Interior design ideas for your temporary home

Anyone who has to spend a longer period of time in another city  knows how important it is to feel at home in your temporary home. With the help of decorative accessories and plants, any apartment can be decorated in a cosy way and according to your own ideas, even if you cannot bring your own furniture.


In this article, we have compiled a few tips and interior design ideas for you that you can implement quickly and without a lot of money.

Flowers and flower pots

Since landlords cannot always be sure that their tenants have a green thumb, real indoor plants are an exception in furnished apartments. Of course, this can be changed easily and with little money. Flower shops that offer both beautiful plants and pots can be found in every major city.


Currently, the following houseplants are particularly popular:

  • Monstera (Swiss cheese plant)
  • Cactuses and succulents
  • Howea forsteriana
  • String-of-pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)

Curtains, towels and tea towels

Textiles are ideal for the redecoration of furnished apartments, as they leave no lasting traces and produce a big effect with little effort. Depending on your personal taste, tea towels, towels and possibly also curtains can be exchanged quite easily. The only important thing is to store the original textiles well and return them to their place before moving out.

Pillows, blankets and bed linen

Another good alternative to individualize your temporary home effectively and without having to spend a lot of time, money and effort is to bring new pillows, blankets and above all bed linen. Especially with the latter, it is worth bringing your own favorite pieces from home to make the atmosphere even more comfortable.

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If you don’t want to go to the shops, you can also order accessories such as cushions or carpets online. Various online shops offer trendy decorative objects and home textiles, e.g. Stylight.

Pictures and posters

Unlike non-furnished apartments, some decoration options are not suitable for temporary living. Personal pictures on the walls should be avoided to avoid damage caused by nails etc. A good alternative are small to medium-sized picture frames that can be placed on tables and shelves.

You should also be careful with posters, because adhesive tape etc. can cause permanent damage to wallpaper and wall paint, which can be expensive for tenants. With the help of a tenant insurance you can additionally protect yourself from the costs of accidental damage, wine stains and loss of keys.

Ina Möllers

Ina Möllers is responsible for PR and Content Marketing at Homelike. She previously lived in Tokyo, London, and Berlin but recently returned to her roots in Cologne where she's trying to crack the secret to baking the world's best banana bread.