When you're renting, it can be hard to make your house feel like a home. Product designer Jeroen Wand knows the deal. He and his family have lived in the same place for years, and haven't been allowed to renovate. But that means he's a pro at making small changes that have a big impact. Here are his tips on transforming your rented space, without breaking the bank (or the rules).
1. Your home should be a place to relax and escape from the world. Curate a few spots that leave you feeling zen – whether that's a cosy rug to snuggle up on in-front of the fire, or a tranquil table where you can bury yourself in a book.
2. One way to create a warm and inviting space? Texture, and lots of it. Stock up on touchy-feely cushions, throws and soft accessories. Sometimes, unexpected combinations can be just what you were looking for.
3. Refine your home with simple, beautiful accessories. They'll help make the space feel balanced and complete. And, give your meaningful trinkets, photographs and knick-knacks the attention they deserve.
4. Colour adds personality and brings your space to life. In a family home, a vibrant area to play in is a must. When playtime's over, stash away toys and games in stylish storage boxes.
5. Make your home office a haven you'll want to spend time in. Combine new finds with vintage pieces that add character and warmth. It'll help create a positive working environment.
Article written by: Gwen Gassler