Sure, it can be hard to decorate your own house. But at least you only have to worry about your own and maybe your family’s tastes, needs and preferences. Because a vacation rental is expected to appeal to a large number and variety of guests, it is therefore even harder to decorate a vacation rental while trying to ensure everybody feels at home and comfortable. Wear and tear on your vacation rental interior due to the number of guests must also be considered when choosing materials and furniture.
A few good photo samples are provided in this blog, creating a look that is universally appealing. A good starting point is always to consider what guests will be doing in your rental and then provide comfortable spaces for that. This can include a reading corner that is quiet and has a good light; hooks and shelves in the entry to leave snowy gloves and hats to dry; or cushions and a side table with coasters for drinks for the TV room/corner.
The selection of materials to be used in the decorating is an important decision. This blog gives an overview of recommended materials and furniture pieces, with more details in separate categories (such as sofas, bedroom and dining room collections). Consider practical options such as tiling as many surfaces as possible.
Lastly, incorporate the local flair and ambiance when decorating your rental. Your guests are visiting your area to enjoy what it has to offer, whether it be for the first of 20th time. The interior of your rental should represent this. This could mean that your condo in Maui showcases traditional Hawaiian furniture, or your villa in Tuscany complements the Italian lifestyle including family feasts.