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