5 ways to make your rented home feel like yours

It’s not always easy to stamp your personality on a rented property the way you could if your name were on the deeds, but there are lots of simple ways to make it feel more like a home, and less like a hotel room.

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1. Decorating

Check the terms of your rental agreement, or ask your letting agent for guidance before even picking up a paintbrush. Decorating a feature wall to your taste can make a huge difference, and brighten up the magnolia palette shade landlords go for.

2. Use the wall space

Pictures, photographs, transfers, murals: they all use dead space, and make a house into a real home. You may need permission to hang things on the walls, but there are plenty of products around that promise a temporary solution, such as stick-on hooks that can be removed when you leave.

3. Plants

There are lots

Home Improvement Projects Made Simple

Improper home improvement can negatively affect your home and your personal safety. You need to do a lot of research so that you don’t improperly construct something, go against safety regulations, improperly wire something or just create a hazardous environment. There are some tips listed below to help you start improving your home smarter and safer.

Keep your eyes peeled for major carpet sales at local home improvement stores. To achieve the carpet sales they need, they will offer installation at a greatly reduced price. This is a great time to have new carpet put into your home, as the cost of labor and installation often can exceed the cost of the actual product.

Don’t plan a home renovation just because you can or just because you have the money. Many times, projects that are designed for the sake of being projects end up missing some other vital component of …