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How to make your rental feel like home

By Kevin Kelly

Owning your own home is a boon for those who love to customise the space they live in. But for those who rent, the options are a lot more limited and you can't change everything you'd like to about the space you live in. But that doesn't mean nothing can be done; for occupants of Bunbury rentals, there's still a lot of things you can do to make your house feel like a home.

Here are five things you can do to make your rental property feel a little bit more like your own.

1. Hide old or ugly carpet with a rug

While you can't change the carpet or flooring in a house, you can cover it up with a rug. Find a large rug in a snazzy colour and use it to reinvigorate any room's flooring.

2. Invest in different forms of lighting

Much of the character of a space comes down to the way it's lit. Large windows create bright and open rooms, whereas rooms with few windows and weak lights can feel small and cramped even if they're physically not.

Changing window sizes and knocking down walls is clearly out of scope, but you can shape the light in a space using lamps and other lighting instruments. You can also add mirrors – they reflect a lot of light so can really brighten up a space.

3. Get some art on the walls

There might be nothing more personal in someone's house than the art they choose to put on the wall. Thankfully, it's something that you don't need to own your own home to do. Ask your landlord about the mounting methods you can use (picture hook, 3M strips et cetera) and get your favourite pieces up and proudly displayed.

4. Change the curtains

When it's nighttime and the curtains are drawn, their colour, texture and opacity can make a huge difference to the way a room feels. Plump and thick curtains can make a room appear more warm and inviting – great for spaces that are cold and boxy.

5. Find a place for some plants

Plants are a great way to bring a room to life. Not only can they look great if you've got the right colour scheme with your furniture, they can make a space healthier to live in too.

For more information on houses to rent in Bunbury, get in touch with the team at Ray White today.

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