Spring is a time of change and often brings sunshine and warmer temperatures. As trees bud, wildflowers blossom, and animals and wildlife begin to come out of hibernation, which signifies a season of new growth, these changes offer the opportunity to brighten up your rental property.
When it comes to decorating a rental property, there are a few limitations to consider, as many landlords don’t allow any permanent improvements to their buildings. The extent of the changes that can be made is entirely up to the landlord; some will let you paint or make minor adjustments. It’s important to check with your landlord before making any of these changes.
So, how can you decorate your rental property? Take a look at our simple tips:
Change Bedding and Pillows
Add a splash of colour by adding more vibrant bedding and throw pillows. This will brighten up the space and allow natural light to flow freely throughout the house. Choose bedding and throw pillows that compliment the theme of each room. For spring, use contemporary patterns for comforters, pillows, and pillow covers. Replace cushions with lively colours and add bright cushions to couches and chairs.
Spring is a time for growth and greenery, so there’s no such thing as having too many houseplants this season. Indoor plants can brighten a room, bring life to a space, and improve your general health and wellbeing.
Creating plant features in your rental property is a great way to feed your fundamental affinity for nature and natural processes. It’s also good to introduce these natural materials, colours, textures, and patterns to evoke a feeling of nature and create spaces that energize.
So, how can you make use of greenery in a rental property?
You can incorporate a ficus or rubber tree – these can add height to empty spaces or can be placed behind a sofa. Alternatively, if you prefer a flowering plant, the hoya plant is a great choice.
When it comes to your outside areas, you can incorporate a little herb garden, with basil or rosemary, which makes for a nice feature, and will give you something fresh and organic for your meals.
Buy a Statement Rug
If your carpets are looking dull, or you want to cover up your wooden flooring, statement rugs are a great way to brighten up your rental property for spring. A bold rug may hide flaws and change the look of a room, while also protecting the floor, which is perfect for a rental property. To show off some of your personality, choose a rug that blends your favourite patterns and colours.
It's important to remember that the size of your room and the layout of your furniture are the two most important factors to consider when choosing your new rug. This is a great way to add a bright spring touch to your rental property, without making any permanent changes.
Hang Artwork and Pictures (Without Nails)
Personal photos, popular art, and one-of-a kind wall décor can instantly personalise your rental property, which can change the mood to make it feel comfortable and welcoming. You can hang your frames without damaging the paintwork by using damage free hanging strips. These can be bought on websites like Amazon. Incorporate pictures or drawings of flowers and greenery to give your property a spring update.
Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space
You can transform your property with just a few easy outdoor modifications, whether you have a balcony, a small terrace, or a little back garden. With some tactile furniture, you can embrace your outdoor space, however small it may be. Outdoor rugs are a great way to make your garden more attractive, comfortable, and colourful. For extra seating, invest in foldable chairs or outdoor floor cushions. Start container gardening with little pots, hanging baskets, or window boxes to freshen up your rental property.
For more advice on updating your rental property, contact our friendly local agents, who will be happy to help.