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!)!
It’s 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!
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!
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 space!
– 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, including accessories
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!