With the help of services like Airbnb, it is now easier than ever before to earn money from renting out your place to travellers. You can turn your studio apartment, or a bedroom in the house, into a holiday rental that generates revenue in several simple steps. You can even rent out your place while you’re traveling; the money you earn can help finance future trips too.
Getting started with Airbnb and other similar platforms is easy. Before you do, however, here are some DIY tricks and home makeover tips that will help make your space more attractive to travellers.
Stick with One Colour
Browse through holiday rental listings and you will notice one thing almost immediately: simpler places with chic interiors are the most popular. If you are a traveller, you already know the kind of simple, minimalist interior that works well.
To create that minimalistic look, you can start with a single colour. Pick a colour for your walls and stick with it as you work on the rest of the interior. You can choose to add one or two accents to the space to spice things up, but make sure you limit the number of colours.
Sticking with a single colour for all of your walls also makes maintaining the space easier. You can do touch-ups and fix problems like stains more quickly. Chances are you have leftover paint of the colour to do these quick-fixes in between guests.
Add Natural Wood
There is something about that natural wood texture and colour that works really well for holiday rentals. Combining a single, simple colour with wood texture is a sure-fire recipe for boosting the appeal of your holiday rental.
The combination works with a large number of people. In fact, the majority of younger travellers as well as seasoned wanderers love the combination so much, they will book your holiday rental almost immediately just for the ambience alone.
Speaking of ambience, keeping the space warm and cosy is a must. Pick a theme for the space and make sure all elements – including the furniture you add to the room – are suitable for the theme.
Last but not least, add character to make your space truly unique. Wall ornaments, accessories, and small details like the fabric you choose for your decorative pillows all influence the overall character of the room. The same can be said for window treatments and the appliances you add to the room.
You can, for example, transform the radiator you use for managing the interior temperature into a characterful part of the room itself with the help of products from warmrooms.co.uk. Go a step further and add mirrors to certain spots around the space; this is a useful tip if you have a relatively small space and you want to make it appear bigger.
As you can see, preparing the room for travellers isn’t as complicated as you think. These simple DIY and interior design tips will help you design and create the perfect space for Airbnb and other similar platforms.