How to make your rental your own
However, when you rent your accommodation, you won't have the freedom to do as you please with your home like you would if you owned it. You'll need to obtain the landlord's permission to make changes to ensure you don't incur any damage or reduce your bond.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can add your own personal touch to your rental property, with minimal disturbance to the house!
Nothing adds your own sense of personality like decorating a room with photos and other memorabilia.
Get creative with placement and frames, but make sure you check with your landlord if you can hang them up first! Whether it's a nail, hook or adhesive strip, you'll need to get permission just in case your fixtures cause damage to the wall.
Otherwise, you can always opt to have freestanding frames along coffee tables, countertops and mantles.
Get creative with furniture
While you might not be able to paint the walls or add your own wallpaper, you can still give your home your own sense of personality through your furnishings.
If you're a born entertainer and love having guests around, perhaps buy some stylish and comfortable couches, coffee tables and a large dining table. You could also set up some outdoor furniture for your guests to enjoy, such as a BBQ, sun loungers, breakfast table or lighting.
Alternatively, if you're a bit of a homebody, consider creating a book nook with soft pillows and comfy, vintage armchairs.
Set up a garden
You might not get permission to dig up the whole garden and plant it from scratch, but you can still grow plants as you please in pots and tubs.
This is especially a good choice for anyone living in apartments or townhouses where outdoor room is scarce.
Just remember you'll need to keep all pots and planters well watered, as they can easily dry out in the sun.
Do you have that one junk-filled box following you around from house to house? Having some sealed up cardboard boxes sitting in the corner of the room can make you feel like a temporary guest in your home, so make sure these are all unpacked.
Find items a place in your home, or else clear out your junk in a garage sale.