169. Make Your STR Pop With Design, Decor & Staging

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By Airbnb Superhosts Annette Grant & Sarah Karakaian, Airbnb Superhosts Annette Grant, and Sarah Karakaian. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Good design is an example of “ONE thing” that will help your listing stand out. Implementing professional staging and unique decor in your short-term rental can lead directly to more bookings and higher revenue.

Gone are the days of just throwing a rental together and hoping for listings. The industry is getting more competitive as boutique hotels and experience stays are gaining popularity. Focusing your short-term rental around good design principles is a near guarantee for success in the competitive STR landscape.

Tips for design in your STR:

  1. Use wallpaper (temporary or not) to create a bold accent wall
  2. Don’t skimp on the often-overlooked elements like light fixtures and live plants
  3. Save money on artwork by getting printables on Etsy and printing & framing it yourself
  4. Create timeless backdrops like subway tile and white walls which give you freedom to adapt your listing over time without turning it into a construction project

Are you an aspiring designer, or know someone who is? Reach out to us on Instagram!

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