Everyone must have faced this dilemma at least once when living in a rented house. “Should I or should I not decorate this house?”. And in Malaysia Homie, we would most definitely respond with a big, fat “YES!”. It might seem like a hassle, some might even say it’s a waste of time and money. But honestly, hear us out.
5 Reasons Why You Should Decorate Your Rented House
Whether you are planning to stay there for a long time or even for just a few months, it is so important to decorate your rented house, here’s why:
1. To Genuinely Feel At Home
Before anything else, remember that you should never feel restrained when decorating your rented house. Although you are not the legal owner, it’s YOU who’s going to live, eat and sleep there. So it is very important that you can feel safe and comfortable in the house. Decorate your house so that going back to it after long working hours becomes the highlight of your day.
2. Because It’s Actually Easier Than It Looks
It doesn’t take much to lift up the mood of a room. Just by adding a simple carpet, or matching throw pillows to your living room would already make the house look a lot cozier. Start small and pimp your house gradually instead of making sudden big makeovers. Over time you would find yourself living in a pleasant house that is easy on the eyes.
3. To Match With Your Style And Aesthetic
Everyone has different tastes and styles, but how would you know which interior design fits you the most? Living in a rented house for a short period of time gives you the perfect chance to experiment with your preferred design and style for your forever home. You know, as they say, experience is the best teacher! Don’t be afraid to be expressive. You can even start a Pinterest mood board so that you can refer to your personal vibe from time to time.
4. You Can Take Everything To Your Future House When You Leave
You must be thinking, “Why bother decorating the house when I’m going to move away in the future?”. It is exactly because you are going to move again in the future that makes it so important for you to spruce up the house. All of the furniture and decorations are yours to take, and you can reuse them in your future home. So honestly, it’s not really a waste of effort after all.
5. To Cover Up A Bad Wall
This is a very, if not, the most important reason why you should decorate your rented house. It is understandable that not every house is perfect but sometimes the damages are way too distracting to overlook. Such as paints that are peeling away, or a huge crack on the wall. You can cover it up with some decorations such as photo frames, clocks, and mirrors. Meanwhile, if you are really up for it, you can ask for permission from the owner to cover it up with wallpapers or paint.