Decorate Your House To Prepare For Renting It Out

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If you're looking to make some extra money from renting out a property that you own, then some of the best ways that you can do that and increase your chances of renting it faster and for longer are to put some visible effort into making it look good so that it appeals to people.

Whether you are looking to rent for the long term, or just for shorter time periods, such as seen on places like airbnb for people who are just stopping by for a few days or who want to book your place for a week or two, the best way to keep your place at the top of the list, get great feedback and keep your place fully booked so you can make more money from it, is to improve the look to make it appealing on the inside and with the decor.

Obviously you don't have to go over the top with the renovations and decoration work, but a little effort into making it nice for people will definitely pay off in the long run, and will result in much more bookings. You could look for inspiration online, and even with hotels to get an idea of how they decorate their rooms.

As mentioned above, you really don't have to go over the top, but you can  just keep a few nice things in the place to make a difference, you can use contrasting accessories, such as plants, vases, and pretty much anything that you feel would make a lovely addition to your place to keep it looking comfortable.

Depending on how long you want to be renting your place out for, and if you see this as an ongoing income stream that's going to be one of your primary income sources, then you could also consider investing a little bit more money into the renovation and decoration work, and if you really don't know where to start, then you could also look for some interior designers to get an idea of what could be done from a professional perspective to really have the highest chances of being booked by your potential renters.

The best thing is really to keep it simple when it comes to decorating. Neutral shades and colours are usually best, because they can be worked around more easily with accessories, and also not everyone has the same taste, so although you love the bright blue wall, it may be off-putting for someone else who wanted to rent your place.

Again, use hotels as an example, they rarely have bright or bold colours on the walls of their rooms, and instead add a splash of colour through their accessories, yet their rooms, for the most part, always look amazing.


No matter what you go for when decorating your place, just make sure it’s not something you’ll get sick of and want to change in a month or two, because this can be costly and also pretty stressful, and not the best thing if you’re trying to stay open for bookings all the time.

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