Updated: Nov 25, 2018
As professional interior designers and stylists, the subject of cool, chic spaces is always on the forefront of our minds especially when traveling. Having been in the industry for a while, we’re always nit-picking to find the best of the best places to stay. During our many years of travel, we’ve both found that some of the best stays we’ve had have been at Airbnb properties — some of which surpass high-end hotels!
If you’re one of the many that are looking to get into the Airbnb market, you absolutely need to take it seriously. Here’s three easy design steps to get your Airbnb looking legit…
Creating a Brand
It’s important to think of your brand. For example, is your property inner-city industrial or a country cottage? Select the look you’re after based on the style and position of your property, then make sure you furnish accordingly to enhance your brand.
Colour has such a huge effect on our mood and emotion, so think about your brand and the feeling you want your guests to have while staying at your property. Colour can also enhance a space — big or small. Make the most with what you’ve got. If you have a small space, accentuate it by using deeper colours and mood lighting to create a cozy, romantic nest. If you have a large space then anything goes, really. We love bright whites and neutrals to add to a light-filled space!
Capture the Coolness
All of your hard work in styling your Airbnb falls on how good the imagery is at the end — after all, we are very visual creatures! Airbnb as an online platform is all about judging a book by its cover, so you need to ensure your cover is top-notch. Invest in good photography to clearly portray how unique your Airbnb is. Think magazine shots: styled close ups, angles and of course a few wide-shots so guests can get an idea of the place as a whole, which we can offer you at Little White Label.
We’re a boutique interior design and decorating studio based in Brisbane, Australia and offer various design and styling packages to anyone around the globe [we offer e-design for those not wanting to leave the house]. Let us take the stress off your shoulders and help you turn your property into a destination spot.