The 10 Smartest, Most Stylish Splurges for Your Rental
Living in a rental home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style or sophistication when it comes to your décor. A layered, personal home is a combination of elements collected over time, so why wait until you’ve moved into a home you own to start curating? Invest slowly as you go and if you’re not sure where to begin, the below pieces are the best place to start.
A gorgeous, timeless mirror will last a lifetime and always adds a unique and sophisticated element to your space. Splurging on a great mirror will not only give your rental personality but will easily fit into future homes. Hang your statement piece in your living room now and down the line it may end up in a powder room or bedroom. The possibilities are endless!
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Great art that speaks to your tastes will enhance any abode, small rental, or sprawling dream home. An eye-catching piece will dress up drab rental walls and will always be in style, making the price tag worth it.
The jewelry of a room, beautiful lighting is a must for all stylish homes. Since overhead fixtures and sconces require more precise installation and tend to be specific for certain spaces, table lamps are a great way to give your space the same unique look using items that can travel easily.
The main component in your living room, and aside from your bed, possibly your entire home, a comfortable classic sofa is a worthy investment for any home decorator. Even if you’re currently in a small space, select a sofa in the biggest size your apartment or house can handle. A small settee may feel right for your current place, but once you upgrade, it will likely be too petite in a larger home to be comfortable.
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Beautiful bedding is sophisticated and luxurious, and also totally portable. You may not have the expansive master bedroom with custom wallpaper of your dreams yet, but you can have a gorgeous, drool-worthy bed, right?
Small accent tables add personality and shape to a room. While one may be perfect in the living room of your rental, it can surely become a nightstand in a permanent home. Plus, since side tables are generally consistent in terms of size and scale—more so than say, a dining table or sofa—they easily transition into any space.
Splurging on custom framing can take any photo or print from lovely to stunning no matter where it is hung. Since a beautifully displayed piece of art or family photo will always be important to you, spending money on a custom frame to preserve your piece will certainly be worth the cost as the years go on. Check out sites like Framed & Matted for custom framing options you can select from your computer.
You’re better off spending your hard-earned money on meaningful pieces that will be with you forever than larger furniture items which aren’t guaranteed to fit into your next place. Start a collection early and don’t feel guilty about spending more money on decorative accents than you would a larger item. If you have them forever, the cost is most certainly worth it.
Beautiful textiles can be used in a variety of ways, from accent pillows to throws, wall hangings, and bedcovers. Their versatility make them perfect for adding personality and color to a rental home.