Making your rental feel like home can make it feel more like yours, rather than just a temporary residence. With Apartment Therapy's tips, you'll be feeling like you belong in your new apartment in no time!
The first tip is to change out the standard issue light fixtures for ones that you really like. You can always take them with you when you leave. Put them on a dimmer for extra flexibility.
Even though you are renting, this is your home and treat it is such. Approach it as your space to play, work and relax!
Save your boxes so next time they are at your fingertips. Just break them down and put them under the bed!
Get a toolbox with the basic things you will need to hang pictures, put together furniture, and fix stuff. It will make your life a lot easier and save you from using a high heel as a hammer or a butter knife as a screwdriver!
Don't hang onto the unpacked box that you keep moving with you. If you haven't unpacked it, consider whether you actually need it or not. If it's important to you, give it a home, if it's not, give it away to a friend or charity.
Paint can transform a room cheaply. Talk to your landlord and see if they will let you repaint, if you put it back to a white or neutral when your lease is over. If they aren't agreeable to that, check out temporary wall paper or wall stickers to make a change.
Hang beloved artwork and personal pictures on the wall. You can easily fill in nail holes when you leave, so go ahead and surround yourself with what makes you happy.
Unpack your stuff! The sooner you've got all those boxes cleared away and things in their rightful place, the sooner you'll feel at home!