How to Renovate a Furnished Flat

These days there is a growing trend for rented flats and accommodation to come fully furnished, so how can you renovate a furnished flat?

Fully furnished accommodation is great for most renters as it means that they don’t have to scramble to find any extra cash for furnishing their new place. However, it does mean that the apartment might not really be up to your tastes. But don’t worry about that, though, as there are some ways you can renovate a furnished flat by tweaking the decor and furnishings to make it a bit more ‘you’. Read on for some useful tips!

Cover Sofas And Armchairs With Throws

blue sofa with colourful throws and cushions

Not too keen on the style of sofas and armchairs in the living room? You just need to cover them up with some throws. You’ll be able to find prestigious textiles to add a bit of extra clash and sophistication to the room. But even if you can’t afford some upmarket throws, you can still find some budget ones to change the colour of these soft furnishings. Drape them over an arm or completely cover the sofa if you really don’t like it.

Add Your Own Art

renovate a furnished flat by adding more artwork and cushions

You don’t have to feel obliged to keep all the artwork that comes with the flat. Most landlords hang some very boring paintings and photographs on the walls, just to give the rooms a bit more personality, but they usually don’t add anything to the interiors. If you don’t like any of this art, you don’t have to feel obliged to keep it there. You can always replace these with any of your own paintings and prints.

Bring More Colour In

It’s a good idea to try and add a bit more colour to the flat as many landlords leave their rented accommodation quite neutral. There are various ways you can bring in some colour, from scattering some bright cushions onto the sofa and beds and adding a few vibrant rugs to the floors. You will find that houseplants are another good way of letting colour pop in your furnished flat.

bright living room with colourful cushions and plants

Buy Your Own Bedding

Even if the furnished apartment comes with bedding for the beds and towels for the bathroom, you should buy your own. If you stick to the supplied bedding and towels, you might feel like you are staying in a hotel and it will take you a long time to get settled in. So, buy your own bedding and towels so that you feel a lot more comfortable in your new home. Before you know it, you’ll feel right at home and very settled!

white bedding and white walls with wooden headboard

Get Your Own Curtains

It might be an extra expense, but getting your own curtains that are in a style and colour that you like will help you make the flat feel your own. You can also make sure that they match all of the other decorative features that you bring into this new apartment.

 

So, as you can see, you don’t need to live with someone else’s style just because you move into a furnished flat. Follow all of the above tips and you will even forget that the flat was furnished in the first place!