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Floor lamps are a great way to in­ject your own style into a rental and some land­lords will give per­mis­sion to ten­ants to change light fit­tings.

“Light­ing is some­thing that can make a huge dif­fer­ence, even chang­ing the globes,” says Libby from Coco Re­pub­lic. “Putting an am­bi­ent light globe in can soften the light in the room and make it a much warmer space, in­stead of a cool, ster­ile area.”

She says putting up your own cur­tains can also make a big dif­fer­ence.

“If you’re not lov­ing what’s there, it might be as sim­ple as just tak­ing it all down, stor­ing it for the du­ra­tion of your lease and putting a tem­po­rary so­lu­tion up,” she says

While you can’t gen­er­ally change the floor­ing when you’re rent­ing, Libby says a care­fully cho­sen rug can have a big im­pact on a room.

“Rugs in them­selves can be art­work,” she says. “They can give so much life and def­i­ni­tion to a space.”

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