designers agree—this one upgrade makes a rental living room look expensive
We understand: over time
At the very least, it can be said that the imminent threat of losing a security deposit, applying a new coat of paint to your space, replacing fixtures, and even hanging artwork with nails is frustrating.
While it may not be possible to replace laminate flooring with real things, it may turn your standard rental living room into a space you like without sacrificing thousands of dollars in the process, this is contrary to popular beliefs.
To prove how it is done, we turn to experts.
We dug up Emily Henderson, the interior designer of Emily Henderson design, Mandy Cheng, the home Polish designer, and Nathelie Macchioni-from San Francisco liansi & Co-
Designers Nicole Newkirk and Leanne Ford ofLeanne Ford for their go-
Rental Living room hack.
Keep reading and learn how these professionals make the rental living room look expensive. (
Spoiler alert: there is a clear consensus on what the first upgrade RRR should do. )
\"My first suggestion is to replace the lighting or add a plug-in
\"In fixtures like scones and pendants,\" Henderson revealed.
\"This is an instant, high
The interior designer explained: \"make an impact update with a fully customized, expensive feel --\"
The mall rental living room shown above can prove this.
\"Lighting is the kind of hard, permanent finish that feels like (
Such as tiles or floors)
But not because you can swap them back when you move and take them with you, so I said sneak in and change it for your love.
\"Amu round Akari pendant light ($169)
Donna floor lamp School ($699)
\"Make your artwork big,\" suggested Homepolish designer Cheng . \".
\"A large, exquisite frame can really improve the design level, whether you rent or own it,\" the designer said . \".
The picture above is a geometric pattern of the living room designed by Cheng, reflecting the influence of larger art works in space.
\"The lighting is not very common for rental living rooms where the ceiling is usually lower, and the walls will feel a bit like crap,\" she explains: \"I recommend going to buy a large statement artwork, save the walls of the gallery with smaller artwork for use in adjacent rooms. \".
So, what is the exact location she suggested to hang large artwork in the small space rental living room?
\"The sofa is a typical place to hang large pieces of art,\" the designer said . \".
\"Try to find a frame that is more than 1/2 wide of the sofa so it feels strong and attractive --catching.
\"Jenny mckedoherty comb grid ($1600)
Marleigh Culver 11 ($1030)
Macchioni, Hyphen & Co designer, told MyDomaine that \"Lighting is usually ignored in rental apartments because there are already standard fixtures . \".
\"Adding and changing fixtures adds unique elements to the rental.
Replace ceiling fixtures or install plugs with large pendants
In the dining room above the recliner or sofa, all these are great ways to enhance the design of any living room.
Target Carla tripod floor lamp ($47)
West Elm metal glass table lamp ($129)
Newkirk said: \"The lamps and lanterns in the rental are usually old and outdated, but the good news is that you don\'t have to spend a lot of money on lighting to make your space look stylish.
\"Shopping on websites like Etsy and Chairish, and even going to big box shops, is a great way to upgrade your lights.
Lighting can be an investment, but you can take it with you when you move.
\"Simon double Sconce school building ($349)
A 45-year-old Wallace light ($185)
\"It\'s all about changing lighting when it comes to leasing!
\"This is a quick, simple and reversible improvement,\" Ford recommended . \". \"Replace the (
Rent lights in your loved lights!
Interior designer advice: \"Make sure the landlord\'s lights are safely placed behind the closet so you can put them back in place before moving out . \"
Purchase her newTarget Project 62 lighting collection for an affordable option.
Glass Ball Pendant of West Elm sculpture ($149)IKEA ARÖD ($65)
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