Picking a color scheme for your Jensen rental property’s interior could be an exciting part of settling into a new home. In many situations, however, there will be restrictions on which portions of the interior you can renovate or change. Most landlords and property owners do not allow a renter to paint the interior or exterior of the home. If this is the matter, it’ll probably take a bit more resourcefulness and creativity to produce a place that could feel like home. You may just have to be content with working on the existing interior colors, which, could make choosing a color scheme a tougher challenge.
One of the best things you can do first when choosing a color scheme for your rental property is to walk through the house, taking note of which spaces are visible from each room. You can also take down notes on a floor plan. This information is a very important guide because choosing a color scheme for an entire house is not just relating to styling individual rooms. Preferably, each room should coordinate with others to have a sense of continuity.
Option 1: Choose Your Base Color
When you have made your notes, you can get started laying out your color scheme in one of two ways. The first way starts with choosing a base color for the biggest room or area in the house. Think about the paint and flooring colors, and what will be more effective in that part of the home. The nice thing about neutral paint colors is that they coordinate so well with many color schemes. But don’t forget that warm neutrals like beige or cream are very different from cool neutrals like gray. Each one has different complementary colors, and taking it upon yourself to mix warm and cool colors may not give you the end result you are looking for.
Option 2: Choose a Focus Color First
The second way is to begin with a bold focus color and then coordinate everything else around it. If you love color and wish to use a lot of it in a room, you will have to plan out everything conscientiously or risk overdoing it. Primarily if your central living area is an open space, set out to choose furniture and accessories in colors that work well together. One simple way is to choose a single color and then use different shades (which are darker) or tints (which are lighter) of the same hue to add visual appeal and lots of personality without overwhelming the senses.
Despite that these two techniques will offer you heaps to work with, there are other ways to choose a color scheme for your house. If you have a real affinity for a specific environment (the beach, for instance), you can use the colors of that place as a guide for using colors in your home. On the other hand, do not feel like you’re supposed to make every room resemble each other.
Even though you may desire to keep connecting spaces relatively neutral, you can give every room in the house its own feel and look by using different coordinating colors. A multicolored floor rug placed in a hallway will work great with many different color combinations in the bedrooms. By doing this, you can create a sense of continuity without each room looking exactly alike.
On that note, if you are not decided on whether the color scheme you have selected will work, try testing your palette first. If you have items that are the colors you wish to use, attempt to arrange them in the space to have an insight into what that may look like on a larger scale. The light is going to be different in every room, and what works well in one space might end up looking less than appealing in another. One other idea is to carry pictures or swatches with you every time you go shop to help you have a sense of how new items might fit into your existing color scheme.
Conclusively, choosing a color scheme for a Jensen rental house does not have to be that hard. If you believe it would be comfortable in your space and appreciate what you see, you have made a wise decision for yourself. If you’re looking for the perfect rental to decorate, contact us online or call us at 801-889-1517 to start today.
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