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Transforming your Rented Home: Top Interior Design Tips

Transforming your Rented Home: Top Interior Design Tips

When you rent a home, it’s normal to want to put your own personal touch on the space but it can be tricky to do so while adhering to the landlord’s rules. If you have a high-end rental property, luxury residential interior design can elevate your space and take it to the next level. With these flat decoration ideas, you can add style and personality to your residence without sacrificing your deposit.

At Sean Symington Design, in one of our London projects,  we tackled a challenge to breathe life into a rental property. With a touch of creativity, we were able to achieve a joyful transformation without overspending or making permanent changes. Let us share our top tips for decorating your rented space and making it truly feel like your own.

High end residential interior design: quality over quantity

Quality and timeless design is all about investment pieces and choosing the right materials. Focus on purchasing a few key pieces of furniture and décor items that exude elegance and style. One option is to consult with a reputable residential interior design firm that can provide expert advice for selecting refined furnishings and timeless designs. Keep in mind that the items you choose can travel with you to your next home, so invest in pieces that you will love for years to come.

Refresh Your Space Instantly: Switch Up the Window Treatments

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple change to make a big impact. In our Holland Park project, We stored the existing curtains and blinds, allowing for easy rehanging when needed. In the bright open-plan living area, we made the beautiful bay window the focal point. By selecting a cheerful fabric and adding a scalloped pelmet, we created a stunning frame that draws the attention it deserves. While it may seem like an investment, these curtains can be taken with you to your next property, requiring only minor alterations to suit the windows. Trust us, the outcome is worth it.

Make It Feel Like Home: Add Color through Accessories and Furniture

Even if your apartment is temporary, giving it a personal touch is crucial. Rather than altering the walls, we found that adding colour through accessories, artwork and furniture lets us introduce personality without infringing on the letting agreement. For us, our main secret lies within the fabric. Re-upholstering an armchair or getting creative with a fun headboard shape can instantly refresh a room. With just a few meters of fabric, you can make a world of difference. Don’t forget the power of cushions! Placing them on bold items, like the pink sofa in our Holland Park project, brings fun and character to any space. 

And let’s not forget about rugs, they are a great way to tie different pieces together and make the apartment feel like home. Plus, they’ll keep your feet warm during the winter months. So, if you’re looking for some ideas on how to add colour and personality to your (temporary) space, give these tips a try.

Display Your Decorative Items: Showcase Your Own Taste

Don’t let your decorative pieces go unnoticed. Use free-standing furniture as an opportunity to create scenes full of personality throughout your apartment. Coffee table books, antique ceramics, and vases are perfect for styling your personal possessions and infusing each room with your character. These bursts of decoration add another layer of colour and interesting texture, giving your space the finishing touch it needs.

Lighting Up Your Home: Add Warmth and Comfort

Lighting can have a transformative effect on your rental property, turning a lacklustre space into a cosy haven. Look for unique lighting solutions and use lamps to create a cosy ambience in the living area and bedrooms, while overhead lighting adds brightness for visibility when needed. Always choose bulbs with a warm, inviting glow to create a relaxed ambience. 

Don’t forget to take advantage of natural light when possible – open up those curtains and let the sun shine in. Remember that your lighting choices should match the atmosphere you’re trying to create, so opt for a relaxed vibe in cosy rooms or get creative with different shapes, sizes and colours for a more eclectic look. By using these tips, you can easily give your home a warm and inviting feel.

We understand the importance of having a home that reflects you and positively affects your well-being. This shouldn’t stop at renting a property, so take control of your rented space and let your style shine through. With our expert tips, you can transform any rental property into a space that feels uniquely yours. Discover the joy of personalising your home, without the restrictions.

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