I love Airbnb (an online travel marketplace that helps users list, find, and rent vacation homes). When visiting Switzerland, Italy, and France my husband and I chose to rent an Airbnb listed property vs. booking a tired, overpriced hotel. We didn't regret it. Once you go Airbnb you never go back.
While I don't own an Airbnb property, I do know a thing or two about what to look for when booking a vacation rental. I combined that knowledge with home decor tips from the pros to help keep your Airbnb space booked.
Scroll-through for four ways to create a rental space that will keep your guests coming back for more.
Don't be Afraid of Color
Color will help you stand out in the Airbnb feed so don't be afraid to embrace it. Of course, color can be overdone (remember, you want guests to relax after busy days spent exploring) so make it your goal to complement your space with tasteful pops of color. Throw pillows, blankets, vases, and colorful wall art are all excellent choices.
Do Stick to a Home Decor Theme
I don't know about you, but I have zero desire to stay in a space that suffers from home decor ADD. Find a decor style you love and stick with it. For example, if you live by the ocean a nautical approach may be the perfect fit.
Do Bring the Bling but Don't Break the Budget
It's probably the biggest challenge Airbnb owners face: creating the appearance of luxury without breaking the bank. The truth is, with a little patience and creativity you can achieve a luxe look for less. Just take a peek at these popular home decor picks:
Furniture Dos and Don'ts
If you're going to splurge on furniture spend the cash on a good mattress. Renters will put up with a budget-friendly couch but will not be impressed with an uncomfortable mattress. Target, Amazon, and Wayfair all have excellent furniture options, for less.
So there you have it, four home decor tips to keep your Airbnb space booked. What do you look for when booking a vacation rental? Tell me about it in the comments below.
You may also want to check out this collection of Cozy Decor Must-Haves, perfect for creating an inviting living space.