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How to Make Your Rental Apartment Feel Like Home
February 7, 2019

Renting has become the preferred way of living, especially among young adults. With the freedom to move at a moments notice and the ability to avoid the high costs associated with purchasing a home, do you blame them? With that being said, living in an apartment isn’t always ideal – especially when it comes to making changes to the space. With a little bit of clever styling and bringing in your personal belongings into the space, your new apartment will feel like home in no time.

Unpack Quickly

The worst part of moving is having to pack and unpack. What’s even worse is having to live in a new apartment with piles of boxes taking up space. By making unpacking a priority and getting those boxes out of the space you won’t have to worry about digging through them for everyday items such as utensils, clothing, and toiletries. Don’t worry about organizing all of these items in your new space, focus on getting them out of the boxes so you can recycle the boxes and have extra space.

Make a Few Inexpensive Swaps

Moving is expensive and sometimes purchasing all new home decor and furniture is not in the budget. Instead, work with the items you have from your previous residence and replace some of the items that are getting old with new, inexpensive options. Even the smallest updates make a big difference!

Inexpensive Updates:

  • – Showerheads
  • – Cabinet knobs/pulls
  • – Curtains
  • – Removable wallpaper


Work with What You Have

Take advantage of the natural light to show off your new space, incorporate the wall and flooring color into your decor, and get creative with your storage solutions. These aspects together all allow you to create a space that works best for you.

Incorporate Personal Items

The easiest way to make your new space feel like home is by incorporating personal items into your decor. Whether it’s a blanket knitted by grandma or photos with your friends, by adding these items through the rooms in your apartment, you will instantly feel like you’re at home!


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