10. Upgrade your light fixture
The ultimate way to update a room is with new lighting fixtures. Why? Because chances are, the ones that came with the place are ugly AF. You can find a cool glass or chrome fixture at Home Depot or even on a discount site like Gilt for surprisingly cheap. If you’re planning on staying in your rental for a while, and especially if you just bought your first place, “it’s time for grown up lighting—even if it’s just changing the fixture over your dining room table,” says interior designer Kati Curtis.
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