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Inexpensive Decor to Elevate Your Airbnb

February 02, 2021

When browsing for a vacation rental, great decor could be the deciding factor between two potential rentals. A well-designed property could seriously boost your popularity amongst vacationers. Such changes don’t have to be expensive or happen overnight. Here are some tips to spice up your Airbnb rental that won’t break the bank or stress-out your […]

When browsing for a vacation rental, great decor could be the deciding factor between two potential rentals. A well-designed property could seriously boost your popularity amongst vacationers. Such changes don’t have to be expensive or happen overnight. Here are some tips to spice up your Airbnb rental that won’t break the bank or stress-out your Airbnb cleaners.

Before You Begin

Shopping for inexpensive decor can be challenging with no direction. To make shopping trips more efficient and prevent unnecessary purchases, make a plan before leaving your house. Create a Pinterest board full of ideas. Not only will this help you stay organized, but it will also give you the opportunity to create a well-designed concept for the space as a whole. Create mini boards for individual rooms, but be sure to tie it all together for a cohesive look. On top of aesthetics, also consider management and upkeep of the area.

Paint

After creating a concept design, it might be a good idea to apply a fresh coat of paint. Whether you decide to choose a new color or simply do some touch-ups with the same color is up to you. If you are thinking of doing a new color, try something light and neutral. Lighter walls tend to open up the area and can be an easy way to make colorful decorations pop. You can also include an accent wall to play off your color scheme. Choosing the right colors can help make your Airbnb cleaners’ jobs a little easier.

White room

Decor

Using your Pinterest board for inspiration, go shopping for some new decor. Try to purchase items that are functional and pleasing to the eye. Remember to check out local second hand stores for unique finds. Listed below are some room essentials:

  • Rugs
  • Pillows
  • Art
  • Greenery
  • Lighting

If possible, don’t buy new furniture unless it is necessary. Instead, give new life to the furniture you already own. Sand and restain wooden pieces to make them look brand new. Purchase decorative pillows to spice up an otherwise ordinary couch. Remove furniture that doesn’t serve a purpose. The furniture will provide the structure for the room. Smaller decorations add the spice. Use rugs to tie in an area and to separate it from the rest of the room. Hang art pieces on the walls to add visual interest and personality. Hanging up mirrors is another functional way to fill an open wall. Be sure your Airbnb cleaners regularly dust these new additions to maintain cleanliness.

Potted plant and TV stand

Plants are a great way to fill up open space. Easy to care for succulent plants can be placed on shelves or tabletops. Bigger and more leafier plants can be placed on the floor in open corners and can even be used to hide cords or other unpleasant sights.

Final Thoughts

It can be easy to get carried away when decorating your Airbnb rental property. Use these quick tips to help you save money while elevating your area. Going in with a well thought out design concept and focusing on the finishing touches makes renovations an easy task. And remember, upload pictures of your newly decorated Airbnb property for a boost in bookings!

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By Lehua Cameron