Make Your Rental, Your Home

By: Rockliffe Residences
- Published on: Jan 22 2018
Make Your Rental, Your Home

Whether you're renting for the first time or you're a seasoned renter, decorating your apartment is the first step to making it feel more like home.

When you add a few simple décor items, you can instantly make your space cozy and inviting.

Start with a base

When decorating an apartment, start with the floors and work your way up. Area rugs, even if you have carpeting, are great additions to any space because they add a layer of warmth on the floor and provide the foundation for your décor. Look for an area rug that provides texture, colour, and comfort in a bold or combination colour scheme. In the living room, rugs can tie the furniture together or define the seating area when your living and dining rooms are joined.

Add colour

When living in an apartment, your options for decoration are limitless! Neutral walls leave a blank slate for choosing colour accents. Add colour by buying bold furniture, rugs, and accessories. Already have neutral furniture? Dress up the couch with colourful throw pillows, add a super soft blanket on the arm of a chair, or purchase a patterned ottoman that is both functional and stylish!

Bare windows or even those with simple blinds can be transformed from functional to cozy with the addition of soft fabric curtains or panels in warm, rich colours. When you have bold, colourful furniture, choose a more neutral fabric for the windows coverings. If you like a dark bedroom at night and you've already added your accent colours in other furnishings, black-out curtains are a great option!


Don't be afraid to add colour and warmth to your walls, even while living in an apartment. 3M Command Hooks are perfect because they are easy to install, hold strong, and when the time comes, peel away mess-free. A large canvas in a warm pattern, an eye-catching tapestry, or a collage of photos will add depth and warmth to your apartment. When you don't have to worry about damaging the walls, you can hang anything, including fabric!

When you are looking for a new apartment, contact Rockliffe Residences. We have a variety of great apartments ready for your personal touch!