How To Furnish Your Airbnb?

DATE : March 4, 2022 By :

Setting up and deciding to advertise your home as an Airbnb can be intimidating. Where do you start? What is the best way to furnish your room for strangers? How to keep it attractive and functional? Quality furnishing is necessary for long-term wear and tear, so do not skimp on the main pieces of furniture, namely the mattress and closet space.

How much will it cost to set up my Airbnb?

The initial costs will be recouped quickly when renting out your space; however, it is necessary to consider that you will need to choose wisely where to spend your money as the costs can escalate quickly. Staying on budget is always a challenge, but it can be achieved.

Airbnb furniture checklist

  • Bed and mattress
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Pillows, duvet inner, blankets/quilt
  • Linen commercial quality
  • Towels commercial quality
  • Nightstands & Reading lamps
  • Table/Desk
  • Bar fridge, Microwave, kettle, and toaster
  • Sleeper couch or armchairs
  • Closet
  • TV
  • Artwork

Where to purchase good quality used furnishings?

The obvious choice is Craigslist and Gumtree. You can find some very good bargains on these platforms. When choosing to purchase second-hand goods, check the mattress and ask to plug in appliances to ensure they are all in working order. Another goldmine is Marketplace on Facebook or the buy and swap pages. Garage sales are an excellent resource for furnishing your Airbnb because these are usually homes where the residents are moving or downsizing.

Decorating to attract your ideal guest?

You need to remember two main rules when decorating. The guest is looking to be enthralled with the experience; they do not want an impersonal hotel room feeling. Tap into your location and bring that into your furnishings.

Remember that you want to appeal to a larger audience and get good reviews. The way to achieve that is not to be too personal; find the balance.

Some DOs when decorating your first Airbnb?

  • Your aim is to attract as many guests as possible; choose a neutral color palette.
  • Use textures rugs, throws, scatter cushions, window dressings, and door handles.
  • Maximize the number of beds by using double pull-outs, air mattresses, camp cots, sleeper couches.
  • Using potpourri in the rooms and next to the front door.
  • Add extra electrical outlets in the rooms for charging phones, cameras, and laptops.
  • The use of mirrors in the rooms makes them brighter and appear larger.
  • Mats inside and outside the exterior doors will ensure that your carpets and floors remain clean.

Some DON’Ts when decorating your first Airbnb?

  • Eliminate as much clutter as possible to make more space.
  • Keep personal items to a minimum, with no family photos or personal information.
  • Avoid anything that has a political affiliation or religion; be as neutral as possible.
  • Remove expensive items or antiques that are not functional and can make guests worried about accidents and having to replace such items.

By following some or all of these suggestions, you are sure to have a wonderful experience with your new Airbnb. Your new space and furnishings exude a welcoming feeling that you carry through with your smile and friendly welcome.

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