How to Make a Temporary Apartment Feel Like Home

Even if you’re there for a short while, you can still make it cozy.

At one point or another, we’ll all find ourselves in a temporary apartment. Whether it’s because of a burst pipe, or an exciting work promotion, sometimes we don’t end up living in a “home.” While this may initially make you feel out of sorts, there are easy ways to embrace a temporary apartment and enjoy the adventure.

Put your photos up.

Even though it may feel silly to unpack your photos for a short stay, it will make you feel better seeing your favorite memories around. You don’t have to hang all your pictures, just put a few frames on the nightstand, dresser and even the kitchen counters. I If you want to hang up more photos, or other decorations, check out our post on no wall damage decor.

Bring some special pieces.

Most temporary apartments are fully stocked and fully furnished, so you don’t technically need to bring anything. However, bringing a few of your favorite home pieces will make you more comfortable in your temporary space. Extra blankets, decorative pillows, candles, or any other unique items that are easy to move will quickly add to the homey vibe you’re seeking in your new apartment.

Add some life.

There’s no need to live alone in your temporary apartment. If you have a pet already, several temporary housing providers, like The Hennessey Group, offer short-term apartments that are pet-friendly. Plant life will also add some color and vitality to your new apartment, whether you go for a container of succulent plants by the window, or pick up a flower arrangement from the grocery store. If you really want to go the extra mile, get a fishbowl.

Engage your senses.

When your apartment smells and sounds like home, it will feel like home. So, go ahead and set up a speaker in your apartment so you can play your favorite songs and podcasts. Also, make sure to get some candles (or candle warmers) that will give your temporary residence a welcoming scent. Adding these two simple sensory items to your apartment will make it feel very homely.

If you’re making a transition and want to find an affordable short-term living solution, contact The Hennessey Group online or call 888-543-5890.

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