Often rental properties don’t come with a lot of storage. Make the most of little nooks and use beautiful baskets, instead of heavy drawers, to hide linens, clothes, papers and other items.
Layer throws, blankets and pillows for a lived-in, homey look. Use tactile materials to add warmth and texture, as these will help to make a space feel cosy and comforting. We love soft brushed linens with thick knitted throws and pillows of various sizes and colours.
Forge wall hangings and make the most of your garden views. Emphasise your windows with a cosy nook like this chair below which invites homeowners to snuggle up with a book for a quiet afternoon. If your window is not quite the same size, you can still show it off by avoiding window hangings or opt for sheer curtains to let the light beam through. Pick up the colours outside in your soft furnishings to really bring the zone together.
We love a well executed indoor-outdoor look. Nothing connects the two spaces like a strategically-placed plant. Place near windows or doors to create a seamless experience. Here, small plants of varying heights, colours and textures are stacked together to create a welcoming display. Choose low-maintenance varieties, such as the spider plant, snake plant, boston fern or pothos, and stack on a moveable bench to prevent marking the floor.
While you can’t add pendant lights or any other wall fixtures to your rental property, you can add floor lamps or table lamps. Lighting is a brilliant way to make a space feel more intimate and comfortable. Here, the light adds atmosphere while also doubling as task lighting for homeowners reading on the couch.