Top Tips on How to Give Your Holiday Home a Makeover

If you are looking to give your holiday home a makeover to attract more guests in the future, then we have some important tips for you. Before you choose a new colour scheme or spend money on designer furniture, you need to consider your target market. An interior decorating makeover can add huge value to your rental property, but if you make the wrong choices, it can also lead to fewer bookings and less people clicking on your listing.

So, before you pick up the paintbrush, here are our top tips for holiday home makeovers:

 

Make the most of the natural light! 

One of the reasons guests are booking a holiday home as opposed to a large hotel is because they want to feel connected to what’s around them and that means letting them see the outside world. Design your living spaces so they take advantage of natural light – for example, place desks and seating by windows and make sure you’re not blocking any views with big furniture. If you’re lacking in natural light, do not worry! Just invest in beautiful lamps that offer warm light!

 

Invest in comfort & style

A stylish couch that’s either affordable or impractical may look great in your space, but is it a sofa that anyone is going to want to sit on for long periods of time? Is it cosy and comfy? The same goes for beds. Always invest in quality, comfortable mattresses, don’t cut corners when it comes to giving your guests a good night’s sleep. This includes choosing quality towels, linen and duvet covers!

 

Make sure everything is practical 

If you’ve got some grand ideas for interior decorating and redesigning your holiday home, always consider the practicality of those ideas before you begin work. Maybe you are keen to make the bedroom bigger and want to knock down a wall. Great! But make sure your new sleeping space has all the practicalities that a bedroom should – such as lots of cupboard and hanging space for guests to store their clothes, in addition to a well appointed en-suite.

 

Add personality to the space but make sure it is still versatile

Part of the charm of holiday homes is that guests are able to get a feel for you and your neighbourhood by the way you decorate and design your space. If you are near the beach, maybe add some beach towels or a bucket and spade for little ones. If you’re in the throngs of the city, you might want to add a recipe on how to make the perfect sunset mocktail. Guests do not want to see photos of your family on the mantelpiece or your son’s graduation pictures in the bedroom. Let them know who you are, and where you live, without being too personal.

 

First impressions matter

Once you’ve entered the listing’s primary details, it’s time to add beautiful imagery to go with a detailed description. Hosts with professional photos can earn 40% more than other hosts in their area that don’t use professional images. One of the top reasons guests choose to book a certain listing is based on the quality of the images. Frank Porter can not only help with the photography of your property, but they can also assist with the styling!