How to Personalize Your Rental Home

When you’re renting an apartment, making it feel like home can be a challenge. Property restrictions may prevent you from making cosmetic and structural changes to personalize your space. When you find that perfect rental through Tenant Screening Services, LLC., here are some simple things you can do to make your apartment fit your interior style.

Paint the Walls

Most rental interiors are painted a light, neutral color like white or beige. If you’re allowed to paint, painting your walls a soft shade of gray, taupe, green or blue can personalize your space and update your look. If you want a darker color, choose one or two accent walls. If you’re not allowed to paint, personalize your space with photos, art, and accessories that reflect your your style.

Window Treatments

Typically, rental properties have standard blinds or shades that create uniformity throughout the complex. You can create more warmth and style by adding draperies, fabric panels or valances in beautiful colors, patterns or textures that complement your furniture and d├ęcor. When you decide to move, you can easily patch the holes and take your draperies and hardware with you.


To give your rental a quick style update, replace boring, standard light fixtures with new, stylish fixtures that complement your furnishings. If you don’t want to rewire, simply replace the shades. To create warmth and cozy ambiance, add stylish floor lamps, table lamps and desk lamps throughout your apartment for soft, directional light.

Area Rugs

Not every rental home comes with beautiful hardwood flooring. If you have wall-to-wall carpeting that’s the wrong color or just boring, add a colorful, stylish area rug to personalize your space. An area rug will quickly cover any imperfections in the existing flooring material and add a splash of color, pattern and texture to your room. When you move, just roll up the rug and take it with you.

Decorative Accessories

An interior space never looks finished without decorative accessories. You can embellish your space with great accessories that add personal touches of style and color. Look for beautiful artwork and mirrors, stylish lamps, and unique accessories that reflect your style and add visual interest to your space. Buy quality items that will stand the test of time.

With a little creative design planning, you can turn your rental apartment that you found with the help of tenant screening services into a stunning space that you’ll love to come home to.