You have found a place to live around the Delhi University campus, your stuff has been moved in, but the colour of your walls depresses you and the old rusty cupboard almost makes you regret putting your clothes inside it.
Fear not, rental dwellers and poor Delhi University student souls, we have the ultimate DIY list to make your flat feel more like you. Change the look of your room without upsetting your landlord or burning a hole in your pocket. Here are 5 tips to make your room and flat a place you can happily call home.
1. Rent, rent, rent
Do not waste money on buying furniture, instead of rent at affordable rates from various sites. They have furniture for your entire house and even offer household appliances at monthly rates. You can rent beds, sofas, tables, lamps and what is more, it will not burn a hole in your pocket. If you get bored of your current look, you can easily swap the furniture and get a new look. You’ll find plenty of options in and around both north campus and south campus, Delhi University.
2. The humble fairy light
The fairy lights that only come out of the box during Diwali can drastically change the look of your room. Check out some great ideas to use them here. You can use old glass bottles to paint them to create lamps and be the star at your next house party. You could even get cheap lamps from Sarojini Nagar and Chandni Chowk marketplace! Light up with these ideas to give your room that dreamy look and make it a warm place.
3. If you can’t paint it, stick it
Most landlords do not allow you to paint their walls, but there are still ways to make them come alive. Use wall stickers to make patterns on the wall and hide those ugly blotches. They are fairly cheap to buy and can be bought from online sites like this one. Find ideas to use wall stickers effectively here and here. They are great as they don’t leave a mark and are extremely easy to use!
3. Don’t forget the floor
Don’t forget to revamp the floor as it is a great way to give your room the lift it needs. If rugs are your thing, you can make your own, or even buy cheap, colourful rugs from the market to give your room that inviting look. Whether you like rope rugs, pom pom rugs or even an old t-shirt rug, you are sure to get fabulous results.
5. Hang it, paste it
Another great way to really give your room the personal touch is by hanging your memories on the walls. And if you’re not allowed to drill a nail in your room, how about you paste them instead? Make stick-on frames of your own to give innovative borders to your photographs. Find cool ideas here to give your room that cool, effortless feel.
No matter how hard you try, it can be difficult to make a rented space truly your own. No landlord will spend the time to make sure the house is inviting, but we at Coho make sure you get an aesthetically designed place to call your own.
No need to deal with the eccentricities of a 50-year old building, when you can easily move into bright, cheerful rooms that lift your spirits as soon as you see them. Coho also provides a fully stocked kitchen for your late night cravings and cleaning services to make sure you do not have to worry about a thing. Manage your stay through the Coho app for a truly hassle-free living experience.