Darren Palmer Shares His Top Tips for Making a Rental Your Home

Lauren Powell

Having a landlord doesn’t have to mean your house can’t feel like a home. Sure, it may not be yours, but that small hurdle doesn’t need to get in the way of your interior design dreams. Celebrity interior designer and stylist Darren Palmer proves exactly that, revealing the best things that you can do to make your rental feel like your own—and additionally, what features you should look out for in the first place. Read on to find out how you can easily turn your rented abode into a home—sans mortgage!

If you decide that none of the above will work for you and it's time for a move, so remember to consider the following when searching for a new property.

You can light rooms to improve their ambience but nothing beats streaming daylight through windows into living spaces to make your home feel light, bright, and friendly.

You can light rooms to improve their ambience but nothing beats streaming daylight through windows into living spaces to make your home feel light, bright, and friendly.

Is there a bus stop outside your bedroom window? Does your living space back onto a high-traffic pedestrian laneway? Do the bins get picked up right outside your window every week? Other things to...

Is there a bus stop outside your bedroom window? Does your living space back onto a high-traffic pedestrian laneway? Do the bins get picked up right outside your window every week? Other things to consider are neighbouring properties and their proximity to you. These things are fixed and you won’t be able to do much to change them if you commit to the property.

Does the property have the things you need in terms of technology? Can you have cable TV, are the TV points in the right spot to orient your furniture? Can you do everything you want to do in your...

Does the property have the things you need in terms of technology? Can you have cable TV, are the TV points in the right spot to orient your furniture? Can you do everything you want to do in your home in terms of technology? You can thankfully take your internet with you into or out of your new space with Optus Home Wireless Broadband, so you’re able to move in and plug and play if you’re in a serviceable area. The big benefit of this innovation is you’re going to be able to check your emails or browse the internet on day one and when your lease is up you can move your connection with you.

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