Not only are vacation rentals generally more affordable than hotels, but they are also more appealing because they offer more privacy and freedom to vacationers. There’s nothing better than going on a vacation to some other country, yet still feel as if you were home. However, in order for you to provide your guests with such a feeling of comfort, you need to design a cosy space with a unique character. This will also make your property stand out on the market and set you apart as a host.
A coat of paint for a sense of novelty
Applying a coat of paint is always a great way to freshen up your rental. Although affordable and simple, this change is quite effective, filling your rental with a sense of novelty and freshness. You have a range of inspiring colour schemes at your disposal, but you should go with a palette that will complement your destination. For instance, if you own a beachside house, you can opt for different shades of blue, sandy grey and beige for an aquatic feel. On the other hand, if your rental is high up in the mountains, you can go with rich and deep greens, browns and beiges. However, you should go with two or three tones to avoid creating an overbearing look. Of course, you can always go with a simple, neutral scheme, but make sure to introduce pops of vibrant tones for an authentic vibe.
Local art for authenticity
Vacationers love properties with unique personalities, so you should find a way to give your rental a distinctive character. Embellishing it with local artwork is the perfect solution that will create an atmosphere of authenticity in your space. Not only will you present your guests with your local art scene, but you’ll support your local artists, as well. You can even give them a small tour as a host and tell the story behind the paintings, photographs and other artsy details.
Layers of fabrics for enhanced comfort
You should make sure that your guest travellers feel completely comfortable in your rental. An easy way to achieve this is to introduce layers of different fabrics that will create a cosy look. For instance, you can layer stylish floor rugs for chic and deep appeal. You can use rugs to add a pop of colour to your space or introduce some intricate patterns. On the other hand, you can go with a simple design and let their texture come into focus.
Furthermore, depending on your location, you can use different types of materials. For instance, light throws and gauzy curtains are perfect for a beach house while warmer and cosier blankets and covers should be used in a mountain retreat. You should also invest in trendy throw pillows because they can truly style up your rental and make a positive impression on your guests.
Appropriate lighting for a cosy feel
With stunning lighting, you can fill your rental with a flattering, cosy glow while also using beautiful fixtures to elevate your rental’s décor. Furthermore, since travellers enjoy spending their vacation relaxing over a great book, you should provide them with appropriate lighting. Maximising natural lighting will fill your rental space with positivity and openness, so you should use light curtains that won’t block off sunlight. As for artificial lighting, you can go with adjustable dimmers for the best effect. You can add lamps, pendants and chandeliers that you no longer use or buy vintage ones at a flea market. However, make sure that their style fits the general design of your rental property. For instance, wicker lamps and pendants will fit in perfectly in a casual beachside home.
Plenty of storage for an organised stay
Some renters use their rental properties for storing the items they don’t need at home. You should avoid doing this and keep your closets free for your guests. Every bedroom should have free storage units where travellers can unpack and place their clothes, towels and toiletries. You should also provide them with a lot of hooks and hangers so that they can keep their clothes, bags and other items neatly organised.
Minimalism for an open atmosphere
You should take some time to declutter your rental and remove any unnecessary items. You shouldn’t use your rental as your personal storage, but rather free it up so that you can create an open and positive ambience. In addition, a simple, minimalist design exudes subtle elegance, which will make your rental property appealing to a greater number of travellers.
Styling up your rental doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. With these simple changes, you’ll be able to design a truly inspiring space that will help your guests feel at home.
About the author:
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about fashion, home décor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”