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Tips to improve your interior design for Airbnb

If you're looking to renovate your home to prepare for short-term rental, you should consider these top interior design strategies to maximise the potential of your project.
At MadeComfy, we manage hundreds of high quality properties across Australia on booking platforms like Airbnb and Homeaway, and know what it takes to have a space that stands out amongst the crowd to secure bookings.

For a comprehensive breakdown of everything you need to know about preparing your property for short-term rentals, get your free copy of our latest guide directly to your inbox today:
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Design for easy maintenance

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You don’t want to furnish your short-term rental home with low quality items that are sure to put off your potential tenants. At the same time, you know that all your tenants may not show the same kind of care for your furnishings as you would prefer so investing heavily in expensive stuff is out too.

"Furnishing your home with cheap items is sure to put off potential tenants"

Remember that short-term rentals usually attract holiday makers, which means families with a number of kids may be frequent guests.

Choose furnishings that are stylish but sturdy and will stand up to a level of wear and tear over time is the best option.

Keep things simple, avoid polarising designs

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You may love a Vintage or Abstract Modern look, and it’s a great idea to get your permanent residence done in these styles. Although when you are doing up your short-term rental, you do need to factor in the tastes and preferences of other folks too.

"You need to factor in the taste and preference of other folks too."

Since you don’t know who will be living in your home, the best thing is to keep in mind is what the general populace likes, and go with that. Choose neutral colours and keep it bright and happy.

Remove personalised items

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That’s a tricky question because you don’t want your guest to feel like they are invading your personal space when they are staying at your house.

At the same time, you want to give a comfy, lived- in appearance which means you don’t want the walls and rooms to be clinically clean and free of any human sign.

"Give your home a comfy, lived-in appearance"

A good idea is to avoid highly personal items, like wedding photos or baby pictures, and replace them with landscapes or flowers. Don’t hesitate to have a few hand-made cushion covers or afghans lying around and let your taste and personality show in the curtains or rugs you choose. We advise personal preference in this case. If you do have photos on the walls of your home that you feel comfortable leaving up - then do so. Freestanding images should be removed.

Whilst you do want your home to show that someone lives there, it is also important to balance out sharing your homes personality and the privacy of your family and the comfort of your guests.

Don't hesitate to have a few hand-made cushion covers or throws lying around and let your taste and personality show in the curtains or rugs you choose.

For more information/questions regarding short term rentals, leave a comment below or email us at 

MadeComfy provides an end-to-end property management service, which means property owners don’t need to do a thing when they hand over their keys. MadeComfy makes the process of earning greater returns from short-term renting effortless, achieving up to 40% more than long-term rentals and self-managed Airbnb listings. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help!

MadeComfy guide to successful home sharing

Buying investment property can be a though task, espacially when you need to furnish it too. Here is where MadeComfy is helping out. We style and furnish investment property and take all the hassle away. Did you know short-term investment property could give you between the 7 and 11% more yield than regular long-term property management? 

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