When designing a space, it’s important to make sure your design is cohesive. All of your design choices across the house and room to room need to work together. This is especially important when designing your Airbnb, as a cohesive space can elevate your guest’s experience and ensure better reviews for your property.
So, if you’re looking to completely renovate your Airbnb or simply add a few cohesive elements to bring your home together, below is a guide on how to make your home flow from one space to the next.
1. Create a whole house design book
Even if you’re only working on a few rooms in your house, it’s important to keep a design book for the entire house so you have a clear idea of the interior as a whole.
So, assign a book as your master plan for your house where you keep a record of all the materials, textures and pieces that you already have. This makes it easy to conceptualise the elements you plan to add next.
This book will help you keep your design cohesive as it’ll be easy to envision your plan and edit accordingly before committing to any purchases.
Textiles are a great way of connecting spaces within your home. You can repeat variations of the same patterns or fabric throughout your rental for a more cohesive look. This is where it’s key to have an overall plan for your interior design, not just make purchases as the mood strikes you.
3. Channel a mood
If you find sticking to a certain style too limiting, you can instead approach designing your home by focusing on the mood you want to create.
This can be more flexible when choosing elements for each room as you won’t be constricted to the confines of a specific style.
For example, to create a relaxed earthy mood you might choose botanical, farmhouse and contemporary elements that work together to produce the vibe you want.
4. Make some universal style decisions
Rather than starting from scratch with each room you design, lay some universal design elements that will remain the same throughout your entire home.
It’s crucial to do this with fixtures that are found in each room. For example, consider similar styles for:
- Light fixtures
- Door handles
- Metal finishes
- Fabric colours and textures
- Window coverings.
5. Pay attention to sightlines
When spaces are in the same line of sight, it’s especially important to keep the design styles from room to room cohesive.
Pay attention to what you can see when you walk through your rental and which rooms are visible from one another. Focus on maintaining the same sense of mood in these connected rooms.
6. Remember the outside
Don’t forget your garden or outdoor space when designing your home. By selecting outdoor furniture and accessories in the same style as your indoor furnishings, you’ll give your rental a professional and intentionally designed feel.
7. Add greenery
Houseplants are becoming increasing popular these days and they are a great way to unify a space. Not only do they add colour and style to a room but studies show they boost mood and reduce stress.
Make sure to select plants as a key element within your space and not as an afterthought.
Some great rental friendly and low upkeep plants to consider are:
- Snake plant
- Spider plant
- Aloe Vera
- Peace Lily
8. Hire an interior designer
If the idea of taking on cohesive interior design in your space is just too intimidating or you feel you need guidance, consider hiring a professional.
When you hire an interior designer, you’ll gain all of their training, experience and knowledge within your home. This way you’re not leaving anything up to chance and gambling on your own ability.
Consider contacting an interior designer to get your project started and let yourself relax while they tackle the challenge.
For further advice on your Airbnb’s interior design contact our specialists at Keey today.