There’s no question that renting out apartments is a lucrative business. But to attract the best tenants, you need to make your apartments look trendy and stylish. Read on for tips on decorating your units to look hip and irresistible.
Dress Up the Walls
An accent wall is a great way to add visual interest to your apartment rentals. Check out Pinterest, and you’ll see accent walls of stained wood, vintage wood, distressed wood, and brick, among others. They immediately add a strong design element to any room.
You might balk and think that it’s too expensive. The good news is that you can get the look affordably and very easily by using 3D textured shiplap wall panels. These look incredibly realistic but are lightweight. Installation is a breeze because they come with their own heavy-duty peel-and-stick tape. They’re even easier to install than wallpaper but will last much longer.
You can have one accent wall or two connecting walls with the same panels. Ensure that the other walls are painted in a complementary color.
Modernize Your Floors
Carpets are no longer in style. In fact, they never really made a comeback after being replaced by hardwood floors in the 1990s. Not only do carpets look dated, but they are also difficult to keep clean and can even become health hazards. If you have carpets in your apartment rentals, it’s time to replace them with something more modern.
There are many types of wood-look flooring on the market that is easy to install and affordable. One popular choice is laminate plank flooring. It has a realistic wood grain look and feel but is much more durable than real hardwood floors.
Another great option is luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring. This flooring looks like real hardwood but is completely waterproof, making it ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. Plus, it’s very easy to install and is much more affordable than real hardwood floors.
Another look that has been trending is the polished concrete floor. This is a great option if you want a modern industrial look. It can even be made to resemble marble. It’s also very easy to maintain and clean.
Furnish with Modern Pieces
For a good reason, scandinavian-inspired furniture is having a moment right now. It’s simple, elegant, and stylish – everything you want your apartment rentals to be. Plus, it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to find. You can find great pieces at IKEA, Target, and even Walmart.
When shopping for furniture, look for pieces in light colors like white, cream, or light gray. They will help to brighten up the space and make it look airier. And stick with clean lines and simple shapes. The last thing you want is your apartment looking cluttered and messy.
Accessorize with Care
Now it’s time to add the finishing touches. Again, less is more when it comes to trendy apartment rentals. Choose a few key pieces that will make a statement but won’t overwhelm the space.
For example, a large mirror with clean lines can help make a small space look bigger. A modern chandelier can add a touch of elegance.
Tailored roman blinds will always look good on windows. Because they fit just into the window, more wall space makes rooms look more spacious.
When selecting accessories, make sure they complement the space’s overall style. You don’t want your apartment looking like an assortment of different styles. That is why it’s best to keep everything simple, streamlined, and neutral. Your tenants can then add their own personality stamp to the space.
Add Some Greenery
Plants have always been popular but more so these days. Adding some greenery is an easy way to make your apartment rentals look more stylish and inviting. Plants not only add color and life to a space but also purify the air. So if you’re looking for a way to make your apartments more attractive and healthier, adding plants is the way to go.
There are many low-maintenance options that are perfect for busy people. For example, succulents and cacti require very little care and can survive in a wide range of conditions. Snake plants and philodendrons are also great options. They look good and don’t need a lot of light or water.
Finally, don’t forget to add some greenery to the bathroom. Plants like ferns and peace lilies thrive in humid environments and can help purify the air.
Follow through by adding small potted trees as statement pieces in common areas like the lobby and the sides of elevators. You can also add smaller ones in stair landings. Hire a plant service that can rotate the potted plants, so they have time in the sun and stay healthy.
Style Your Building
Now that you know how to make your apartment rentals look trendy and stylish, it’s time to get started. Follow these tips, and you’ll be sure to attract the best kind of tenants. And don’t forget to add some plants for a pop of color and freshness. Greenery is always in style, so adding plants is a must for any trendy rental property.