You turn a house into a home by filling it with items that represent you and your Family.
It is important even when renting a home to make changes that will make it your home, with permission from the owner you can paint, repair and clean to make it yours.
Hanging pictures, both of family and friends and art work make it more personal.
Visiting tag sales and thrift stores can bring up some great finds for decorating.
Look in decorating magazines for styles that you like and copy them.