Interior Design for Summer Vacation Rentals
Style is important when designing a vacation rental, but functionality is critical. Think about using easy-to-wash, clean, and maintain materials. Here are some interior design tips for getting your summer vacation rental ready.
Try Splashy Colors
You might find that you're drawn to summer's bolder colors. Orange and yellow are often associated with the sun and summer. Blue is also a color typically associated with summer; think about how many different shades of blue there are when you look at the sky or water on a hot day. If you live in an area with lots of green vegetation, use some bright greens in your design.
Provide Easy Organization Accents
You may consider adding hooks or shelves for coats and hats and towel racks, baskets, and bins to keep things organized. In addition to these functional elements, consider how you can highlight your vacation rental’s attractions to make it feel more like home. A few simple touches can help set the mood for guests planning their adventures during their stay.
Focus On Artwork and Decor Accessories
Artwork can be one of the most essential elements in a room, and it's a great place to start when making design decisions. However, for summer rentals, avoid buying canvas. You don't want to worry about ruining your art if someone spills something on it or pierces through it.
Accessories are also very important in helping tell the story of your space, so think about how they'll complement the mood of your room. Consider using bold patterns or splashes of color as accents throughout the area instead of just on pillows or throws. This will help add depth and texture without distracting from what makes each room unique.
Incorporate Cozy nooks
The best way to make sure your guests are comfortable is to provide them with plenty of places where they can sit, relax, and socialize with each other. You should also provide a space that they can use if they want to work on their laptops or charge their devices. You may also want to include an area where guests can play games or watch TV. Finally, don't forget the kitchen or dining room; these spaces should be well-equipped so that guests feel at home while preparing meals and entertaining themselves as necessary.
Incorporate Local Culture Into Your Design Choices
It's not just about the furniture style and the wall art. It's also about how you use those things to reflect your vacation rental's local culture. When looking at interiors, it's important to consider what will make your space feel like a home away from home for visitors who may be staying with you for weeks or months and how you can incorporate local color into their experience.
You don't have to go overboard with this—a few pieces of artwork or a simple vase full of flowers can give guests an idea of what makes your area unique. Incorporate local magazines, maps, and common colors in the area.
Geraldine Orentas is a writer in partnership with Ximplifi vacation rental accounting services.