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Design Do's and Don'ts to Boost Your Airbnb Bookings Part 1

As an Airbnb host, you are always looking for ways to increase your bookings and create a better experience for both you and your guests. Having a successful Airbnb listing requires a lot of time and effort, and it’s quite important to understand what to do and what not to do to maximize your success.

In this two-part article series, we will discuss some design do’s and don’ts to help you boost your Airbnb bookings. Let's focus first on all the do's to accomplish as a host:

1) DO Practice Subtle Prop Styling

Prop styling is an important part of creating an inviting atmosphere for your guests. However, it’s important to be subtle and not go overboard, as it can make the space feel cluttered and overwhelming. Subtle touches such as a few pieces of art on the walls, a few vases with fresh flowers, or a few books on the coffee table can make all the difference, though.

2) DO Incorporate Local Staples

Incorporating local staples into your design is a great way to give your guests a taste of the area they are visiting. This could be anything from artwork or souvenirs from a local artist to local food and drinks. Not only does this add a personal touch to the Airbnb space, but it’s also a rather great way to show your guests that you care about their experience.

3) DO Work on Minimalism

Minimalism is all about creating a space that is stylish yet simple. This means that you should focus on the essentials and avoid over-cluttering the space with too much furniture or décor. Try to use pieces that serve multiple purposes, such as a couch for seating and storage. This will help create a more open and inviting atmosphere in your Airbnb space.

4) DO Have Some Nature and Greenery

Bring the outdoors in by adding some plants and greenery to your Airbnb space. Not only are plants visually appealing and can help create a calming atmosphere, but they can also help to purify the air and make the space feel more inviting. Look for plants that are easy to care for and require minimal maintenance to make sure your guests will enjoy their stay.

5) DO Bring in Some Natural Light

Natural light can really make a space feel more inviting and cozy. If possible, try to open up the curtains and blinds in your Airbnb space to let in some natural light. This will help make the space feel more welcoming.

6) DO Feature a Focus Design Piece

Adding a focus design piece to your Airbnb space can help create a sense of balance and draw the guests' eyes to a particular area. This could be anything from a statement rug or a large piece of furniture that ties the whole place together.

7) DO Hire a Photographer for Pictures

Having professional photos taken of your Airbnb design can really help make it stand out from the competition. Professional photos will show potential guests the true beauty of your space and make it more attractive to book.


Following these simple tips can help you get more bookings and make your Airbnb listing stand out from the competition. Be sure to look out for part two of this article series to understand the design dont's for your Airbnb.

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