The older I get, the more I value the meaning of “HOME.”
A home is so much more that a building with walls and windows. Whether you live in an apartment, a townhome, a trailer, or a house, there are many things you can do to make it feel like “home.”
Your home is a representation of your family, the things you like, enjoy, or make you smile.
If you are looking for ways to make your home fit (or reflect) your family’s style, Rentals.com has great tips to help personalize your place.
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I found many helpful ideas in their online articles, like How to Decorate Your Rental Home to Look and Feel Bigger, Quick and Easy Ways to Update Your Rental Home Décor, and Tips to Use Space Wisely in Your Rental Home.
Though many of the articles are written for renters, the tips they share in these articles can really be applied to any home.
If you’ve recently moved to a new house (like me) Rentals.com has the information you’ll need to make your new home reflect your personal taste.
In the article, Rental Home Decorating Basics, I found some tips on how to find your decorating style.
Pick up some interior design magazines, browse online or visit your library for ideas.
I LOVE looking through magazines, don’t you?
But sometimes, I forget that I can look at magazines at my local library too. I need to do that sometime soon!
After looking at many magazines and online resources , I began to find that I am drawn to a cottage feel in my home.
Which explains why I decided to go with open shelving in my kitchen.
Online inspiration, like the picture below, also helped my husband and I decide what type of trim we wanted on our new addition windows.
Now that I feel I have a good handle on what my style is, it is time for me to start finding pieces of furniture for our new addition that fit within my decorating style.
Our new master bedroom is a blank canvas right now.
We have a huge space that needs to be filled with furniture. I have a few pieces, but I am going to need a lot more, especially for my sitting area.
But I have one main problem: lack of money.
Oh…you can relate?!
They have many suggestions for finding cheap furniture, but here is one I wanted to share:
Another good place to look is at work or school. Check with the office manager to see if there’s an old desk or chairs you can take off their hands. Many office buildings even cycle out their lounge or waiting room furniture every so often, so you may find items for your living room, as well as a home office.
Remember, you can always slipcover a piece of furniture to make it look like new. For example, I slipcovered an old office chair for my office in our previous home.
Or maybe you could find some old shelves or lockers to use in your new space.
Lockers are all the rage right now!
So, whether you’ve lived in your home for a while or have just moved into a new one, Rentals.com has tricks to help personalize your home:
Check out this article called, What is Your Home Decorating Style?
Maybe you are not a home owner yet. You may be in college or still living with your parents.
When you’re ready for a new place to call home, Rentals.com has the information you’ll need to find the perfect property for your family – choose from rental houses, apartments, condos or townhouses.
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