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Rental-Friendly Tips for Making Your Place Look Bigger

Small but Stylish Bannock County RoomAs a Bannock County renter, you want to get the most out of your home. But 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 packed and shadowy. But on the other hand, few renters want a space that is blank or impersonal. Good thing there’s no need to live with either extreme. Rather, try following a few rental-friendly tips that can help you make your place look bigger – without sacrificing comfort or style.

If you don’t know where to begin about how to create a sense of space, interior designers often start with the walls and windows. Generally, 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. It will work to your benefit.

Windows are another fundamental element of maximizing room space. Large windows will help add natural light and ventilation to the room. But if you don’t have large windows, there are ways to give the impression that your windows are bigger than they really are. For example, try hanging an oversized decorative shade over a small or odd-sized window to create the appearance that it is bigger 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 look larger.

Using vertical space is another important part of creating any room to look bigger. Anything you can do to draw the eye up will give an interior space a bigger feel. For instance, try adding shelving high up on the wall to display some colorful home décor items. In the same vein with window curtains, you can also hang shower curtains from the ceiling to make a small bathroom seem bigger. With a simple tension rod and a long, stylish shower curtain, you can add a sense of height and beauty to your little bathroom.

To further maximize the feel of space in your home, another excellent way is to incorporate reflective surfaces into your décor. Mirrors, lamps, and shiny décor items can all help bounce light around and make the room look wider and brighter. 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 improve things like making a small area look more open and spacious.

At last, you can make your rental house feel bigger by choosing the right size of furniture for your space. Forcing to squeeze large couches or other furniture into a small space will only make the room feel cramped and crowded. The same thing applies to dark furniture. Too many pieces of dark furniture can make a room feel dark and small. Instead, choose light, appropriately-sized furniture for each room. Also, opt for a simple color palette and lighter colors. When positioning furniture in each room, make sure that there is a clear area around each piece of furniture to give the impression that it is larger than it is. Enhance that sense 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 Pocatello blog or contact us for more details.

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