Monday, June 18, 2012

How To: Feather Your Rental Nest


Rita Konig had a recent article for WSJ about how to bring personality and life to a summer rental. Since her ideas were a bit lofty ($130 Mae Mougin cereal bowls anyone?) I figured I’d share a few of the ways I’m making my summer rental feel more like home.

1. Rugs are a perfect way to bring personality to a rental. This Pottery Barn Awning Stripe Dhurrie feels chic and adds a graphic punch. Plus, I got it on sale!

2. Boxwoods are fairly low maintenance and make my front step look cheery and bright.

3. Cocktail napkins are a necessary item for Summer (cocktails and summer go hand in hand at our house...). These are an inexpensive way to make your rental feel like home. You can find similar ones at Anthropologie.

4. Switching out the wall art is the fastest and easiest way to make a rental truly yours (remember plastering posters all over your dorm room walls?) Beachy art like this feels right for a summer rental, and personal. I like 20x200 for affordable pieces (and framing!).

5. For instant ambiance, I stock up on candles like these from Le Labo (my favorite is the Fig scent). They’re a great addition to a guest bathroom or bedroom and make everything all cozy.

6. These vintage French enamel signs are available on eBay and are an inexpensive way to give your rental curb appeal. How do you feather your rented nest?


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

You are so right about the cocktail napkins. They are small details, but so essential for a good summer get together.

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Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Great, budget friendly ideas!