It can be tricky making your flat share feel like home, but renting shouldn’t stop you from creating the cosy home you desire. Here are five ideas to make your flat share feel like home, without compromising your rental agreement.
Pick warm colours and textures
Faced with white walls in your living room that you can’t change? Balance them out by adding rugs, cushions, and throws featuring warm, rich colours. Pick natural materials over synthetics, as they have appealing warmth.
This doesn’t just apply to clothes in the colder months! Don’t forget to dress your bed with throws and cushions to create a cosy environment. Consider adding a curtain wall as a quick fix for extra texture and warmth.
Get the best lighting
One of the most important factors in making your flat share feel like home is making sure you get the lighting right – lighting can dictate the way a room feels. Have multiple light sources, including lamps, which help create a homely, cosy feel. And if you don’t have any dimmer lights, try replacing bright light bulbs in your lamps with ones with a warmer tone.
This is an instant win in the cosy stakes – displaying photos on the walls will instantly make your flat share feel like home. And if you’re not allowed to put anything up on the walls – use what you already have to make a cosy statement and display photos on the fireplace, shelving, or on top of cabinets to add character to the room.
Try removable wallpaper
Yes, this is a thing. You can find a wide range of designs online to suit your taste. It doesn’t leave any marks and can also be re-used!
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