Do you have a holiday home and are you interested in increasing the number of reservations? Decorating the apartments with art is not easy. Decorating can help you to achive this goal, but it requires delicacy, patience and many other qualities that not everyone has. That is why, throughout this post, Hosticasa will give you a series of tips so that you can decorate your house in the most striking way possible, at the lowest price.
HOW TO DECORATE YOUR APARTMENT WITH LITTLE MONEY
Decorating many times requires money, although today we will see a series of methods with which we will try to save you as much money as possible.
ANALYZE WHAT YOU HAVE AND WHAT IS USEFUL
Before making decisions about the style you are going to take, you should analyze how your apartment is currently decorated. Do you have furniture? If yes, are they new? Should they be changed? What style does the apartment have? These are some of the questions that it is recommended to answer to choose a suitable roadmap.
CHOOSE A STYLE ACCORDING TO YOUR PUBLIC
Who are you going to reserve? Surfers? Families? Couples? You must know who you are targeting, who is your audience. Once you know, research what they like and apply a conceptual decoration.
Surfers will like, for example, boards hanging on the walls. Families may like a more traditional type of decoration, which is all “cute.” Couples, on the other hand, may like a more modern and minimalist type of decoration, in which the load of elements is minimal.
Depending on your market, you should emphasize some furniture or others.
If you focus on people staying for business, it is recommended to decorate your apartment with an emphasis on furniture that the client values, such as the bed or a good desk that allows them to do their work with a computer. Below you’ll see a pretty helpful guide with the most popular decorating styles around the world:
AVOID EXCESS OF FURNITURE
When it comes to decorating apartments, less is more. The vacation rental is mainly dedicated to people looking to rest and relax in the privacy that a vacation home provides. It is not necessary to charge the apartment with furniture that hinders the tourist. The more space there is, the better. The tourist greatly appreciates the use of the living room-kitchen, since they wish to enjoy their holidays, not to be locked in the kitchen.
BRIGHTNESS IS YOUR PARTNER
Providing natural light access to the house brings enormous benefits.
The main benefit is saving electric light. If you have windows that provide light practically from dawn (do not forget to put curtains), you will be reducing the number of hours that depend on electric light.
On the other hand, if your vacation home has views of gardens, urban areas with old buildings, or the coast, having windows from which the tourist can contemplate these views is something that generates value for the property.
DO NOT CHARGE THE DECORATION HOUSE
A vase over here, a frame over there … Don’t complicate yourself! There are many people who charge the environment a lot. Decorating with art is not putting two books neatly placed at each corner and things hanging from the lamps. Exceeding when decorating can mean that the client is saturated and overwhelmed. Opt for a simple, clean and tidy decoration that catches the tourist’s attention.
GET RID OF EVERYTHING THAT DOESN'T SERVE YOU AND OCCUPIES SPACE
Do you have an old chair in the living room? Why don’t you replace it with a sofa bed? You will be disposing of an outdated piece of furniture, replacing it with a new one that will also increase the accommodation capacity of your property. To save you money, you can even sell the sofa on second-hand portals. We recommend the “Muebles Al Coste” platform as a portal for buying and selling second-hand furniture.
BENEFITS OF DECORATING YOUR APARTMENT
There are some differences between a well decorated apartment and one that is not is widely noticeable. The first thing the guest sees when entering the vacation home is the decoration. If this is not good, the house will look messy and messy.
However, if the decoration complies with the aforementioned tips, the tourist will have a rather positive first impression, that they will even call them to take photos, pass them on to their friends and who knows if those friends can hopefully rent with us thanks to those photos , meaning an increase in the occupancy rate. If you want to know other methods on how to increase your occupancy rate, don’t miss the following article:
NDISPENSABLE FURNITURE TO DECORATE YOUR BEACH HOUSE WITH A LITTLE BUDGET
It makes little sense to have designer furniture in an apartment that will be rented for 70-150 Euros a night. That is why you need to find furniture that meets its function and blends in with the environment, seeking a balance between quality and price.
You must have in mind that the furniture will be used by many different people, some more delicate than others. Get used to the idea that you will have to change the furniture more often than you would in a home of your own use.
Sometimes, it is more advisable to buy medium-quality furniture at a good price and replace them every few years, to spend a fortune on high-quality furniture that costs considerably more money. A group of friends who rent a vacation home on the beach will seek to spend as much time as possible enjoying the sun.
However,we do not have to neglect the furniture that helps rest, such as beds or sofa beds. Placing furniture of this type with a minimum of quality is something that guests will always appreciate. Investing in bedside tables that make it easier to locate phones, electronic tablets and other devices near the bed is always useful. It never hurts to put a small and comfortable desk that allows children to do their homework or to use a computer comfortably. We recommend IKEA as the ideal place to buy all kinds of furniture:
HOW TO DECORATE ANCIENT FLOOR WITH LITTLE MONEY
Many people find that they have an old apartment and do not know how to give it that modern touch that allows them to launch into the vacation home business.
Painting the walls with new colors is something that will give a different style to the house. White color will be your ally: good, pretty and cheap. Renewing the chairs can be a headache in many occasions due to the outlay required. Instead, you can buy elastic covers that give it a more modern look. If the sofa is very old, affecting its comfort, we recommend taking it to an upholsterer or, failing that, changing it for one in the portals mentioned above.
Typically, older floors have giant dining tables that take up tons of space in the living room. Replace those large tables with smaller tables that allow you to move freely around the house.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE INTEGRAL SERVICE OF HOSTICASA
With the Hosticasa´s Integral Service, we manage your holiday home, taking care of absolutely everything: legal advice, check in, check out, web positioning, profile management on digital platforms and a long etc. You only have to worry about putting your hand up and receiving the money!
Decorating an apartment is something that people end up appreciating and at Hosticasa we know it. For this reason, one of the services that we include in the comprehensive service is a professional photography service. We take photographs that make the most of the decoration of your apartment, to give it greater visibility on digital platforms. All the images you have seen in this article have been taken by our photography team. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!