From interim housing to long term leasing, when you find yourself in a temporary or rented space you can still personalize to make it yours. Whether it’s a well-appointed pad at one of Arch Interim Housing’s many St. Louis communities or a studio loft in New York, here are some simple tips for making a rented space a home.

  1. Window treatments – Many times your rental home comes with blinds or other window coverings for privacy. Jazz up your windows with curtains of your favorite color. A dressed up window makes a room feel complete and cozy.
  2. Accessories – Most rental spaces are blank slates. Brighten the canvas with accessories that show off your style. Purchase colorful accent pillows and candles. Adding personal touches through pictures, and collectibles is a great way to accentuate your personality without damaging rented walls or furniture.
  3. Area rugs – Area rugs are a great way to add vibrancy and detail to a room. Personalize your space with a quality rug featuring your favorite colors or designs.
  4. Wall decals – From inspirational sayings to graphic designs, wall decals are an easy way to add personality to your space. Be sure to check that decals are fully removable and will not damage the walls.
  5. Dining room place settings – Decorate your eating space with placemats, fun plates and a centerpiece. Whether you have only a breakfast bar or a large dining room, add color and warmth to your table top with decorations you can appreciate now and take with you when you go.

Temporary housing doesn’t have to feel temporary. Check your lease agreement or talk to your landlord and then get decorating! Your fully furnished apartment with Arch comes complete with many decorative additions to help your new place feel more like home. Adding a few more personal pieces is a great way to give your new space character and ensure your comfort during your stay. For more interior design inspiration, or ideas for enjoying your relocation to St. Louis, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.