Want to make your Airbnb stand out to guests? There are a lot of factors like location, home size, amenities, and the decor that you choose. Stylish home decor at your vacation rental is an easy way to impress your guests. Use these Airbnb decor ideas to ensure your guests are happy every time!
In this post, I’m going to share some first hand tricks and tips that I have used when staging my Airbnb with decor that will impress your guests right now! These airbnb decor ideas will be sure to make your listing stand out.
1. Accent With Bold Colors
Accenting with bold colors can make your decor something to remember. We may not want to have bright colored pillows in our own home but when you’re on vacation, it’s kind of fun!
Adding a colorful or bright colored area rug is a great way to add color. In my Airbnb beach bungalow, we added a bright blue coastal rug and it really makes the space stand out. Area rugs can be purchased for pretty cheap too!
Use neutral colored furniture but accent with bright and bold colors. There are so many different color options for pillow covers that you can get almost any color that you want. Bright colors will definitely help make your AirBnb stand out from others.
2. Use Hotel Style White Bedding
Picking bedding for your AirBnb can be tricky. I wrote a whole post on how to choose bedding for your AirBnb – check it out for some more detail on this topic.
3. Add Greenery With Live Plants
When I first started renting my Beach Bungalow, I knew I wanted to add a fresh touch. Incorporating live plants into your decor and design is a perfect way to do this.
Just make sure you get low maintenance houseplants that don’t need much attention. Depending on how your AirBnb cleaning process is setup for your rental, if you’re not there to water the plants for a while, you want them to still stay alive.
4. Use A Customized Sign With Your House Name
Guests love to see personalized touches – it makes them feel like you really care about your space – which is true!
I purchased this surfboard sign and hung it above our Welcome table!
It’s the perfect addition right when you walk in the home. It welcomes your guest immediately, its cute, and it can be personalized to say your house name – mine is “The Beach Life Bungalow”
5. Add A Cute Luggage Rack
Hotels usually provide a luggage rack in their rooms, so why not include one in your short term vacation rental?
With so many hand made decor pieces floating around the internet, you can get a custom luggage rack that fits right into your decor theme and is a piece of decor on its own!
6. Install A Fun Bold Backsplash
A unique backsplash will really grab someones attention. White subway tile is totally boring when you’re on vacation somewhere tropical.
Use a unique pattern or a bright color to make the kitchen in your AirBnb really showcase itself.
7. Use Vintage Pieces
Can we say character?! Vintage pieces add so much character to a space and guests are sure to appreciate this.
Are you decorating your AirBnb on a budget? I wrote all about how to impress your guests while sticking to a budget.
Vintage pieces can be found at garage sales or online marketplaces for a fraction the price of new furniture!
8. Add A Chalkboard Wall
I loveee a good chalkboard wall. I have one in my own kitchen and thought that my Airbnb definitely needed one as well!
A chalkboard wall would be a great addition in almost any room in your Airbnb. At my beach bungalow, we added one above our coffee bar that says “But First, Coffee”. We also leave some chalk and an eraser so that guests can customize it while they’re there.
If you have the time, adding your guests names that are checking in for a personal touch would really stand out!
Find a spot for your coffee bar – it can be in the corner, on the countertops, or using a mobile kitchen island. But first….Coffee!
You can create your own chalkboard wall for less than $15.00 with some special purpose chalkboard paint. Just map out the area you want to paint and go to town.
9. Create A Welcome Table
If your Airbnb is in a vacation destination, a lot of people will be visiting the area for the first time.
A welcome table can include things like…
- Guest sign in book
- Check in/out instructions
- Wifi information
- Guest welcome basket
- Local restaurant menus
- Your contact information
Creating a welcome table with local tips and things to do is so important!
Use a console table that you already have and place all your fun welcome items on it!
10. Pick A Theme
Picking a theme helps narrow down what decor items will go with the vibe! In the living room of my Beach Bungalow, I went with a pineapple theme!
There are sooo many fun pineapple decor pieces that I see in store and online and I just couldn’t help myself.
Also, here is the definition of pineapple – how fitting!
Pineapples are also considered an expression of “welcome” throughout the South and symbolizes assets we appreciate in our home – friendship, hospitality and warmth
11. Paint Interior Doors A Fun Color
I painted the outside of these doors a bold blue color and loved it so much that I painted the interior as well!
This was a fun and easy DIY home decor project that really stands out.
Pick a bold color that meshes with your theme of the room. I’ve gotten so many compliments on the bright blue paint color – guests seem to love it! And they will always remember it.
12. Create A Welcome Poster With Local Recommendations
Jamie from The Cabin Host Etsy Shop has created such a fun and unique way to showcase local activities, places to eat or drink, and fun things to do in your area.
Having a landing space when you first enter your home with some sort of welcome table is key. You can hang your welcome poster around this table and also leave a Guest Welcome Basket here.
It’s customized just for you with your color scheme, fonts, and personalized hash tag!
Jamie Says: “Every vacation home rental needs a welcome poster! Perfectly unique and custom made for your rental. It is the perfect way to welcome guests to your rental and get them excited about exploring your city. It’s like having an on-site concierge offering recommendations to your guests! Travelers love tips from locals. Local businesses will thank you too.”