Often, renters shy away from decorating their space when they don’t know how long they’ll be staying. However, there’s no reason to tolerate a sad, dark apartment just because it’s not yours. You can make it yours! No matter where you live or how long you will be there, it’s important for your home to feel like you. 

Here are some tips to give you an idea of where to start.  

Invest in an expensive-looking sofa

Because you’re limited to the customizations you can make in a rented unit, you might want to spend your money on high ticket items you can take with you when you move. When chosen wisely, a gorgeous sofa doubles as a statement piece. Throw in some pillows for color and texture and you’ll have a nice, cozy living room.

Come to Ava’s Attic to see all of our chic, modern and elegant pieces. Like this beautiful white sofa with throw pillows to match.

Choose furniture that looks good and is easy to move

Renters understand resisting the urge to buy furniture you love because you’re worried about what to do if it doesn’t fit with your next home. 

You can always address this dilemma by choosing furniture that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional!

Consider investing in furniture that doesn’t require installation and is easy to move from place to place, such as this gorgeous pair of rolling tables from Ava’s Attic. They’re a great choice whether you are a renter or a homeowner.

Beautify your headboard

An oversized headboard can help anchor your bedroom and make the walls look more filled-in. It takes very little effort to fill the void of a large wall space. Best of all, you can take it when you leave and reattach it to your next bed.

At only $299, this King Metal headboard is a steal! We also have a large selection of chalk painted headboards.

Decorate with Lighting Fixtures

Lighting fixtures are a great way to add style and personality to your living space. Additional lighting also brightens up your rental and makes it feel more homey. 

For short term renters, a pair of lamps is often a good choice, as they are easy to carry when you move out. This set from Ava’s can add warmth and comfort no matter where you’re renting.

Go green

Plants never fail to add life to a home. Rental spaces in particular have a tendency to feel dark and gloomy. Adding some greenery is an inexpensive way to make a rental feel more welcoming and homey, plus, they help filter your indoor air. 

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to decorate an apartment or condo without breaking the rules of your lease, and most of the options above don’t require excess time, effort or money. 

Give some of these tips a try and let us know how it goes. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for awesome deals!

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