Top Tips for Decorating a Vacation Rental
Brought to you by Anna McGoff, owner of SkyRun Breckenridge, here are our top tips for decorating a vacation rental...
Less is More
Homeowners are advised to declutter their rental homes of nick-nacks, and bulky or too much furniture.The approach for preparing your home for short-term rentals is similar to the steps a homeowner would take if selling a home. We want to create a clean and uncluttered appearance to ensure each room photographs well. Keep countertops and tabletops relatively free of items and avoid packing a room with big or too much furniture.
Remove Personal Effects and Family Photos
Having too many family photos in a rental home will make a guest feel uncomfortable, like they are intruding. Therefore, we suggest removing the wall of family photos and pictures on nightstands. That said, it is appropriate to leave one family photo in the home to remind renters that this is a personal vacation home owned, used, and loved by someone and their family. While most renters are courteous and respectful of personal items left by thehomeowner, we always recommend removing items of sentimental or monetary value. While it is your home, you want the guests to feel welcomed and comfortable. Feelings of comfort and coziness can be imparted through a warm throw blanket over a couch, unique wall hangings, or a bottle of wine left for a guest.
Updated and Modern Interiors
Updated and modern interior finishes and furnishings photograph beautifully and attract more guests. Homeowners that invest in bathroom and kitchen remodels will see a return on their investment in the form of a higher nightly rent and increased occupancy.
Stay in Your Home As a Guest
Outfitting a rental home with necessary and everyday items is essential for ensuring a pleasant guest stay and building great reviews! Stay in your home for a least 2 nights before it goes into a rental program and use it as a guest would - cook meals, spend time with your family playing games and watching movies, sleep in the beds, and do laundry. Find out what works and what doesn’t work, and make changes to ensure a favorable guest experience!
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Thanks for pointing out that if you are decorating a vacation rental it can be smart to have a simple and minimalistic approach since it's a little easier to maintain. My husband and I are thinking about investing in a vacation rental because we think it would be a good way to make a passive income. I think that decorating minimally would be nice not only for us but also because I think that the guests would think that it made the rental look sleek and clean.
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