8 Ways to Create a Relaxing Oasis in Your Rental


It’s always a great idea to improve our living spaces. After all, most of us end up spending most of our time at home, so wouldn’t it be nice if the place you spend most of your time is, well, nice? But how do we execute this effectively?

Here, we have summarised some of the easiest ways to upgrade your humble renting abode, and the best part of all is that it’s not even going to cost you a pretty penny.

Bring on the Greens

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Any living space gets an immediate boost with the addition of some greenery. Simply add a couple of plants to your bedroom or living area, and voila- you have an oasis of living space.

Incorporate a Nook

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If you have a small space in your house that’s not being used, then why not add a cushy pillow and a blanket to create a little nook where you can curl up and read a book or sip on a cup of coffee? It’ll be small, but you don’t need much space when you’re trying to cozy up.

Add a Rug Area

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A rug can be a great way to divide spaces and define the separate areas in your home. Besides that, they can also add a touch of hominess to your home. Yup, it’s that simple.

Hide the Wires

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Seeing a bunch of wires cluttered together is quite an unsightly thing to look at. To fix this, you simply need some cord clips to attach the wires and tuck them behind a table or dresser. A room will look far more cozier if no loose wires are sticking out.

Light a Candle

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One of the best ways to soften up any room is simply to light a candle or two. A glimmering light is bound to add an aura of ambiance, and it will also illuminate a room without any harsh light. You can thank us later.

Bring in the Light

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Having a poorly lit room can be rather uninviting, and that’s why adding a bit of light to your living space is so crucial if you want to create an indoor oasis. It can be in the form of setting up an extra lamp or even investing in lower-level lights to have light at varying heights. There’s nothing quite like enhancing a space with a bit of light.

Declutter and Simplify

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It’s impossible to keep a clear mind if your spaces are all cluttered up. A tidy and simplified space not only reduces stress but also facilitates a sense of tranquility. If you have some items that you no longer use then you may as well donate them so that you can organize your your living spaces to be more calming and serene.

Incorporate Neutral Colors

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It’s essential to opt for neutral colors when choosing how to decorate our living spaces. It could be as simple as adding a beige blanket or a set of light brown pillows on the couch. These colors are calming, and they are sure to create a relaxed environment.

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One could say that bathrooms are equal parts utility and sanctuary. Essentially, they’re the place where you can light a candle and wind down from a long day, but at the same time, it’s the exact spot where most of your grooming and getting ready for your day (or bed) happens. In terms of aesthetics, we do want our bathrooms to feel welcoming and serene, but, at the same time, they need to be functional.

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The home design trends that are so popular today will be out of style tomorrow. The “in” styles usually start at the designer level before trickling down to the public. It’s helpful to look ahead at the next trends when having work done for your home. What’s in today among the public may already be on its way out and no longer be used by designers.

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