Decorating a home to rent or sell is more difficult than it seems. While it is true that an empty interior provides the tenant with a blank canvas on which to furnish and decorate according to their taste and style, empty spaces tend to appear smaller than they are.

It is convenient to present the property with some essential pieces to show the possibilities that space offers and create a pleasant and welcoming interior. Conversely, if the property is over-decorated, you may fall into the error of customizing it based on the owner’s tastes and style, which could be quite different from those of potential tenants.

These are the six keys for a rental home to be attractive to almost everyone:

Decorate only with essential furniture

When decorating a rental home, the golden rule is “less is more. ” In this sense, only the most essential pieces of furniture and decorative accessories should be incorporated into each room. Everything else should be removed so that the space is clear and can be easily circulated.

Paint and decorate the rental apartment with neutral colors

For paint and finishes, it is best to opt for white. Once the tenant has settled into the house, they can add color through accessories and textiles. To achieve color contrast, when the white is too monotonous, neutral colors such as charcoal, light gray or beige, and/or natural wood can be used for floors, kitchen furniture, doors, cabinets, and others.

Use white colors and mirrors to multiply the brightness of the house you want to rent.

White interiors and mirrors help multiply the interior light, as well as visually enlarge the space. Windows should be clear to allow natural light to flow into the interior without being obstructed by curtains, sheers, or blinds. If natural light is scarce, an intimate and cozy interior can be created using floor and table lamps or indirect lights under kitchen cabinets, cupboard interiors, etc.

Invest in the decoration of the property

When furnishing a home for rent, one of the most common mistakes is to decorate it with furniture that we no longer use at home, worn out, or out of fashion. The truth is that it is preferable to present the property empty than fill it with furniture that detracts from the appearance of the house. It is preferable to invest in a good duvet and pillows to dress the bed, soft quality towels for the bathroom, or even some piece of art for the living room. In this way, the home will be presented with style and quality essential accessories, making it much more attractive.

Use furniture that doesn’t go out of style.

The furniture of a house to rent must be resistant, in neutral tones and timeless designs. Use a wide variety of iconic pieces of furniture combine in the same design classic lines with a modern and contemporary style, at a medium price. These pieces are a good alternative to the usual furniture that often fills rental properties.

Decorate the house with flowers to make it more attractive and attractive to future tenants

If you are renting a furnished property, you should avoid decorative accessories, so that it is the tenant who creates a personal space with their accessories. However, if you want to present the property with charm, it is best to decorate with natural flowers and some indoor plants. These add a pop of color to any neutral interior and easily replace them with other accessories once the tenant has settled in.