Airbnb Advice,

12th March 2020

The importance of excellent interior design

The importance of excellent interior design

It’s no secret that a well-designed Airbnb property will attract more guests than one with mustard curtains and brown carpet from the ’90s. Therefore, this week we’ll be going over some basic interior design tips for Airbnb properties. However, if you would prefer to leave it up to the experts to furnish your property, or give you some pointers, then there are many interior design companies in Auckland that you can contact.


We can’t say this enough! Research is the best way to get ideas on how to decorate your space and also where to buy quality furnishings. As everyone likes to say, mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery. So don’t be afraid of copying someone’s look, it will always turn out different from the original anyway. A good place to research could be the Airbnb platform.

Go bold or go home

Lavender, turquoise, rose, and cobalt, there’s so many colours other than the traditional white. If you’ve got an eye for design then don’t be afraid to go bold with bright walls, bold furniture, and patterned curtains. However, if you’re not as confident with matching bold colours and prints then stick to a neutral colour scheme and liven things up with features such as artwork, quirky shelving, vintage pieces, and wall hangings.

Mix it up!

A mish-mash of textures and colours can add so much interest to your room. Also, make sure to add natural elements like flowers and greenery. These plants can be potted around the room, grow up the outside of the house, or even be hung upside down from the kitchen!

Wonderful smells 

It’s no surprise that if your property smells like wet dogs and old smelly socks then your Airbnb guests won’t be very impressed. Make sure you’ve replaced anything that smells old and moldy. You can also add inviting smells with air fresheners or diffusers. Try to stick to scents that are not too overpowering or are hypoallergenic, because you don’t want to offend those sensitive noses.

Don’t be afraid to buy second hand

Second-hand stores hold a charming selection of things that are cheap, and you won’t be able to find elsewhere. There doesn’t have to be any rhyme or reason behind your selection, as long as it looks good in the room, people will appreciate it. Some recommendations for unique pieces could be paintings, mirrors, old signs, clocks, record-players, sculptures, and vintage games. To read more about furnishing on a budget, click here. 


Upgrade those stained and tattered carpets with some new flooring. Things to consider are tiling for the bathrooms and polished floorboards and rugs for the living room. Comfort and style make for the perfect duo when it comes to Airbnb properties.


In conclusion, Airbnb interior design is crucial to giving a great guest experience, so use your eyes and your brain and spruce up the place. This will help you to increase your bookings, or even get you your first booking!

Written by Lauren Middleton