The Rented Home

A house is made of walls and beams, but a home is made of love and dreams.

About – The Rented Home


A house is made of walls and beams, but a home is made of love and dreams.

My husband and I have lived in rented homes throughout our marriage of 16 years. We have been expats on three occasions moving around world for careers makes it difficult to commit to buying a home. Plus there are many advantages to renting instead of buying. You can become more liquid if you do need to move for a career, no property tax, maintenance is usually not something to worry about and sometimes the costly HOA can be avoided all together.

Many are under the impression that if you do not own your own home that you cannot make it home. Most wait until they buy a home before they start to acquire a feeling of home with furnishings, home decor and other things that create a home environment.

Whether you live in a high rise, apartment building, single family home, big or small place there are many solutions to making any place feel like home. Even if you have a picky landlord, Do Not Fret, there are plenty of ways to create an amazing home that will make even the pickiest of landlords happy and your friends jealous!

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The Rented Home


Please note* The images on this site are considered Photoshop Home Design! The idea is to be inspired by the looks and make it your own. Also, I do not take credit for any of these photos, but wish to share the great ideas of how you can make your rented home a home. I will source the photos when available. Most of the photos on this site are pulled from the internet or home decor magazines, if you find a photo from my site and would like credit or pulled from this site, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

One comment on “About – The Rented Home

  1. Gayle Ballard
    April 19, 2013

    You are right, you can make a temporary residence a home. “Sticks and stones don’t make a house a home”, as the country song goes. But nor do white bare walls and your basic arrangement of furniture and blinds on the windows. You have to have a “wow” factor. Your own personality and style. Don’t be afraid to experiment, make it a happy place because it might be your home for awhile.
    Can’t wait to see what you post next!

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