Have you ever been intrigued by a home just by looking at the outside, and then upon entering, all of that intrigue vanishes? This is what happens when your interiors are subpar. Though we all have a certain sense of style when it comes to how we like to decorate our spaces, sometimes our ideas fall flat, or they don’t do a home any justice.
As an Airbnb host, you’ll want to wow your guests at the turn of every corner inside your home. This is where quality interior design comes into play. If you’re running the numbers on your Airbnb calculator and you want to boost up your projected profit, implementing character through design is a viable strategy.
Here, we’ll explore a few interior design techniques that are sure to enhance your Airbnb profile, and have your guests leaving your rave reviews.
Rule number one: Nobody wants to feel like they’re uncomfortable or unwelcome in any space. When you have unattended spaces, this can give your home a cold or an otherwise unwelcoming vibe.
You probably have most of your main rooms decorated and furnished, but what about those rooms that you never even walk in yourself? Chances are, your guests will want to look around the entire home, so, why not give them something to look at in every room?
Basements are a great space to accent the overall character of your home. In fact, some basement spaces have been modified and turned into spare living areas, rec rooms, and game rooms.
If you’ll be looking to primarily host families, a basement or loft turned into a game room or playroom are great accents to any property. In addition, you’ll not only be adding character to an otherwise empty room, but you’ll also be adding value to your home by modifying existing spaces.
Colors and Themes
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to ruin a perfectly good vacation home is to implement an odd or otherwise confusing theme and color scheme.
Colors should reflect the feeling that you’re trying to capture in any room. Bold colors such as bright yellows and reds can agitate the eye, and in some cases, this can cause people to feel uneasy. You want your guests to have a relaxing experience, so naturally, you’ll want to employ the use of calm, soothing colors.
In addition to the color scheme you’ll be using, your interior decor theme needs to compliment your chosen colors. Basically, you don’t want a mounted moose head on a soft blue wall, especially in your home on the beach. If you were running a Canadian hunting club, this might suffice. But otherwise, lose the moose.
The same logic should follow when considering the region in which your vacation rental is located. If your home is in Arizona, a southwest or desert theme will be perfect for this type of property. If you live on the coast, cool, beachy colors and local beach art are perfect ways to decorate your walls.
Basically, you want to tie your decor theme to the region in which you live, as well as with the experience you want to provide. Choosing imagery that is passive, soothing, and comfortable to the eye is your best bet when it comes to implementing specific themes.
Tying It All Together
With all of your spaces being utilized along with a proper theme and suitable color strategy, all you have left to do is beef up your interior furnishings.
Furniture speaks about your character, but it’s not you that you’re trying to please when it comes to running a vacation rental on Airbnb. Consider the clientele you’re hoping to reach. If you’re going for a younger crowd, perhaps a more modern furniture choice is in order.
If you’re looking to cater to business travelers, furniture should suit the needs of anyone on a business trip. This means that your furniture doesn’t need to be flashy, but simple and conservative, rather than distracting.
You’ll find that the more you research your customer base, the more ideas you’ll have when it comes to creating the best guest experience possible for any traveler staying in your home.