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5 Ways to Update a Rental Home

Turn a house into a home sweet home with these tips from interior designer Peaches de Guzman-Grey

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

A rented home may limit you when it comes to adding personalized touches to the space but it shouldn't stop you from being creative! If you're tired of the look of your space, you can spruce it up easily without spending much. Here are decorating tricks to help you get started.

Hang pictures or framed artworks 

Wake up to a lively wall that showcases the things you love. You may also add reflective surfaces like mirrors to make your space look bigger and brighter.

Change your kitchen drawer pulls

You can swap them with a style that matches your kitchen’s interiors. There are a lot of options to choose fromjust make sure you keep the old ones so you can swap them back them before you move out.

Consider wall decals

These decorations are easy to stick and remove! Pick a design that works well with your interiors and style. How about quotes or photos that represent your passions and hobbies?

Click here for more tips about wall decals. 

Invest in lighting fixtures

If you think that your home lacks sufficient lighting, you may want to add a couple of floor and table lamps. You may also consider adding drop lights in the kitchen so you can work efficiently. The good thing about lamps is you can bring them with you when you move into your permanent home. Choose quality pieces that suit your needs.

Click here for more tips on buying lamps.

Use area rugs

Area rugs can serve different purposes. It can conceal unsightly flooring finishes while adding depth to your space. Depending on the look that you want to achieve, you may also choose a colorful rug to add a pop of color to your space and tie the whole look of your home together.

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