Check out my favorite rental home decorating ideas! These budget friendly pieces will make guests feel warm and welcome when visiting.
Rental home decorating can be a little bit of a daunting task, but I feel like I’ve mastered it. Today, I’m going to show you the items I’ve used to create the homey feel in my rental properties including links and a bit of the “why” behind each item.
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Quick links to my favorite rental home decorating ideas as numbered in the image above:
- Bamboo Dish Brush Set with Soap Holder
- Vintage-Style Indoor Pendant Light
- Braided Cotton Indoor Pouf
- Shower Curtain Hooks
- Coffee Spoons
- Coffee Syrup Dispenser
- Ceramic Coffee Mug Set
- Curtain Rod
- Woven Basket
- Boho Extra Long Shower Curtain
- Bamboo Roman Shades
Functional and decorative! This set works great and looks so nice displayed with my soap. I liked them so much I ordered one for myself, the rental and my daughter for her new house.
I love this little light for just above the kitchen sink. I was unsure about the cord, but for the price and the fact that it was bubble glass (I love bubble glass), I thought I would give it a try – I’m so glad I did! The ceilings are 8 foot in our rental and the drop down is very short and not at all noticeable. I ordered the oil rubbed bronze and the cord blends nicely. It looks great in the space.
No. 3 – Braided Cotton Indoor Pouf
I use this adorable pouf as a foot stool, however it’s super versatile and can also be used as additional seating, an ottoman or a table.
No. 4 – Shower Curtain Hooks
I love these double hooks that allow you to hang the curtain and liner on the same hook.
No. 5 – Coffee Spoons
I just had to get these little spoons for stirring coffee! They also go so well with the syrup pumps.
No. 6 – Coffee Syrup Dispenser
Love this set! I was a bit leery because of the reviews that they leaked, but I purchased them anyway. I have not had any trouble with leaking when the set is upright, just don’t tip it. Also, be sure to place the lid on and then add the label so that your labels all line up with the spout. The glass is nice and thick. I just wish the spout was metal and not plastic, but it works and looks fine.
No. 7 – Ceramic Coffee Mug Set
No. 8 – Curtain Rod
I wanted a sleek plain curtain rod, and this fit the bill. I ordered the warm gold but it is also available in other color and size options. I personally prefer my rods to extend 8 to 12 inches past my window especially if the window is small. This is because I don’t want to cover up the window when they are pulled back. I want all the natural light I can get along with the look of a finished window.
I also love to hang my curtains floor to ceiling as high as they can go – about 2-3 inches from the ceiling or crown molding. If not mounted to the ceiling, leave at least 4-6″ above the window. *Note, don’t be stingy with the amount of panels you use either. If two panels will cover your window when the curtains are pulled, get 4 or 6 so that you have some fullness. This will create that designer look weather opened or pulled closed. Last tip on curtain placement, measure your curtains to reach the floor. I like mine to puddle slightly. however for our rental I will need to get them hemmed to about 1/2″ off the floor, this is standard.
I use this basket in all my bathrooms, even at our rentals. Fits perfectly on the back of the toilet and holds 3 rolls of toilet paper perfectly.
No. 10 – Boho Extra Long Shower Curtain
I love this shower curtain, it says boho but it is just a nice neutral with some texture and it hangs beautifully. *Note – As with my window curtains I like my shower curtains to hang higher than most and reach about a 1/2″ from the floor. It adds that extra drama to the small space. This is just the decorative curtain, you will need to add a liner. As for my liner, I do not get it as long, as I don’t want it bunched up at my feet in the tub/shower.
No. 11 – Bamboo Roman Shades
Cordless wood bamboo shades. I know people either love them or hate them, but I am loving them for my rental space. I have black out curtains but really wanted the texture and added color. These have added just the perfect touch of rustic elegance (not too formal not to casual) to the space. I put them in the living room but waited to order for the adjoining kitchen window to be sure I liked them…they are on the way as we speak. I went with the color Java Deep.
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