You can turn your home into an Airbnb to make some extra cash. You could let your spare room or holiday home to travelers online. You just need to spruce up the space and add a few holidaymaker essentials. Airbnb is a fantastic resource that can help you make the most out of your spare room or holiday home.
Here are a few tips for decorating your Airbnb.
Consider Your Audience
Who will be staying in your Airbnb? Consider your target audience for Airbnb and what they will need on their trip away. If your property is aimed at young families, you should include a cot, high chair, and child-friendly furniture. You should have a bath with a showerhead attached instead of a luxury waterfall shower room. Your Airbnb needs to be practical for your target guests.
Select a Theme Based on Location
The location of your Airbnb should be the inspiration for your décor. After all, most of your guests will stay in your Airbnb because they want to see the local area. If your property is based in the countryside, leave a few flyers for local walks, museums, and pubs. You could even put together a guide for the area. Make a list of your favorite cafes, restaurants, activities, and hiking trails.
If your Airbnb is close to the sea, you could go for a nautical theme. Stick to a calming color palette with pastel blues and yellows and a few seashells dotted around. Visit a few local galleries to find a painting of the nearby beach or town. Local businesses should support other local businesses.
It’s time to depersonalize your property and remove any clutter. Collect all of your family photos, personal trinkets, and treasured ornaments. You can move them back into your permanent home and keep your Airbnb clutter-free. Keep a small stash of magazines under the coffee table and style the bookshelves with affordable items. If a guest breaks something, you should be able to easily replace it. Do not keep anything valuable or treasured on the property. Go for a minimal look and keep all surfaces clear.
Provide Storage Space
Your guests need space to unpack their clothes and store their belongings. Make sure a suitcase can fit under the bed so they can tuck their bags away for the trip. Install under the stair’s storage for the vacuum cleaner, coats, shoes, and other items.
Some Airbnb’s offer an essentials package with bread, milk, wine, toilet roll and washing up liquid. You could create a little essentials basket to help them settle in on their first night for an added charge.
Set up your property as an Airbnb and enjoy hosting your guests.