Tips to Help You Furnish & Decorate Your STR Property

Updated: Aug 3


Decorating a short term rental is easier and cheaper than decorating a private home. Imagine you’re staging a home for sale. The goal is to appeal to the greatest number of people at the best price.⁠

Here are some tips to help you decorate your short term rental property:⁠

1) Select neutral colors for walls and natural woods for furnishings. This ensures that the decor appeals to the greatest number of people.⁠



2) Choose accent pieces to add character. Start with one statement piece such as a painting, colorful piece of furniture, or pottery item. Use this statement piece to select complimenting colors for other items in the room.⁠


3) Use a variety of textures to add extra interest. Decorative fabrics can be used in throw pillows, slipcovers, window coverings, and wall hangings.⁠


4) Maximize your beds to increase rental income. For example, have a futon or pull out couch in the living room. Also, include two full beds in a spare room. These can be pushed together to accommodate two kids or a couple. Get the biggest mattress you can for the master bedroom. ⁠


5) Leave plenty of hallway space from the front door to the room(s) so that baggage doesn’t bang against walls and furniture.⁠


6) Place a doormat by exterior doors to save your floors and carpet.⁠


7) Hang mirrors in strategic spots to add light and make your place appear more spacious.⁠



Following these tips will help you create a well dressed home that is easily marketable and ensures your property will stand out!


Happy Furnishing!⁠



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