Decoration of your rented property is very important, you do not want to have something that is decorated to fit your taste and something that may be very unappealing for other potential tenants. It is very important on the first impression to make sure that it is neutral and will be bright as this is one very important aspect. Especially if you are looking for some good tenants that will bring you good business and long stay. I have seen many properties in my line of work and I can say that those that are bright will tent to keep your tenants in it for long and making your rental prospect looking very good for future.
At the end of the day carpets are going to be very important in creating this bright and fresh look of your house, bright carpet can help however you may want to avoid those in some types of properties as heavy foot traffic may total destroy your nicely neutral look of the carpet. In some student houses you can see those creamy carpets looking just horribly and you are probably aware why they are in this sort state. Student do not belong to cleanest group of tenants and they will be leading rather active social life with many people coming in and going out and by this you may face reality of rather dirty carpets that will be requiring often cleaning by carpet cleaning specialist. I can Say that blue or brown carpet are very good, you can get some colors that will be looking neutral and will last for ever at your rented property. Most important sometimes is for your property to be looking clean even if it is not totally clean and thanks to this will maintain this fresh look.
It is good to do some research before making final decisions ont he decoration theme of your property, if you have female friends use them. Ladies are a lot better in those things then man.