You’ve recently started renting out your vacation rental property or an apartment on Airbnb, but you feel that it still has a missing touch that will make it extremely appealing to future guests. This is why it is important to research current interior design trends and thus boost your unit’s appeal and style. In order to help you divert more customers your way and raise the value of your property, we have singled out our top easy-to-follow redecoration tips. Let’s take a look and get inspired.
Get the right first impression
First things first, you won’t be able to attract enough guests to stay at your place if the exterior looks neglected and colorless. Luckily, with a few landscaping tips you can bring your rental property to life. For instance, start by hiring a professional landscaping firm that will eradicate any weeds and smooth out any imperfections you may have on your front lawn. Afterwards, you can start arranging your flowerbeds with colorful exotic species such as the Peruvian and Oriental lilies, Jerusalem sage, and Delphiniums. Additionally, you can stylize your front porch with beautiful hanging flowerpots, rustic lanterns, and a big chic welcoming sign. Also, make sure that the facade color is well maintained and that the decking is not chipped or cracked. Lastly, don’t forget to place recycling bins in a designated fenced area a bit further from the property so that you don’t have to wrack your brain whether animals will make a mess of your wonderful new exterior.
Living room color scheme
Another important step is to decorate the living room according to the latest trends so you can sweep any potential guests at your vacation rental property off their feet. Firstly, you will need to choose the perfect color scheme for your walls, furniture, and upholstery. This season, you should definitely go for a palette of jade green, bold yellow, and beige shades for that perfect mixture of organic, natural, and fun colors that will create a modern homey atmosphere in the apartment. Additionally, peach-hued throw pillows and blankets will add that touch of comfort to your furniture and will pop even more if you paint an accent wall in a salmon shade. However, if you want the design to be less bold and to evoke a more serene and traditional feel, don’t hesitate to go for a palette with pastel eggshell nuances and sky blue features.
Find the perfect bedroom furnishing
If you want your Airbnb apartment or vacation rental property to stand out from the competition, you have to ensure that your guests have the most modern and stylish bedroom furnishing available. A luxurious king-sized bed, a spacious wardrobe and designer bedding, large vanities, and a bedside table with a large mirror are some of the must-have items you should offer your guests. Moreover, if you truly want the bedroom to be a knockout, make sure to add glamorous floor rugs for that final touch of class. These rugs will not only keep the guests’ feet warm, but their multi-colored design will turn the mundane bedroom into a beautiful oasis of style. We guarantee you that visitors will simply flock to your business if you have high-end furnishing since everyone wants to feel like royalty when they’re on vacation.
A kitchen that will seal the deal
In most cases, when a vacation rental property has an amazing kitchen, the renters won’t think twice before picking it. With this mind, you have to ensure that your tenants will be provided with the best rental kitchen experience there is. Thus, adding more storage space by replacing the small refrigerator with a more spacious one can be a great start. Also, if you don’t feel like investing in more cabinets, simply add vertical shelving since it’s a simple and inexpensive alternative. Another great practical solution is to get an island countertop on wheels so your guests can position it anywhere in the kitchen depending on their needs. As for kitchen appliances, apart from the standard oven, fridge, and stove, feel free to add a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and a blender so that you can provide your renters with a fabulous vacation experience. However, instead of solely focusing on functionality, make sure to bring in numerous vivid details such as tasteful art pieces and colorful dishware to bring your walls to life.
Last but not least, for adding that final splash of color to your rental unit, it’s highly recommendable to fill it with greenery. Flowers and plants will help you bring in a breath of fresh air and balance out the stylish design you’re trying to achieve. For example, African violets, apart from being low-maintenance, bloom during the whole year and come in a variety of forms. Interestingly, you can even find ones with variegated leaves and white-edged blooms. On top of that, you can place Flowering Maples in small pots around the apartment which have blooms in tangerine, ruby, red, and citrus shades which will brighten up every room. Most importantly, if you want to evoke a mystical and exotic feel in the apartment, you can use a small planter as an amazing table centerpiece with Oxalis which has butterfly-like dark purple leaves. Keep in mind, in order to avoid having your guests suffering from allergic reactions, make sure to list all the plants and flowers you have placed in the unit in your rental ad and remove some of them when necessary.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much effort to transform a mediocre vacation rental property into a true oasis of peace and glamour. All you need to do is introduce the latest interior design trends and provide your guests with a unique luxurious vacation experience. Good luck on your redesign project!
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This article has been contributed by Tracey Clayton.