How to Decorate Your Rental Apartment or Condo Unit

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Are you currently renting or planning on renting an apartment or condo for the first time? Renting a place in Toronto can have plenty of perks in comparison to purchasing a house. For example, it can be cheaper than paying a mortgage, not having to worry about maintenance, additional amenities that you can enjoy once restrictions are lifted, etc. However, one of the challenges many renters may have is to make their rental place feel like it is theirs and to find ways to personalize it. We at XYZ Storage want to help Toronto and GTA renters decorate their living space by providing some helpful tips.

Ask Questions

It is always a good idea to check with your landlord and ask all the questions you want to ask before you start the decorating process. This will help you set the boundaries for what you can or cannot do during the duration of your stay per your rental agreement. Then you can get started on decorating and furnishing your dream living space.

Here are a few things you may want to consider asking:

  • Painting the walls
  • Hanging up picture frames
  • Installing shelves

Simple Ways to Decorate Your Rental

Here are a few ideas to simply add to your apartment or condo to make your rental feel cozier and homier:

Decorative Pillows: One of the easiest ways to brighten up and introduce your style to your rental place is by purchasing decorative pillows that fit your aesthetic. Fill your couch and chairs with pillows that are different colours, patterns, and shapes.

Plants: Introducing some greenery to your home is one of the best ways to fill your rental. Buy a couple of plants as small as a mini succulent which can be perfect indoor plants or perhaps a larger spider plant. Do your research and figure out which plants you love, and will thrive well in your rental space. However, if you are worried about being able to keep your plants alive then consider buying fake plants that are just as nice and can easily be used as decoration.

Rugs: Placing rugs over your floors in your living room or bedroom can add a pop of colour and design to the room. Rugs can make your living space seem cozier and homier than it already is.

Photos: Having photos of you and your loved ones placed on the coffee table or shelves can make your rental unit feel homier as you can use those to personalize the space you live in. You should also consider hanging photos as decor pieces for your wall.

Wallpaper: Tired of staring at blank white walls? Are you not allowed to paint your walls, but really want to add your personal touch and colour to your place? Look into removable wallpaper that is only for temporary purposes and is easy to peel and stick.

Looking for Storage Options?

If you are in the midst of a move, downsizing, or simply need a place to store your belongings temporarily, look into self-storage as an option. Self-storage can be ideal for those of you living or planning on living in an apartment or condo as most apartments or condos lack storage space, to begin with.

We at XYZ Storage understand the struggle of moving and creating space in your home, so we have customizable storage solutions for you so that your belongings can have a place to call home. At XYZ Storage, we have units that could fit one-bedroom worth of furniture to up to even your entire two-bedroom apartment! You can finally say goodbye to the lack of space in your home. If you are looking for moving and packing supplies – we have those too. XYZ Storage can help you find the space for the big things happening in your life.

We wish you all the best in transforming your rental unit into your home!


published: 19 March 2021