If you’re a landlord, you may have found it difficult to find tenants who are willing to live in your HMO property. If this is the case, consider investing in furnishing or redesigning the living areas of your home to improve its appeal. Furnishing an HMO bedroom is straightforward and shouldn’t be too expensive. The key is to make sure that you invest in quality products and accessories that will provide your tenants with the best possible experience while they are living at your home. Below we will discuss some of the things that need to be considered when furnishing an HMO bedroom:
What Furniture Should be Provided?
The bed, a dresser and wardrobe are the most important pieces of furniture. A desk and chair can be provided if you have one already in your room. If not, consider purchasing one that is small but sturdy enough to hold all of your clothes.
The lamp will provide light during the night when you need it most; it should also be easy for you to turn on and off at will so as not to disturb others sleeping nearby (or yourself). A carpet is another option for covering up any flooring imperfections—it’s also easier than tiling because there aren’t many options when it comes down right into price points!
What Color Schemes Work Best for HMOs?
The color scheme of your HMO bedroom should be neutral and calming. Avoid bright colors, dark colors, and contrasting colors. It’s best to stick with one or two primary hues in order to keep the room feeling cohesive.
The best way to choose a color scheme is by drawing inspiration from nature: the earth tones will help you achieve a feeling of comfort while still being elegant enough for guests who might stay over at times (like those who love vintage furniture). If you’re looking for something more sophisticated than earth tones but don’t want something that’s too loud or busy either then consider neutrals like gray or brown as well as pastels like yellow/green/blue; these shades are perfect for making any space feel cozy without being overwhelming!
How Much Should a Landlord Budget to Furnish an HMO?
- Budget for the essentials.
- Consider the size of the room and the number of rooms you need to furnish.
- Furniture costs will vary depending on the quality of materials used, so make sure you understand how much each piece costs before making your purchase. You can also check out sites for used furniture at a good price if it’s something that doesn’t fit into your budget otherwise!
Things to Consider when Furnishing a HMO Bedroom
1. Make intended use of the space
If you want to use it for storage, your budget will be limited and you may have to compromise on style or comfort. If, on the other hand, you plan on using this room as a guest bedroom or office space that can be used by multiple people at once (for example: parents and children), then spending more money might be justified because it’s likely that they’ll need their own space later in life anyway!
Another thing to keep in mind is local regulations regarding what kind of furniture can go into certain areas—many cities have strict rules about fire safety and health concerns related specifically with living spaces such as HMOs (Hospitals Management Organizations).
2. Check your local regulations relating to HMOs
You should check your local council for any regulations that may affect you as a landlord or tenant. For example, if you live in an HMO, then it is likely that there will be restrictions on how many people can live in the property at any one time.
If you rent out your property through a letting agent and they have not told you anything about this, then ask them why not? If it turns out that there are specific rules about what counts as an HMO bedroom and which rooms are available for rent (e.g., only kitchens), then ask them to explain these rules so that they’re clear on what’s allowed when advertising the room(s).
3. Include a bedside lamp, wardrobe and drawers or hanging rail.
The next step is to get the bed ready. This can be done in many ways, from just buying a new mattress and box spring set, to painting the walls and buying new furniture for your bedroom. If you want to go all out on decorating this room, then consider adding some decorative items such as a bedside lamp, wardrobe or drawers or hanging rail (if applicable), as well as carpeting over the floorboards so they don’t get scratched while sleeping on them.
You should also add curtains and rugs if necessary so that light doesn’t shine into your room at night when no one is there—this will help keep things dark enough for privacy but not too dark where people would have trouble seeing each other when needed!
4. If space is an issue, consider purchasing a bed with built-in storage
Some beds come with drawers and shelves that can be used to store clothes, towels and other items. You may also want to consider buying an adjustable headboard so that you can customize the size of your bed’s interior.
Other types of bed frames include:
- Platforms – These are easy to assemble because they can fold flat without tools. They’re ideal for rooms where there isn’t enough floor space for traditional beds or couches!
- Cradles – These allow you to change the height of your mattress while still keeping both sides consistent in terms of width and length (you’ll have less room available on either side).
- Beds with storage drawers: These are a great option if you want to save space, since they don’t take up any room under the bed itself. They’re also easy to assemble and can be disassembled for moving or when changing bedrooms!
4. Install a window
Window treatments can help create a more open feel in your bedroom. They also help with ventilation and heating/cooling. You may also want to consider installing blinds or curtains that block out noise from outside or reduce light pollution from inside the house (depending on what type of HMO you live in). A window might also be an asset for security purposes if someone breaks into your apartment through the front door, they won’t have access to your belongings if there is no way into it! Finally, having one will give you more privacy since people outside cannot see inside as easily when looking through it.
How to Give Your HMOs the WOW Factor?
Furnishing a HMO can be quite a challenge, especially if you’re not sure how to go about it. Here are some tips on how to make your HMO stand out from the crowd:
Use unique and unusual decorations to give your HMO an individual look. You don’t have to go overboard with this, but try something different!
Finally, you should look for ways to make your HMO more comfortable for the tenants who will be living there. If you’re not sure what type of furniture or appliances might work best in an HMO, ask someone with experience! When it comes time to furnish a property, these tips can help make sure that your home sells quickly and easily.
Make sure that any furniture purchased has been constructed using high-quality materials so it lasts longer than other options would have done in similar situations.
Be creative but careful and you should come up with a design that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.