If you have a spare room that you want to lease out it is important to decorate it in the right way. You need it to be practical, look good and appeal to the tastes of the type or person you are planning to rent the room out to.
Decorating a room to a high standard can work out expensive. If you successfully rent out the room this is not a big issue because, in time, you will get back the money you have invested. On the other hand, if you are unable to rent out the room easily you cannot guarantee that you will generate enough income to cover the expense of decorating and setting up the room.
Fortunately, there are several ways to decorate a room to a high standard and do so without investing too much money up front. Here are a few ways to do it:
Keep the decor simple
Decorating a room need not be expensive especially if you use paint. Choose neutral colours and prepare the walls carefully to get a good finish.
If you want to add interest just buy wall stickers. They are inexpensive, look great and are an easy way to add a touch of class to a room. Just make sure that you buy the type that can easily be removed.
Remember to add a mirror. This will help to make the room look bigger and reflect the light making the room look brighter as well as being a practical addition to the room.
Renew the floor cheaply
Laying new flooring is usually a good move. A scruffy floor will instantly make a room look dated and turn potential leasers off.
You need not spend a fortune on new flooring. If the room is small enough a carpet remnant can work well. It is also relatively easy to find carpeting or laminated wood flooring in sales. You just need to shop around to get a good deal.
If you cannot replace the existing flooring, consider buying some rugs instead. The right rug can cover up any issues with the existing flooring and help to give the room a new, crisp contemporary look.
Rent the furniture
One of the biggest expenses when it comes to setting up a room for rent is the furniture. You want good quality furniture that looks nice and is functional.
If you are lucky you can find something suitable in the sales, but that is not the only way to get hold of good quality furniture. These days you can easily rent the furniture rather than invest hundreds buying some. Emblem Furniture offer furniture rental at very competitive rates.
Blinds not curtains
Don’t forget to dress the windows properly. Paint them if they need it and fill in any gaps while you are doing that. New curtains can work out expensive, so consider fitting a simple Roman blind instead. They are easy to make, so all you need to do is to find the money to buy the material.
Follow these tips and you can easily end up with an attractive room that will be easy to rent out without having to invest a lot of money.