere. Just simply follow the tips that we have provided below and your dull looking rental will be a thing of the past.


26 responses to “Rental Decorating on A Budget: Cost Effective Ways To Make Your Home Feel Cozier”

  1. I’ve never rented before, but I can only imagine how much it sucks being limited to what you can do. I like to explore with colors and such.

  2. These are great tips to make a home feel warmer and more inviting. I’ve been seeing string lights incorporated into home decor a lot now, and I’d love to try out that trend!

  3. Shell says:

    Great ideas. I love the ideas of lots of throw pillows for color. And the vinyl wall hangings are a fun way to decorate without being permanent.

  4. Megan Elford says:

    String lights are awesome, I love how they warm up a room! I use them for special occasions, but there’s no reason not to enjoy them everyday.

  5. Regan says:

    These are such great tips. We’ve been in our house for more than 2.5 years and I still have to do quite a few of these.

  6. Savannah Miller says:

    I lived in my house since 2007 and have slowly brought new things into it to make it a home. I have to agree a simply thing like a photo or blanket really make things cozier. We got this cute electric fireplace in the one corner and it is my kiddos and my favorite place to sit down and read together. Simple, cheap, but made a huge difference 🙂

  7. I think having lots of cushions always makes a space seem cozy. I also like coffee table Art books to just glance at when you have a quiet moment.

  8. Mar says:

    As much as renting sucks, sometimes it can bring out your creative side! Great tips!

  9. I remember renting when I was in my early 20’s…the decor was horrible, lol! Back then I didn’t really care though, so that was a good thing 😉

  10. Jeanine says:

    We rent right now, and we had to do a lot for us to make it feel homey and cozy. I still have lots more to do but right now it’s great. These are some great tips.

  11. Tonya C says:

    As a renter for many years, I was the queen of decorating a space that had rental restrictions. Your tips are spot on! NOW…as a homeowner I am having a BLAST doing everything I wish I could have when I rented.

  12. Chantal says:

    This room is so incredibly beautiful! I rent so I absolutely love your suggestions, thanks!

  13. Angelic Sinova says:

    Adding in a few throw pillows definitely helps a lot. Who know adding a few little pillows could make such a huge difference to the overall look of a room, but it does <3

  14. These are really great tips! It doesn’t take a lot to make a difference in home decor. I used to love that HGTV show design on a dime because they would do so much with so little. Really inspires me to tackle my space!

  15. Lisa says:

    Great tips! I especially love the hanging some string lights. I never thought of that!

  16. I definitely love rugs in a home! And it’s an easy way to add colour or “fuzz” to a room if you’re renting 🙂

  17. I love these ideas! I am no interior designer by any stretch of the imagination, so any help is greatly appreciated 🙂

  18. I wish I was better a decorating. I love string light. I really want to add those into the decor!

  19. Eileen Kelly says:

    I love these ideas – we are about to start a redecorate I will be keeping all your info in mind

  20. Mykidsguide says:

    These are great decorating tips. We’ve rented an apartment before. It feels such a relief when we finally bought our home 3 years ago.

  21. Jennifer says:

    These are great! I rented for a few years, and you definitely have to get creative to make a place that’s not yours a home! These are also great ideas for a house…I’m really into rugs right now, so I’m always looking for new ones!

  22. Lisa Martens says:

    I love all your suggestions. I have had the same furniture for quite awhile but when I want to change my room up, new throw pillows are the first thing I grab. I think fabric, throws and rugs are all great at softening a space. I also love your suggestions about the strings of light. Lighting can really affect the feel of the room. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Rachel says:

    My parents are moving so they are renting for a year. I will have to share these tips with them.

  24. Bree says:

    Yes, to all these suggestions! Living in an apartment, it’s hard to make it feel homey. These will definitely help.

  25. A GEEK DADDY says:

    the string light suggestion brings back memories – we had our dorm room covered in Christmas lights one year at college.

  26. Courtney says:

    We’re so ready to get out of our cramped apartment and into a home. Until then, we’ve tried a few things to make our space feel more like home. Adding curtains, rugs and pictures made a huge difference.

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