If you’re someone who likes doing things their way, renting a space can be a nightmare. For one, you can’t make any permanent structural changes. Two, you can’t really do anything about the layout which can literally make or break a space. Three, it requires a lot of thoughtful planning to transform a dull space into a lively one.
Simply put, the journey from a cramped to a spacious place, from a characterless to an authentic home, and from an old-dingy hole to a vibrant home space is one that requires a little effort and a lot of smart planning.
To get you started on this journey, we bring to you 5 handy tips from the experienced lot about everything “renting” related:
1. DIY should be your Designing Mantra
Whether it’s making dreamcatchers or repainting a chest, there’s a lot you can do if you take the DIY approach. There are plenty of cool platforms like Nifty for example that offer simple yet creative ideas to suit your requirements. Engage in simple projects like hanging shelves or retiling your mouldy bathroom floor but make sure to get your landlord’s permission first. The idea is simple: make the best use of what you have used innovative design as your single tool.
2. Become a Rentoholic!
Renting furniture makes financial and logical sense. Think about it. You get access to utilitarian products without the hassle of buying and maintaining them. Plus, it’s easier on the pocket, you can opt for a different design when boredom sets in, and you get beautiful yet functional furniture at a fraction of the effort and of course, cost. Furlenco is a good place to start. Browse through the diverse furniture collections and be rent-smart!
3. Clutter is a Sin
Believe in the old adage, “Less is more.” Removing clutter and strategically storing the necessary items can save you a world of trouble. Go with your instinct and edit your space accordingly. You could opt for trendy organizers or stylish bins to store extra stuff or simply stash away things you don’t need immediately under cabinets or in overhead cupboards.
4. Accessorizing is Key
Experimenting and layering with accessories in terms of colour, textures, and patterns becomes a way of life. From bright vases to oversized cushions, small decorative items can instantly boost the vibe of a place. Additionally, on the plus side, you can keep changing the decor in case it starts getting monotonous. Expert tip: Be on the constant lookout for modernistic art and minimalistic accessories (lamp shades, sculptures, etc.) for a visually grand uplift.
5. Their Catchphrase: “It’s a Temp Job”
From photo art and wall decals that accentuate spaces to recycled shelves and exquisite lighting solutions, removable or temporary decor are all the rage now – and for good reason! They’re damage-free, modernistic in style and don’t cost you your deposit. Simply take it out and you’re done!
What kind of secrets do you have under your belt when it comes to renting furniture? Share with us in the comments section below.