Have you recently purchased a high rise condo that you plan to use as a vacation rental? If so, you must give careful consideration to how you decorate the condo. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you fill the condo with renter-friendly decor that will last through the abuse that guests can put it through.
Avoid Soft Upholstered Furniture
The furniture that you choose should be easy to clean—try to avoid furniture upholstered with soft, absorbent materials. Instead of a microfiber couch, opt for a leather or faux leather couch. These are much easier to keep looking nice through several instances of spills and mishaps.
Your guests will expect things to be perfectly clean whenever they enter the home. Look for furnishings that are easy to clean under and behind. You never know when a guest will lose an earring and start looking underneath things in an attempt to find it—when they look under the bed, they should not see dust-bunnies floating about. Choose furniture that can be moved easily if it cannot be cleaned easily underneath and behind.
Wall hangings can really set the tone for the environment —they finish the space. Unfortunately, you never know what kind of guests you'll have renting the space. When you hang things on the wall, you must make sure that they are fully secured—you don't want to take any chances that the items could get bumped and fall on anyone walking by.
Bring in the Professionals
If you're not exactly the home-decorating type, you're in luck. There are high rise condo interior designers out there that will either help you get the decorating done, or they will do it for you. You'll just have to work with a designer to choose the items you want in the space and everything will be done for you. This is an ideal way to create a perfectly decorated rental that everyone will feel right at home in the second they walk in the door.
This could be one of the best investments you've ever made, but you'll have to put the work into making it a success. If you don't have the time to do the work yourself, look for professionals in the area that make this type of service available for those that don't live anywhere near the rental or that just don't have the time or desire to tend to things on their own.