You’ve invested in the
luxury vacation home to rent out, or you’ve just decided to rent out your home
on Airbnb. You have spent your life’s saving on making this new business work,
only problem now is you have minimal to no furniture. And as for decorations,
forget about it! Your budget went towards the plumbing. Besides location and
price, interior design is important to lure guests in. Don’t fret!
Hotels4Humanity has some quick tips to spruce up your hotel, rental or vacation
home to be warm and inviting for your lodgers.
-Let’s talk lighting.
People are drawn to open and airy spaces free of disorganization and clutter.
Simple placements of furniture with one or two tables such as a coffee table or
a side table are pleasing to the eye. Try to avoid adding too much different
shapes and patterns of furniture in one room. Use mirrors, both hanging and
standing ones to bounce off light which also make smaller rooms appear larger. Utilize
floor and desk lamps for ambience, and being portable, they can easily be moved
around to redecorate. Depending on the room, you want to highlight different
parts of the room with varying angles of light. In the dining room for example,
the table should be the center of attention so a nice chandelier hanging above
it will do the trick. As for the living room or den, have a light shine on a
piece of art or illuminate a chair to read. In bedrooms you want to create mood
for work tasks and leisure so use an overhead light as well as bedside table
lamps. As for the walls, buying paint can get expensive and messy; opt out for
removable wallpaper or decals instead.
-Color Scheme is pinnacle!
The color wheel is your
friend. Color has a psychological effect on people. Some colors are soothing
and relaxing while others inspire excitement and fun. There is a reason
complimentary colors are called complimentary, they are pleasing to the eye and
flow well together. Colors like purple and yellow, orange and blue,
simultaneously add spunk and harmony to any room. If you are going for a more
soothing touch, colors next to each other on the color wheel such as blue and
green give that effect. Monochromatic colors, such as the new ombre hair style
trend, are also a great play on rooms. It is an easy effect to create. Take two
colors that you want for a room then add different hues and tones of those
colors throughout the room in objects and fabrics. The assortment of varying
shades of two colors avoids the room from looking over the top. If you want a
more upscale, sophisticated look then a combination of white and gold and other
metallic colors is a perfect addition.
-How about that furniture?
Acquiring the right furniture is probably the most difficult step in the interior design process.
It can also be the most costly. This is when thrift stores, garage sales and
even craigslist can come in handy. You do not need
to spend thousands of dollars in furniture to get the look you want.
Perhaps the most important items are a very comfy sofa and beds. You want to
find a couch that is both cute and functional. Buying a luxurious looking sofa
for hundreds of dollars that is hard as a rock is hardly a smart investment. In
regards to buying a good sofa, go for the feel and a solid color that matches
the curtains or trim in the living room. Oppose the love seat or extended sofa
with chairs of similar color but different shade. If you are going for a modern look, go for a black or
white chair of different symmetry. If you have a small space to work with,
switch out the chairs for ottomans that can double as sitting areas.
-Accessorize from the chairs to the floors.
Accessories will add the final touch to your interior décor. The best
part about accessories is that they are meant to add to something and are not
the main attraction. For that reason they do not have to be fancy, brand new
items unless you want them to. Throw pillows can be found at almost any market
and goods store such as Marshalls and Ross and they provide that extra touch to
a love seat or chair. Use what you have around the house, such as a small
statue or coasters to accentuate any table. Rugs are also inexpensive items
that bring a warm feeling and utility to a room. Keep in mind what your theme is
enhance it with a shaggy or a patterned rug under the coffee table or bed. Don’t forget to add to the walls!
Pictures of the beach or local attractions can highlight location destinations
for your guests. If you are going to use a canvass with a quote, try keeping it
to the bedrooms or bathrooms. For bigger spaces use a blend of small to medium
portraits, and for smaller spaces go for bigger pieces that take up most of the
space on the walls.
Interior decorating does
not have to be a chore. Have fun with the space you have, and stick to a theme
to facilitate the process. Keep spaces concise and simple. When in doubt, less
is more. A few pieces of furniture that match the curtains in an open living
room space with a patterned rug are a great way to accentuate a space. As
mentioned above, use mirrors to invite light into the room and to highlight a
chandelier or portrait. Use the color wheel to attract a person’s eye to a
room. Follow all these steps to put together a rental home or hotel room worthy
of attraction! Also, don’t be afraid to think out of the box and add in your
own flavor, it could be what your rental or vacation home becomes known for.
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