Sometimes it can be difficult navigating a new apartment or rental because you aren't entirely sure of the limitations you are faced with regarding what you can and cannot do while decorating. However, there are plenty of ways you can make your rental feel more like home without losing out on your security deposit.
Like with any move, you want to unpack quickly and get settled in as soon as possible. It won't feel like a real home if you find yourself living out of suitcases and boxes for weeks on end. Get everything out and remember that you can always reorganize later if you aren't happy with how everything was put away.
One of the biggest ways to make an apartment or rental feel like home is by decorating and adding that personal touch to the space. If you don't, you will continue to live in a space that you feel isn't yours. Many people found that by not hanging their photos or placing their Knick Knacks out, they feel as if their apartment lacked personality and they regret not decorating sooner.
When decorating, there are many ways you can hang photos and art without damaging the walls. You can also use removable stickers and other décor to adorn the space and not have to worry about anything becoming damaged.
Never Be Afraid to Ask
If you are ever unsure of whether or not you can do something in the apartment, it never hurts to talk to the landlord. The worst that can happen is they say no, right? Maybe they will let you install a few shelves or even paint a wall or two as long as you put everything back into its original condition when you move out.
Experiment with Lighting
Instead of dealing with plain, boring lights in the apartment, why not play around with statement lamps, desk lamps, floor lamps, and even candles. You can create ambient lighting that adds to the space and shows off your personality a bit more.
Finally, another easy and affordable way to make the apartment feel more like home is by dressing the windows. Don't attach yourself to drab curtains. Instead, pick out something you love and use them to personalize the rest of the space.
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