Like most Filer renters, you want to get the most out of your home. Yet, if your rental house is on the small side, it can be hard to know how to maximize your space in a way that still feels personal. Nobody wants a rental home that feels narrow and messy. But on the other hand, few renters want a space that is blank or impersonal. Luckily, there’s no need to live with either extreme. Preferably, try following a few rental-friendly tips that can help you make your place look bigger – without sacrificing comfort or style.
When you are thinking about how to create a sense of space, interior designers often start with the walls and windows. Basically, light-colored walls make a room feel bigger. As a renter, you may not have much choice in your wall color, but most landlords will opt for white or neutral walls anyhow. It will work for your benefit.
Windows are another fundamental element of maximizing room space. Large windows will help add natural light and fresh air to the room. But if you don’t have large windows, there are ways to give the impression that your windows are larger than it is. For example, try hanging an oversized decorative shade over a small or odd-sized window to make it look like it is bigger than it is. Another way to give the impression of larger windows is to hang long curtains near the ceiling. By adding visual height to your windows, it can make the room look much bigger.
Using vertical space is another important part of how you can make your room look bigger. Anything you can do to draw the eye up will give an interior space a bigger feel. As a sample, try adding shelving high up on the wall to display some colorful home décor items. Just as window curtains, you can also hang shower curtains from the ceiling to make a little bathroom seem bigger. With a simple tension rod and a long, fashionable shower curtain, you can add a sense of height and beauty to your small bathroom.
To truly maximize the feel of space in your home, another ideal way is to incorporate reflective surfaces into your décor. Mirrors, lamps, and shiny décor items can all help bounce light around and turn the room look bigger and brighter. If you’ve got dark corners, try adding battery-operated decorative lights that you can attach directly to the wall or under a cabinet. With no wiring or wall damage required, these lights can make a little space look more versatile and spacious.
In the end, you can make your rental house feel bigger by choosing the right size of furniture for your space. Intending to squeeze large couches or other furniture into a small space will only make the room feel cramped and crowded. The same goes for dark furniture. Several pieces of dark furniture can make a room feel dark and small. Preferably, choose light, perfectly fit furniture for each room. If available, opt for a simple color palette and lighter colors. When putting furniture in each room, make sure that there is a clear area around each piece of furniture to give a sense of space. Increase that feeling of space by banishing clutter inside cabinets, organized on light-colored shelving, and in decorative bins.
By following these simple decorating tips, you can make your rental home feel larger and more spacious, too. Would you like more decorating tips for your rental house? Read more on Real Property Management Magic Valley blog or contact us today!
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