In Toronto, renting a property over buying one is common. With younger individuals having a difficult time finding their forever home, many have turned to renting condos and homes until they are ready to make a purchase.

 

The problem with renting is that many don’t want to invest in renovations because they are not going to be there permanently, or they simply are not allowed.  But there are ways to make a rental property feel unique and more like home. With a few simple changes, your temporary home could feel more permanent and reflect your style.

 

A Fresh Coat Of Paint

 

This is probably one of the most obvious ways to make your space feel for more at home. Check with the landlord first – they may want you to paint the colour back to its original hue before you move out. If you get the green light, feature walls are much easier to tackle as opposed to painting every room.

 

Removable Wallpaper

 

Removable wallpaper is an amazing invention. With thousands of unique designs, you can transform large rooms with a feature wall that has unique, pretty or bold patterns or an entire small room. Removable wallpaper can be a little more pricey than standard wallpaper, but the results are fantastic and give you an opportunity to make your rental your own.

 

Replace Items Such As Shower Heads, Light Fixtures, Blinds / Curtains

 

 

Sometimes when you move into a home, things like light fixtures and window treatments don’t quite reflect your style. Little swaps like changing the light fixtures and even swapping out your showerhead for something that feels more luxury can make things feel more permanent.

 

Remove Cupboard Doors

 

Exposed cupboards are a thing! If you are super organized and have beautiful dinnerware and glassware to display, you can remove the cupboards off their hinges for a more exposed look. It’s a different way to add more character to your kitchen and make it feel less like someone else’s space.

 

Add Area Rugs

 

Area rugs are a great way to add more life to your rental. It’s easy to find a few that reflect your style and add texture and colour to your temporary space. If you have carpeted floors, depending on how neutral they are, you can layers rugs over the carpet so you fall in love with the space more.

 

Replace Mirrors Where Possible

 

 

If there are installed mirrors (in bathrooms etc.), try swapping them out with a framed mirror that reflects your style. It makes your bathroom feel. Mirrors are a huge trend right now and there are lots of great styles to choose from.

 

Add Colour And Patterns

 

From shower curtains, window curtains, throw pillows and more, don’t be afraid to play with patterns and colours. These fun pops of colour will make your vanilla rental feel more welcoming and warm.

 

Mount Photos And Artwork Without Putting Holes In The Walls

 

Not allowed to put holes in the wall? You can buy mounts that stick to the wall and pull away without pulling off the pain and damaging the surface. This will give you the opportunity to hang your memories, cherished artwork and prints.

In Toronto, renting a property over buying one is common. With younger individuals having a difficult time finding their forever home, many have turned to renting condos and homes until they are ready to make a purchase.

 

The problem with renting is that many don’t want to invest in renovations because they are not going to be there permanently, or they simply are not allowed.  But there are ways to make a rental property feel unique and more like home. With a few simple changes, your temporary home could feel more permanent and reflect your style.

 

A Fresh Coat Of Paint

 

This is probably one of the most obvious ways to make your space feel for more at home. Check with the landlord first – they may want you to paint the colour back to its original hue before you move out. If you get the green light, feature walls are much easier to tackle as opposed to painting every room.

 

Removable Wallpaper

 

Removable wallpaper is an amazing invention. With thousands of unique designs, you can transform large rooms with a feature wall that has unique, pretty or bold patterns or an entire small room. Removable wallpaper can be a little more pricey than standard wallpaper, but the results are fantastic and give you an opportunity to make your rental your own.

 

Replace Items Such As Shower Heads, Light Fixtures, Blinds / Curtains

 

 

Sometimes when you move into a home, things like light fixtures and window treatments don’t quite reflect your style. Little swaps like changing the light fixtures and even swapping out your showerhead for something that feels more luxury can make things feel more permanent.

 

Remove Cupboard Doors

 

Exposed cupboards are a thing! If you are super organized and have beautiful dinnerware and glassware to display, you can remove the cupboards off their hinges for a more exposed look. It’s a different way to add more character to your kitchen and make it feel less like someone else’s space.

 

Add Area Rugs

 

Area rugs are a great way to add more life to your rental. It’s easy to find a few that reflect your style and add texture and colour to your temporary space. If you have carpeted floors, depending on how neutral they are, you can layers rugs over the carpet so you fall in love with the space more.

 

Replace Mirrors Where Possible

 

 

If there are installed mirrors (in bathrooms etc.), try swapping them out with a framed mirror that reflects your style. It makes your bathroom feel. Mirrors are a huge trend right now and there are lots of great styles to choose from.

 

Add Colour And Patterns

 

From shower curtains, window curtains, throw pillows and more, don’t be afraid to play with patterns and colours. These fun pops of colour will make your vanilla rental feel more welcoming and warm.

 

Mount Photos And Artwork Without Putting Holes In The Walls

 

Not allowed to put holes in the wall? You can buy mounts that stick to the wall and pull away without pulling off the pain and damaging the surface. This will give you the opportunity to hang your memories, cherished artwork and prints.

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