How to Decorate a Temporary Home

If you plan on living in an apartment or a house for a limited amount of time, it can be extremely difficult to decorate your living area to make it feel more “homely,” especially if you’re tight on money.

However, there are numerous ways you can help make yourself feel more at home in a temporary living space, even if you plan on living at the location for a few months or even a few weeks.

Here are a few tips on how to decorate a temporary home:

Print Personal Photos

One cheap and easy way to decorate the walls in your new home is to print off some personal photographs of your pets, family and friends and then tack them onto a wall with sticky tack. Try to avoid using any pins or tacks to pin photos on the wall as they will leave permanent holes.

Purchase Plastic Containers

Instead of leaving all of your items in a suitcase or a box, try to purchase some cheap plastic containers and organizers to put all of your stuff in. If you don’t have a shelf or any furniture to put the small containers on, then look around for some tall storage containers that are colorful and decorative and simply place them on the floor in your bathroom, kitchen or living room, or next to your bed in your bedroom.

Buy Cheap Plants

Bathroom Window Plants

If you have some extra fund available, then why not purchase some cheap plants or flowers to fill up any empty spaces in your new home? Adding some more “green” to your living area will help bring more life to your temporary home, even if it’s a small bamboo plant.

Take Advantage of Discounted Items

If you truly want to decorate your home to make it feel like your own, then you’re going to have to spend some cash in order to do so. One of the best ways to save some money on decorating a temporary home is to take advantage of items that are on sale, or shop around at your local dollar store, thrift stores, or even farmer’s markets and garage sales. This way you can help fill up an empty room for a fraction of the cost, yet still make your home more friendly, colorful and inviting at the same time.

Ship Personal Belongings to Your New Home

If you happened to move to a different location but still live in the same city, then why not ship all of your personal belongings to your new address? If you moved to a different city or even a different state, you can still ship some of your small personal items for a cheap cost by using FedEx or even snail mail. If you moved to another country, however, this may prove to be more difficult; but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Bio: Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at First in Education where recently she’s written about secondary teaching careers along with a piece examining the advantages of online education. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, playing piano, and working with origami.

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