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At SevenLiving, we pride ourselves on offering guests a variety of design-led spaces to choose from, which is why finding the right interiors is so important to us. The way our spaces look directly affects the way our guests feel during their stay, which contributes towards their overall experience. We’ve rounded up a variety of short-term rental interior tips to help you boost your space, increase bookings and, ultimately, maximise profit.


Consider your traveller

First and foremost, it’s crucial to identify the type of traveller you’re expecting to host in the property. Once you’ve done this, it’ll be easier to choose your interiors. For example, if you’re targeting your space at business travellers in the city centre, this will involve different requirements to furnishing a cosy family home by the coast. Once you consider your home through the perspective of your ideal target audience, you’ll have a better idea of how to cater your space to their tastes.

Pick a colour scheme

Depending on the style of your property, defining a colour scheme, and maintaining a consistent palette throughout the space – or from room to room, will evoke an effortlessly stylish and cohesive feel. If you’re unsure, keep it simple with neutral tones on the walls before introducing accent colours – this way, you can easily switch things up in the future without a complete overhaul. If your property is quirky and unconventional, take time to consider how you can use this to maximise the creativity and uniqueness of your space.

Furnished space

Comfort is key

Whatever the style of your property, from rustic farmhouses to modern apartments, it’s crucial to ensure your guests feel comfortable and relaxed during their stay, so always try to consider how a guest could live in your space. At SevenLiving, our properties are fully equipped and well stocked with fresh linen and towels to offer our guests the ultimate ‘home from home’ experience.

It’s all in the details

Just because your guests are temporary, doesn’t mean you should compromise on the added touches. Small home accessories such as vases, art, books, and soft furnishings can make a huge difference to the ambience of your space. Try to keep your interior details reflective of the style of the rest of the home, but don’t be afraid to experiment with pops of colour and texture to add dimension into the space. 

Be smart with storage

Keep your space looking beautifully presented, carefully curated and clutter free by investing in smart storage solutions. If your space is compact, stick to functional, multi-purpose pieces that can be moved around. Where possible, opt for built-in solutions that can be hidden away to keep the room looking neat and ordered.

Adapt to the ‘new normal’

Traveller requirements have adjusted as a result of COVID-19, as guests continue to adapt to the post-pandemic way of life. Now, more than ever, guests are opting for flexible arrangements to allow them to work from anywhere, as they seek a much-needed change of scenery after months of lockdown. Whether your property has a dedicated office or not, creating a distraction-free space that is optimised for productivity will add a whole new dimension to your listing.

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