If you live in a rented property, your space may feel quite cold and soul-less, especially if you have very limited budget to decorate or improve the property. Some people spend quite a fortune on their rented home to make it cosy and warm and sometimes it takes just a few steps that you can make drastic changes on a budget. No one wants to spend too much, especially if you renting as it’s better to focus on items that can be really easily removed so you can take with you if you move house.
- Soft furniture. Rented space can be quite small, and unlike having a big house with storage, you are quite limited in with all your items. Good idea is to keep your theme seasonally so for example during summer, have some nice bright and flowery prints, while in winter stock up on textures like wool or furs. However, buying loads of cushions or throws that keep
pilingup- can only make your house look over-cluttered so the best idea is to just buy cushion covers or throws with detachable pompoms for example. Think of curtains rather just blinds, as this will automatically make your space feel warmer as well, as it will keep the draft away.
- Radiators. Talking about warmth, some rented spaces have tiny radiators or central heating that can be very costly to use, especially during winter. A great solution is a freestanding electric radiator like the Haverland SmartWave from Electric Radiators Direct. This is one of the most practical radiators for rented spaces as it comes with optional feet, so the radiator can be placed literally anywhere in your apartment. This means damage free walls and no faffing with screws and drilling. The SmartWave is an energy efficient radiator that features a high precision digital thermostat that accurately maintains your desired temperature without wasting energy. You can monitor your energy usage whenever you need to through an app you can download on your phone. If you’re unexpectedly out of the house, its in-built motion sensor will ensure you don’t waste energy heating an empty room and if you accidentally leave a window open, its open window detection will sense a sharp drop in temperature and switch the radiator to anti-frost mode to further save energy and money on heating bills. It can be controlled by WiFi or your Alexa, so not only is this innovative radiator sleek and beautiful in design, it’s smart in functionality too.
- Rugs. Another great way to cosy
upis used rugs in your home, even if you have carpet throughout. I already spoke about it my post before. There is plenty of design to use to adapt to your own personal style or season. It can perfectly define any areas, from the cosy living room to kitchen if you have an open space or to soften a bedroom floor. Also, it’s great to walk bare feet on your fluffy rug, while it also can keep your house warmer.
- Candles. I can’t even stretch enough how important is to create moods around the home and you can achieve your higgle style with this great trend by using candles. It will not only make your home smell great, mask any pets odour but also who need to waste time for electricity on while you can watch tv with a candle or having a bath with candles. It will make your home feel much cosier.
- Lighting. The key to a good mood is also lighting. To strong light, or too poor light can be very distracting and can affect your daily tasks as well as your sleep. Good lighting throughout not only includes task light for work, but also a mood light as well as well lit areas for your daily tasks.
- Plants. Whether you are a serial plant killer like me- or plant lover there is always a solution. If you can’t keep real plants- think of investing in faux plants. Having a little outdoor indoor can make you feel closer to nature and calm you down. If you after the real thing, then cactus in bathrooms will soak the moisture while air-improving Aloe Vera in the bedroom will emit oxygen at night.