3 Tips For Decorating Your Home Before Renting It Out As A Vacation Rental

If you have a home or other property that you’re thinking about renting out as a vacation rental, especially if you yourself are going to be traveling and not using that property at all, there are a few things you should know about decorating the space so that you can ask for the highest possible price per night. 

For those wanting to perk up their place before listing it on a rental website, here are three tips for decorating your home before renting it out as a vacation rental. 

Don’t Over Decorate

One thing you might be tempted to do when trying to decorate your property as a vacation rental is to add too many decor or design elements to the space. While you want the decor of your space to be intentional, you don’t want to go overboard with this.

Rather than having too many items filling up your space, it’s best to keep things minimal. By downsizing the decor that you have in your home, not only will you allow for more space for your guests to bring their own belongings, but you’ll also have fewer items that could potentially get broken or stolen from the property. Knowing this, you should try to keep the furnishing simple and basic while also being beautiful. 

Keep The Paint And Colors Fresh

Something you can do to make your rental property feel well maintained and vibrant is to add color to the space through paint.


If you haven’t painted your home or property in a while, spending some time putting on a fresh coat of paint can be a great way to update the look and feel of your space. Painting can also help your home feel like it’s more intentionally decorated and designed without actually having to add more items to the space. For the best results, choose a paint that has a satin finish for the walls and a semi-gloss finish for the trim, as this will really make the colors appear much more vibrant. 

Focus Your Decor And Design On Gatherings

The way that you set up the rooms of your vacation rental can make your listings a lot more or less appealing to those looking to book with you.

Ideally, you should try to set up the spaces in your vacation rental so that there’s a maximum amount of space for people to gather and move around while still having ample amounts of seating. Try pulling seats away from the walls and facing them all together so that anyone staying in your property can easily share time and meals with those that they’re traveling with. 

If you’re thinking about renting out your home as a vacation rental, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you decorate the space effectively. 

Krissy Georgiadis

Written by Krissy Georgiadis

Law graduate and wanderlust sufferer. I like rum and beaches.