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Making your house a dream home... even if it's a rental

Posted at 2:16 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 17:16:38-04

According to a Pew research study, more and more Americans are choosing to lease homes, with the number higher than it has been in 50 years. While some believe that leasing a home comes with restrictions for decorating, this is quite far from the truth! There are ways to make lease-friendly design choices without breaking the bank.

In response to this growing need to make any home a haven, Invitation Homes, the leading owner and operator of single-family homes for lease, is presenting its first “Make it Home” Show House at one of its homes in Atlanta. Top nationally recognized design experts have teamed up to design the house using budget-friendly tips and trends and will host design and décor workshops throughout the week.

WALL TO WALL: While a fresh coat of paint can certainly add a pop of color to a room, consider using temporary wallpaper instead to add texture or patterns that can give the room personality within your lease.

LIVE OUTDOORS: Maximize your living space by creating a warm and inviting outdoor oasis with unfettered access to beautiful weather without having to put on your shoes.

THINK OUTSIDE THE STORAGE BOX: Being organized is key when you live a leasing-lifestyle, look for unconventional items that are beautiful and functional to effectively store and organize your items.

MAKE IT A SMART HOME: From air-conditioners, thermostats, lights and garage doors, nearly everything in your home can be connected to the internet and be remotely controlled with a mobile device or smart speaker.

MORE ABOUT EMILY HENDERSON:
Emily Henderson is the founder and driving force behind Emily Henderson Design, a multifaceted interior design firm and lifestyle brand. Born and raised in Oregon, Emily moved to New York City after graduating from college, where she worked as a freelance stylist whose roster included Martha Stewart, Target, West Elm, and Anthropologie until she eventually relocated to Los Angeles. She is the New York Times Bestselling Author of STYLED, winner of HGTV Design Star, hosted HGTV’s Secrets from a Stylist, is currently Target's Home Style Expert. Her work has been featured on the covers of Domino, Good Housekeeping, Bon Appetit and Coastal Living, amongst others. With clients and projects across the nation, Emily infuses style, function, and a little bit of her iconic personality into everything she works on.

About Invitation Homes
Invitation Homes is a leading owner and operator of single-family homes for lease, offering residents high-quality homes across America. With more than 80,000 homes for lease in 17 markets across the country, Invitation Homes is meeting changing lifestyle demands by providing residents access to updated homes with features they value, such as close proximity to jobs and access to good schools. The company's mission, "Together with you, we make a house a home," reflects its commitment to high-touch service that continuously enhances residents' living experiences and provides homes where individuals and families can thrive.
Invitation Homes is a leading owner and operator of single-family homes for lease, offering residents high-quality homes across America. With more than 80,000 homes for lease in 17 markets across the country, Invitation Homes is meeting changing lifestyle demands by providing residents access to updated homes with features they value, such as close proximity to jobs and access to good schools. The company's mission, "Together with you, we make a house a home," reflects its commitment to high-touch service that continuously enhances residents' living experiences and provides homes where individuals and families can thrive.