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  • 24 Aug 2018

Six Ways To Make Your Rented Flat Feel Like Home

Six Ways To Make Your Rented Flat Feel Like Home

 At Wicklewood we are firm believers that your rented flat shouldn’t limit your creativity. Ok, we get it, there are specific rules that you can’t break, and your landlord indeed wouldn't be happy if you start experimenting with a total makeover. However, there are small changes and additions that, without breaking the bank (nor the walls) will add warmth and personality to your rental space.

1. Play with Patterned Textiles

Cushions, curtains or bedspreads…patterned textiles will spice up a dull space and add a signature touch.

Wicklewood Colourful Quilts and Cushions
Wicklewood's cushions, throws and quilts will instantly transform your bedroom.

2. Statement Lightning

Statement lamps are the perfect way to add some flair, and at the same time, they’ll bring ambience to any room.

Pooky table lamp with patterned fabric lampshaded
 Pooky Table Lamp

3. Flowers and Plants

Flowers and plants are probably one of the most inexpensive ways to give your rental an instant fix. Bring the outdoors inside and enjoy your little green haven all year round, whatever the weather! (Wicklewood tip: we love flowers on Fridays -  we pick them up on the way home from work and enjoy them throughout the weekend into the following week).

Home decor Plants styling ideas

4. Rugs 

Floors shouldn’t be overlooked when transforming a rental. A rug can have a big impact on any space and update a look – from bland to fab. They are also a great solution to hide a not-so-appealing floor or break up dull beige carpeting.

Wicklewood Calypso rug
Wicklewood's Calypso Rug

5. Artwork

 It's very possible that your landlord doesn’t allow you to drill the walls, but don't panic! We have a few alternatives for hanging your favourite artwork.  You can use damage-free picture hanging strips or create pretty vignettes by placing the works on top of a  chest of drawers or even on a kitchen shelf (kitchens deserve some love too).

Michelle Adams chic kitchen with artwork in shelves
Michelle Adams Michigan Home. One Kings Lane

6. Mirrors

If your rental flat lacks natural light or space, mirrors can be an easy solution to make your home look bigger and brighter.

Wicklewood recommends: place them near a window to optimise the reflection of natural light. Use vertical mirrors to make a room feel taller and round ones to break up rectangular shapes.

Rental flat Styling idea rounded mirror over console