How a good decoration can increase the occupancy rate of your rental property

by Tina Allmendinger13.04.2022
How a good decoration can increase the occupancy rate of your rental property


Personalizing your own living space is all about your desires and creative ideas, infusing it with your unique personality and emotions. However, when it comes to a rental property destined for luxury holiday rentals or even platforms like Airbnb, a timeless and universally appealing style is key.

While design trends may ebb and flow, certain interior aesthetics withstand the test of time, ensuring your rental property remains inviting to guests regardless of passing fads. Discover the ultimate tips for creating a stylish and enduring ambiance in your rental or vacation home that is sure to impress guests, transcending temporary trends. From classic styles to tried-and-true decor strategies, I've curated the essential advice for transforming your space into a haven for hosting success.

1. Stick to neutral colors

With each passing season, new color trends emerge, tempting us to infuse our rental properties with vibrant hues. While a splash of color may appeal to some guests, it's essential to create a space that resonates with a broad audience.

To maintain universal appeal, opt for a design scheme that incorporates light neutral tones like white or beige throughout the rental property. This not only exudes elegance and cleanliness but also ensures a welcoming ambiance for every potential guest. Integrate natural materials such as wood or wicker for a calming effect, providing a competitive edge in the market.

A light neutral color palette works wonders in making even smaller spaces feel more open and expansive, maximizing the infusion of natural light. Elevate your rental property's aesthetic by sticking to the timeless allure of neutral hues.

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2. Flooring

To endure the demands of high occupancy, consider opting for a robust flooring solution in your rental property. I recommend surfaces like Travertine, tiles, or exceptionally resilient hardwood parquet that is easy to maintain. These options not only withstand heavy use but also contribute to a clean and polished aesthetic.

Extend the durability theme to your outdoor spaces by choosing Travertine. Not only does it exude warmth, but it also adds a touch of sophistication, elevating the overall appeal of your property. Stick to these resilient flooring choices for a lasting and stylish rental experience.

For spaces prone to moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms, consider using ceramic tiles. This practical material not only provides a sleek and clean finish but also simplifies the cleaning process, enhancing the overall efficiency of property maintenance.

3. Lighting

Illuminate Your Rental Property with Style

Lighting plays a crucial role in enhancing the ambiance of your rental property. Ample natural light streaming into the interiors creates a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. However, the importance of cozy lighting throughout both indoor and outdoor spaces cannot be overstated.

Beyond the primary lighting fixtures in dining and living areas, incorporate subtle, indirect lighting. This not only enhances the mood but also fosters a warm and inviting environment for your guests. Elevate your property's aesthetic by integrating elegant floor lamps and pendant lights, adding both style and functionality.

Strategically placed lighting fixtures create a harmonious blend of practicality and aesthetics, ensuring your rental property is not only well-lit but also exudes a welcoming charm. Invest in the right lighting to transform your space into a stylish and inviting retreat for your guests.

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4. Furniture

Prioritize Durability in Your Rental Property Furniture Selection

When furnishing your rental property, prioritize durability as a key criterion. Furniture should not only be practical and comfortable but also boast longevity. Opting for high-quality furniture sets you apart in the competitive rental market, ensuring that your investment yields substantial returns.

Investing in quality furniture means choosing pieces crafted from premium materials, offering your guests enduring comfort and transforming your rental property into a luxurious haven.

Consider upgrading your dining area with high-quality wood tables, such as Suar or Teak. These woods not only exude elegance but also withstand outdoor use, adding versatility to your property's furnishings. Make a lasting impression on your guests with furniture that not only enhances the overall aesthetic but also stands the test of time.

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Moreover, incorporating premium fabrics like linen not only enhances the overall quality of your space but also introduces a blend of comfort and style, as seen with high-quality linen sofas.

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5. Mattress and bedding

Beyond a captivating design, prioritize a top-notch mattress, duvet, and pillows for the bed. These elements often serve as critical criteria for guests. Ensuring a restful night's sleep not only contributes to your guests' satisfaction but also holds the potential for substantial benefits, positively impacting the ranking of your rental property. 

Equally important is the bedding. It should definitely feel pleasant on the skin.

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6. Decoration and accessories

When outfitting a room or property, decoration stands out as a paramount element, infusing vitality into the space. Without accessories, a room appears incomplete.

This is where you can introduce texture, shapes, and colors. Multiple elements contribute to making a room appealing. Harness the power of a focal point—a captivating wall decoration, a fireplace, or a sizable artwork. Such focal points bring texture and character, elevating the overall ambiance of the room.

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It's time to bring your new design to life, ensuring high occupancy rates and ultimate satisfaction for your guests in your rental property. Feel free to reach out to me today, and let's collaborate to make your rental space a beautiful, comfortable, and thriving haven.

Enjoy the decorating process!

PS: If you own a property in Southern France - in Provence or the Côte d'Azur, and you want to redesign or renovate it but cannot be present, feel free to contact me. With my multilingual expertise, I can take care of the interior project for you.

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