These 6 ways to style your rental will help you to transform a standard apartment or house into the Pinterest home of your dreams. Though we envy those with a fresh new project and endless rolls of cash, the reality is that some of us are just looking for simple tricks to give your space a refresh. Fortunately, it’s easier than it sounds. We’re here to disclose the tricks of the trade, demonstrating that your aspirational home needn’t wait. #InteriorGoals are just around the corner.
1. Indoor plants
Indoor plants are the interior designer’s weapon when it comes to manufacturing a fresh yet industrial look, creating a loft-like ambiance. Whatever your colour palette, indoor plants are always a good idea, especially for a rental in an urban setting. Not only do indoor plants contribute to a space aesthetically, they also benefit your wellbeing, both physically and psychologically. Improving the air quality of a room can also have the effect of maximising space, a trick for making a rental seem bigger.
A Scandinavian design hack that we love is the idea of layering rugs. Nordic interiors boast clean lines and minimalist silhouettes, meaning they can afford to use floor space as a canvas to make a statement. Incorporate texture and originality with your choice of rugs. What we love about the Scandi concept of layering is that you can work with whatever flooring your rental has. Whether your floors are wooden, ceramic, stone, vinyl or carpet, the key to using rugs effectively is exploring texture. We often choose lighter coloured rugs with neutral tones to draw in light.
3. Funky feature cushions
Are you looking at a dull space, desperate to tastefully inject a bit of life into your interiors? If so, a pop of colour in the form of feature scatter cushions could be the answer. Establish a colour scheme in each room, taking into account the colour of the walls and furniture. Every cloud has a silver lining: the more dull your rental seems at the moment, the easier it is to infuse your own style and play around with colours. What's more, we look forward to a seasonal switch-up when it comes to our scatter cushions. We're introducing pastel tones for that calming, seaside feel this spring.
4. A display design storage solution
Space at a premium? Finding effective and stylish storage solutions is the key to maximising space and styling your rental in an efficient and contemporary way. In these shots, we’ve styled the Witney Bookcase
in a living space and a bathroom to exhibit its versatile nature as a staple piece for any home or apartment. Due to its clean and minimalist design, this bookcase acts as both a display cabinet and storage solution. This is an investment that will pay off; it will accompany you from your rental to your very own home, a centrepiece with the power to transform necessities, from towels to books, into accessories.
Everyone knows that the secret to making a house a home is comfort. However, sometimes it seems that comfort is incompatible with style, (especially if your style is contemporary). This doesn’t have to be the case. We love adding depth to a room with texture and chucking a few cosy throws into the mix does just the trick. When accessorising a rental it’s important to give the space a lived-in feel to make it your own. We’ve draped our Lambswool Herringbone Throw
over a tub chair
in the photo above.
6. Raft’s signature bamboo ladder
Our Bamboo Ladder
in matt black has been used by many customers to revamp a room and act as a stylish storage solution. Hang indoor plants, throws, towels or clothes from its frame and watch the compliments roll in. Oh, and due to popular demand, the bamboo ladder is now also stocked in white! See how a few of our customers have styled this product, below.