Airbnb is starting to become the travelers’ number one choice for lodging. Most of the time, they’re more affordable, accessible, unique, and cozier compared to hotels. Guests nowadays want more than just a place where they can sleep in. They also look for a fun and beautiful experience through an Airbnb’s interior design.
Because of this, the vacation rental industry is becoming more and more competitive. And if you’re a host, you should carefully choose the commercial furniture, design, and style for your property. So, here are some styling tips to keep your Airbnb fully booked:
Have a Unique Theme
This is actually one of the biggest advantages Airbnbs have over commercial hotels and resorts. You’re free to make bold choices and have a fun theme for your property to make it stand out.
One of the easiest ways to pick a theme is to base it on your property’s location. For example, if you’re Airbnb is by the coast, a nautical or under the sea theme would be fitting. If you’re by the country, maybe a farmhouse style would be a good idea. If you want to take it to another level, you can go with a theme that’s a little unusual like space, or a magical theme to attract some sci-fi and fantasy fans.
If you’re going to do this kind of style, stick to only one theme so it can look cohesive. When adding decors, try not to put too many pieces so your property won’t look too cluttered and messy. But don’t go sparingly either so they won’t look random and out of place.
When in Doubt, Keep it Clean and Neutral
If you’re not confident in executing a theme, you can always stick to a clean and neutral aesthetic. It’s a bright and simple style that never goes old. Plus, it appeals to more travelers, especially those who travel for work. Business people usually prefer lodging that’s minimalistic and practical, somewhere they can just relax and rest.
When styling a minimalist Airbnb, stick to a neutral palette for your walls such as creams, whites, and beige. Metallics and grays are also a good choice if you want something sleeker and more monochromatic. If you find this too simple, you can add an accent wall that has a brighter shade. You can also add color to your property through your furniture, beddings, pillows, and decors.
A neutral aesthetic doesn’t have to be boring. Don’t be afraid to play around with some textures and patterns on your wall arts, rugs, throw pillows, or even your beddings. This will add some depth and personality to your Airbnb.
Invest in High-Quality and Functional Furniture
Just because Airbnbs are more affordable, doesn’t mean your property shouldn’t be of hotel quality, especially the furniture. Remember that your Airbnb is still a commercial place and your furniture should be able to withstand constant use from guests. It’s better to invest in high-quality commercial furniture instead of your usual residential pieces.
The bed, sofa, and chairs, in particular, should be strong enough to withstand and accommodate all kinds of weights and body types. Tables and desks should also be sturdy in case your guest sets down their bags or any heavy items on top of it. When choosing furniture, it’s also best to choose low-maintenance pieces. They’re easier to clean in between guest bookings.
If you have a smaller space, multi-purpose furniture is your best choice. A sleeper sofa is ideal if you don’t have enough space for both a couch and a bed. Or, it can serve as an extra bed so you can accommodate a bigger group of guests. Folding chairs and tables that can be stowed away when not in use is also a great way to keep the area spacious.
Provide Ample Lighting
Whether it’s a residential property, a hotel, or an Airbnb, proper lighting is a must. As a host, you have to make sure your property has plenty of natural lighting. Travelers love taking pictures and videos, especially if the Airbnb is nicely styled. So, make sure to not block your windows with furniture so you can let all the natural lighting in.
If there’s not enough natural light coming into your Airbnb, make up for it with artificial ones. Hanging lights can brighten up the room and make it look more elegant at the same time. Plus, it won’t be taking up floor space. You should also have a bedside lamp so your guests can read while in bed or they can easily turn the light on if they have to get up in the middle of the night.
Simple things like commercial furniture, ample lighting, and a creative theme can keep your lodging property always booked. If you follow these simple interior designing tips, your Airbnb will become travelers’ go-to lodging when they’re in town.