Against all odds by Kiran Singh, Interior Designer

The challenge of a rented home is that you aren’t at liberty to make structural changes, even if you want to spend redoing a home that isn’t yours. What are the cheat design tricks you can use?

If you are renting a home, you will surely encounter some challenges while decorating, especially because you may not be at liberty to make permanent or structural changes. But don’t let this come in the way of making this your home. These easy decorating and DIY solutions to common problems will help you transform your temporary residence into a home. Against all obstacles!

Floor plan: Before your luggage reaches your new home, record each room’s dimensions. Plan what you want where, and place the items appropriately. On unpacking, measure the bigger pieces and draw a floor plan to arrive at the ideal placement without much shifting.
Work with art: Art can make absolutely any space bloom. Good art needn’t be expensive. A style secret; I often design around the rooms artworks, taking cues from their palette, styles and themes.

Plan lighting: The right lighting can make your decor. And hundred £ chandeliers notwithstanding, it can be done cheaply too! (Mine is from Wilkinson and cost me £40) First, remove tube-lights, whose harsh white-blue light lends a hospital-like feel. Next, use your imagination for ambient and task lighting – use layers of light.

Make a home: Make your new house a welcoming home by filling it with photos and familiar things as soon as you move in.

Top Tip!

Work along with the existing decor rather than fretting over it. A few design changes and elements can go a long way. Take risks and think outside the box. And remember, have fun while you are at it!

 

Thanks to Kiran Singh for providing this article.

Kiran has kindly given JDP subscribers 10% discount off any of her services.

Use voucher code ‘JUSTDOPROPERTY’ 

http://boutique.myuniquehome.co.uk

http://www.myuniquehome.co.uk/online_design_service/online_design_service.html

 

 

Written by Julie Hanson

Julie is passionate about property – development, investment and portfolio planning. Along with husband Alec, Julie is actively building a property portfolio while helping others to do the same.

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