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Rental-Friendly Tips for Making Your Place Look Bigger

Small but Stylish Sun Valley RoomAs a Sun Valley renter, you want to get the most out of your home. However, if your rental house is on the small side, it can be hard to know how to maximize your space in a way that still feels personal. Nobody wants a rental home that feels uncomfortable and dim. But on the other hand, few renters want a space that is blank or impersonal. Thank goodness, there’s no need to live with either extreme. Alternatively, try following a few rental-friendly tips that can help you make your place look bigger – without sacrificing comfort or style.

If you are wondering about how to create a sense of space, interior designers often start with the walls and windows. In general, light-colored walls make a room feel bigger. As a renter, you may not have much choice in your wall color, but most landlords will opt for white or neutral walls anyway. This could be to your benefit.

Windows are another fundamental element of maximizing room space. Large windows will help add natural light and a feeling of a openness to your room. But if you don’t have large windows, there are ways to give the impression that your windows are larger even if they aren’t. For example, try hanging an oversized decorative shade over a small or odd-sized window to appear greater than it is. Another way to give the impression of larger windows is to hang long curtains near the ceiling. By adding visual height to your windows, it can make the room appear bigger.

Using vertical space is another important part of making any space look bigger. Anything you can do to draw the eye up will give an interior space a bigger feel. As an illustration, try adding shelving high up on the wall to display some colorful home décor items. Like window curtains, you can also hang shower curtains from the ceiling to make a tiny bathroom look bigger. With a simple tension rod and a long, elegant shower curtain, you can add a sense of height and beauty to your simple bathroom.

To truly maximize the sense of space in your home, additional solid advice is to incorporate reflective surfaces into your décor. Mirrors, lamps, and shiny décor items can all help bounce light around and make your area look even bigger and stylish. If you’ve got dark corners, try adding battery-operated decorative lights that you can attach directly to the wall or under a cabinet. With no wiring or wall damage required, these lights will deliver an additional effect to make a small room look more accessible and expansive.

In conclusion, you can make your rental house feel bigger by choosing the right size of furniture for your space. Wanting to squeeze large couches or other furniture into a small space will only make the room feel cramped and crowded. This is also applicable to dark furniture. Those pieces of dark furniture can make a room feel dark and small. Alternatively, choose light, appropriately sized furniture for each room. Preferably, opt for a simple color palette and lighter colors. When adding furniture in each room, make sure that there is a clear area around each piece of furniture to provide a sense of space. Improve that feeling of space by banishing clutter inside cabinets, organized on light-colored shelving, and in decorative bins.

By following these simple decorating tips, you can make your rental home feel larger and more spacious, too. Would you like more decorating tips for your rental house? Read more on Real Property Management Vision blog or contact us today!

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