Deciding how to decorate your rental property can be difficult. You want it to appeal to a large number of people, but you don’t want it to be trendy. You want it to look upgraded, but you don’t want it to be expensive or high maintenance. And you want it to last so that it will increase the value of your property over time.
Sound impossible? Thankfully, it’s not! We’ve rounded up a few examples of decorating options that will make your property more visually appealing while keeping it low maintenance. Take a look and get ready for some great looking upgrades!
Tile is very easy to keep clean, and very durable. It’s also fairly easy to install, and a lot of it is pretty inexpensive as well. This means that a nice tile backsplash is the perfect decorating solution for your kitchen and/or bathroom. One nice thing about this option is that it is a good way to add a little color or texture to an otherwise blank space. Of course, since you want your rental property to have wide appeal, you probably want to keep it fairly neutral; however, you can still have a little fun with it and get something that looks great and is easy in terms of upkeep.
(Not flat) paint
Paint is a really great way to change up a room, and a nice coat of paint will make your home attractive to a wide array of potential tenants. We do have a little advice to go along with this. First of all, don’t use flat paint. Flat paint will show every scuff and scratch, which makes maintenance a little more difficult. Also, use the same neutral color throughout the house. You might think this is boring from a decorating standpoint, but it will actually tie the house together really well and create a “blank canvas” effect that will allow potential tenants to envision the house as their own.
Upgraded light fixtures
Light fixtures can sometimes blend into the background in a home—but not if you make them the focal point of the room! Chandeliers and pendants can make a big statement, and you can find some that hit just the right sweet spot of classic and stylish. You can also count on this being an affordable designing upgrade; most lighting fixtures are not too expensive, and they will last for a long time in your home. That means that as long as you choose the right ones, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck. Find some that fit the style and coloring of your home. If you know someone with an eye for design, ask for their help with picking out a few fixtures that won’t go out of style for several years.
All of these decoration solutions are low maintenance ways to “decorate” your rental property in a way that is appealing to tenants. It doesn’t have to be complicated to give your property a fresh feel and a put-together look!
For more help attracting and keeping great tenants, use a property management company like Real Property Management. We have years of experience helping property owners fill and maintain their properties with no hassle or headaches. Contact us today and let us help you make sure that your rental property is the financial success you’ve dreamed of!