Decorating My Rental Space
The Story of a Real Time Renter Decorating Project
Journal Entry #2 - Bedroom Furniture...the dresser!
We Have a dresser in the master bedroom! This hunt took FOREVER because
personally I'm not a huge fan of this kind of monstrous piece of furniture
(I'd rather be selecting wall art!)!
Here is what what bought:
a lovely Mission Style piece that I had picked out almost 4 months ago and had
to go back and get it. Now...we decided that our largest investments this time
around were going to be on "hearty" furniture that will stand the test of time.
I know I could have gone to Target and bought a less expensive, less quality
piece that would have looked GREAT, but I really wanted something with
substance. It cost $400 and I absolutely love it!
In the past we bought most of our furniture spur of the moment without putting
much thought into it...if it looked great we bought it even if it had to be
propped up with a stick! This time around I wanted to be more thoughtful and
selective. What did I love about that model home? It was the solid construction
of the furnishings.
It's time to get some wall work done so next time ...let's talk
Journal Entry #1
Well, the remodel project is close to completion and we are moved in! Here is the
pre-move in video to help you get an idea of what the rental looks like which we
are about decorate!
Decorating Project History
To give a brief history on our situation I'd like to
start by saying we have been renting for over 15 years...why? Because the old
1900 house we found is in a beautiful neighborhood out in the country, in a
location we can't afford to by in! That being said, we became used to the
freedom from our landlord to "decorate as we pleased" because when we originally
moved into the house, it wasn't in the best shape.
House Bedore - During Remodel
About 3 years ago our landlords son decided to remodel "a room" (meaning 1)
because it was just not in good shape. To make long story short... here we are 3
years later in an completely new rental home because the old one had to be
demolished! Sounds great right? Nothing like starting out fresh! Well...here is
the dilemma ...
We have been in the newly remodeled space for almost 6 months now and
have found that decorating it is like walking on eggshells. Part of my fear is
that we are living in a brand spankin' new house! Sounds
wonderful right? Yet, the bottomline of it is that it's not our own so decorating
becomes a little bit more tricky when you are starting out with a pristine
Well, since this time we have moved our furniture in, but wanted to remember it
empty in hopes of getting some inspiration on what to do next. I think my
biggest challenge will be where to put what we have, what to get that I don't
have yet and what how I should choose the colors for each room.
- Last week I ordered a new dresser! The old rental home had drawers in the
walls so we have never owned a dresser...in that last 15 year! It's has been a 8
month hunt and finally found the perfect one one!
- Make a floor plan of how to make each room ideal by
drawing a floor plan,
Next Time I'll share what furniture we have to work with ...some we will keep,
some we will get rid of! Hope you enjoy! ~ TJ Renter