C&G's Guide to Making Your Rental Property Feel Like a Home

At C&G, we understand the importance of taking time to nest and transform your rental property into a home. In our latest blog, we’re dishing out our top tips on how to settle into your new space and we’ll be exploring Bayside’s best homewares and interior stores as we do it!

Match the style

Matching your interior style cues with the property’s architecture is an easy way to ensure your home feels coherent in terms of design. If you’re renting a home built in the 1950’s or 60’s, consider introducing some mid-century pieces, such as a sideboard or some quirky lamps. Red Rider Vintage in St Kilda has a curated collection of beautiful antiques and Danish modern furniture to help you complete your space.

Invest in art

If your landlord allows you to hang art, adorning the walls with a colorful canvas or print can add interest and warmth to your rental property. If your tenancy agreement doesn’t allow picture hooks, you might lean your art against the wall, or pop it atop a bookcase or fireplace. Seek inspiration at Signed and Numbered in Prahran, who have a beautiful selection of limited edition prints from emerging and established artists.

Add pops of colour

Bringing elements of colour into your space can improve your mood and help to brighten up a dark space. Adding comfy cushions, a stack of coffee table books or a patterned floor rug are all quick and easy ways to inject some interest into your space. Why not finish it off with a bunch of fresh flowers? Look to Pash Flowers & Homewares in Brighton for your next arrangement.

Introduce some indoor plants

Indoor plants are an easy and cost-effective way to bring life to your interiors. Hardy plants like the Zanzibar Gem are great for low-light properties, while Monsteras and Philodendrons will thrive in airy spaces and are wonderfully quick growing. Visit Bayside Gardenworld in Elwood for some advice on what will work best in your new space.

Consult with your agent

If you’re considering making changes to your rental property – from painting to picture hooks – it’s certainly worth discussing your plans with your property manager. They may provide you with interior solutions you hadn’t considered.


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