Since launching in 2008, Airbnb is one of the first few startups that challenged a highly saturated, competitive market, much like Uber did just one year later. Conceived as an alternative to hotel lodging, especially to executive who were left out in the cold because of fully-booked hotels, Airbnb has become a juggernaut in the accommodations status quo almost nine years later.
With a peer-to-peer business model, however, property owners who want to jump on the Airbnb bandwagon now face the same thing that hotel proprietors are all-too-familiar with: how do you make your property appealing and inviting that people would pay just to sleep in it for a night or two? The answer is interior design.
Here are some tips to make your property feel worthy of its Airbnb list:
Know your audience.
This is the first step in decorating your home so that it’s ready to accommodate other people. Apart from buying the consumable amenities that’s appropriate for your market, it also allows you, on a fundamental level, to layout the room or the house that’s just right for your transients.
For example, if you’re targeting business people or executives, they would appreciate a space with reliable utilities (such as high-speed Internet) with strategic creature comforts to de-stress. This is especially applicable for people who want to rent an Airbnb space to work remotely. In this case, office furniture in UAE is a great and safe pick.
Create a theme.
Similar to the first, the theme must be in line with the audience you want to tap. In a nutshell, Airbnb bookers want a unique experience beyond a regular hotel accommodation, but they would see a room without an overarching theme as even worse. The easiest way to go about this is to integrate your space’s environment to your theme: for example, a log cabin feel is fitting for a home off the beaten path, while Dubai office chairs are perfect if the space is close to Dubai’s Central Business District.
Paint your surfaces with neutral colors so they appeal to the greatest number of people; they’re a safe bet. Accent pieces can be a great way to break up the pattern, or create a focal point, in an otherwise tiny room, or you can use interesting textures to divert their attention from cramped spaces.
Furniture is as big part of the process, and this matters whether you want to use your property for Airbnb or not. For a selection that would make your room feel homey, visit our website to see what we could offer you.