More and more millennials are moving out of their parents’ houses and moving to condos that are closer to their workspaces. And with the level of traffic in Manila and the limited transportation options, who can blame them? The total expense of renting a condo will equate to the same amount of money for getting around the city and the comfort of living closer to the metro is priceless. However, the problem with rentals is the limited chances for the renter to customize the space to turn it into a home. Depending on your agreement with your landlord, the usual restriction is no major renovation or change in the unit. This means that you can only accessorize the space with furniture and accessories. If you are a Millennial renting-to-own or simply just renting, here are ways to make the rental feel more like home.
The Bachelor Millennial
Give your space a manly yet welcoming vibe with a play on browns, woods, and neutrals. Keep it simple and minimal and stick to functional pieces. Purchase some quirky pieces to keep your space from looking boring. One of the best accessories you can get? A whisky decanter, it’s perfect for when you have guests over.
For the “It” Girl Influencer
For a feminine touch, adorn your rental with floral accessories. Play with a palette of pastel colors for your furniture and accessories. Millennial pink and grays can give your space the perfect Instagram vibe and will also help your eyes relax after a busy day.
They say that parenthood is one of the biggest changes that can happen in anyone’s life. After all, you are in charge of giving every bit of TLC to your little one. Sharp edges and expensive breakables take a backseat, while scratch and stain-proof pieces take center stage. Hampers and storage boxes are also needed for your baby’s toys. Unlike houses, condo parents have to be more cautious on the items with their home because of the limited space.
Words by Patricia Herbolario | Curated by Janina H. Bautista | Photos styled by Reann Erilla