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When it comes to travel nurse housing, the odds are good that the majority of the time you will be living in an apartment. This is true whether you go with your agency’s housing or take a stipend and set it up on your own. Although convenient, one of the drawbacks of apartment living is the temporary decor that usually accompanies an apartment. Most of the time, you can expect blank white walls, furniture you didn’t pick out, and a lack of decorating flexibility because you are a short-term renter.

Unless you take matters into your own hands.

There are ways to decorate your travel nurse housing so it feels more like home. You can make your temporary housing somewhere inviting that you look forward to coming home to, without spending an arm and a leg or taking a U-Haul to get from one assignment to the next.

A recent article at SmallNotebook.org listed five easy ways to decorate your apartment to feel less temporary and more like home. Here is an overview of some of the best advice:

  • Hang up pictures and art first. It’s a fast and easy way to make it feel more like home. Here are some tips for hanging art in travel nursing housing“Deck the halls…Don’t wreck your walls!”
  • Opt for baskets, linen baskets, and wood crates instead of plastic storage bins to create a more homey feel.
  • Make it green with plants and don’t worry if they die, you can always buy more.
  • Have a set of decorative items that you display all year instead of trying to rotate with the holidays.
Here are some other articles that you might find helpful for decorating travel nurse housing :

I would also love to hear what tips you have for other travelers who want to decorate their housing. Leave a comment below.

Jeff Long is the Marketing Manager at Medical Solutions, one of the leading travel nursing companies in the industry. He has never been a nurse and is not a recruiter; his goal is to help you meet your career goals by sharing information, advice, and the benefits of travel nursing with you. He also blogs regularly at TravelNursingBlogs.com.

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