At the height of property sharing, putting your place on the market is easier than ever. However, long before you submit your property’s photos for prospective guests to scrutinize, there’s one hurdle you need to overcome: furnishing your rental home.

Here are some tips to help you conquer this great obstacle and ensure you have a vacation rental that is properly outfitted for your guests.

Know Your Target Market

Knowing your ideal guest from the get-go simplifies your furnishing decisions. For instance, it doesn’t make sense to purchase an eight-seater dining table when you’re marketing to couples and honeymooners. On the other hand, you should child-proof the property if you are expecting families with kids.

You also want to consider your rental home’s location when identifying your target market so you can furnish accordingly. For instance, if you own a beach house, you’d want to make sure there are enough beach chairs, umbrellas, seashell-adorned furniture, and accents of blue. You don’t have to overdo it in every room, but just enough to bring the calmness and serenity of the ocean inside.

You can find tons of beach-themed items at Ava’s Attic in Destin, like this adorable kid’s beach chair which is a must-have in your vacation rental.

Invest in Quality Furniture

Even though you’re not living in your vacation rental, remember that other people will be every day and poorly-made furniture can wear quickly.

Large ticket items such as sofas and dining tables are usually more prone to accidental damage and are expensive to replace, so you might want to consider investing in durable furniture that is built to last. It will save you more money in the long run!

This brown leather sofa is not only lovely, but also durable and low-maintenance. Unlike fabric, leather doesn’t absorb much smell and accidental spills can be wiped down very easily!

Brighten up the Room

Say all of your furniture needs are met…you’re still missing something! To make your rental stand out from the rest, you must have the wall decor that is beautiful, fun and lively, but not too overwhelming. With art to fill in all the extra wall space, your place will appear more fresh and lively than someone else’s.

Be sure to visit Ava’s Attic for unique art pieces that you aren’t likely to find anywhere else, such as this Justin Gaffrey original.

Add More Storage

Storage may be the last thing that comes to mind when it comes to the creative aspect of furnishing your rental home, but it is an important feature that guests will notice. This is especially important when you’re entertaining a large group of people who are likely to stay for more than a week.

This wardrobe will provide ample space for your guests to completely unpack their stuff and feel right at home! You can put it in the living room or study where there may not be a closet.

Furnishing a property may be challenging, but it can be done! Just follow our tips above and be sure to visit Ava’s Attic on Facebook for more inspiration! 

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