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Rental-Friendly Tips for Making Your Place Look Bigger

Small but Stylish Royal Oak RoomAs a Royal Oak renter, you want to get the most out of your home. Yet, if your rental house is on the small side, it can be hard to know how to maximize your space in a way that still feels personal. Nobody wants a rental home that feels congested and gloomy. But on the other hand, few renters want a space that is blank or impersonal. Luckily, there’s no need to live with either extreme. Rather, try following a few rental-friendly tips that can help you make your place look bigger – without sacrificing comfort or style.

If you are planning to create a sense of space, interior designers often start with the walls and windows. Most of the time, light-colored walls make a room feel bigger. As a renter, you may not have much choice in your wall color, but most landlords will opt for white or neutral walls anyway. It will probably be in your favor.

Windows are another fundamental element of maximizing room space. Large windows will help add natural light and a windy atmosphere to a room. But if you don’t have large windows, there are ways to give the impression that your windows are greater than they really are. For example, try hanging an oversized decorative shade over a small or odd-sized window to give the feeling that it is bigger than it is. Another way to give the impression of larger windows is to hang long curtains near the ceiling. By adding visual height to your windows, it can make the room look bigger.

Using vertical space is another important part of making any room appear to be bigger. Anything you can do to draw the eye up will give an interior space a bigger feel. For instance, try adding shelving high up on the wall to display some colorful home décor items. As well as window curtains, you can also hang shower curtains from the ceiling to make a little bathroom look bigger. With a simple tension rod and a long, attractive shower curtain, you can add a sense of height and beauty to your little bathroom.

To truly maximize the sense of space in your home, another excellent strategy is to incorporate reflective surfaces into your décor. Mirrors, lamps, and shiny décor items can all help bounce light around and make a room look larger and pleasant. If you’ve got dark corners, try adding battery-operated decorative lights that you can attach directly to the wall or under a cabinet. With no wiring or wall damage required, these lights provide an illusion that makes a small space look more open and functional.

Lastly, you can make your rental house feel bigger by choosing the right size of furniture for your space. Attempting to squeeze large couches or other furniture into a small space will only make the room feel cramped and crowded. This also applies to dark furniture. All those pieces of dark furniture can make a room feel dark and small. As an alternative, choose light, accurately estimated furniture for each room. As much as possible, opt for a simple color palette and lighter colors. When putting furniture in each room, make sure that there is a clear area around each piece of furniture to give a sense of space. Improve that sense of space by banishing clutter inside cabinets, organized on light-colored shelving, and in decorative bins.

By following these simple decorating tips, you can make your rental home feel larger and more spacious, too. Would you like more decorating tips for your rental house? Read more on Real Property Management Silverstone blog or contact us right now!

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