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Furnish Your AirBnB Without Breaking the Bank Using These 5 Tips

Score a 5 star rating with a luxury look for less.

March 19, 2024 at 10:36 PM PST

It takes dedication, commitment, and money to furnish an Airbnb. But the good news is, furnishing an Airbnb doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to furnish your Airbnb without burning a hole in your pocket and while incorporating style worthy of a 5-star rating. You can find quality pieces for cheap—but only if you’re doing it right. If you’re on a budget, use these tips to save, design in style, and keep your guests coming back.

Budget-Friendly Tips to Furnish Your Airbnb

Do it yourself.

Taking on DIY projects is not only a great way to save money but also a chance to let your creativity shine. Instead of tossing out old furniture, consider giving it a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint or a clever flip. Crafting your own decor pieces also adds a personal touch that can’t be bought in stores. Whether you’re installing new shelves or revamping cabinets, DIY projects can make a big impact on your home without breaking the bank. While they do require time and effort, the sense of pride and accomplishment you’ll feel once you’ve completed a project is priceless.

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Shop for used items.

Splurging doesn’t exist when you’re furnishing on a budget. Remove high-end luxury stores from your shopping list and grab quality pieces for less. Consider shopping for used items from online sites like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or OfferUp. Not all items listed online will be in bad condition or look cheap.

Review the ratings from the person you’re interested in buying from and carefully analyze the item, too. You can find new, but if not, don’t be afraid to choose the items that may have small inconveniences like minor stains or scratches.

Sell items you no longer want to keep.

If you’re overdue for a decluttering, sell the items that you do want to keep. This also allows you to make room for new incoming items that’ll elevate your space, and it puts money back into your pockets.

Invest in multi-purpose furniture pieces.

Okay, some items are worth splurging on, but there’s a certain way to splurge. You want to stretch your money as far as you can. That said, if you decide to go all out, think about doing so with furniture that serves more than one purpose. Multi-purpose items can be great for especially smaller apartments.

For storage, seating, and even a coffee table, look for ottomans. Instead of a bed, invest in a loft that can act as a bed, couch, and storage. This ideal tip gives you more bang for your buck with items that function in more than one way.

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Stick to a neutral color scheme.

While color is heavily used in the interior design space, sticking to a natural or neutral color scheme is slightly cheaper. Not only can it be more affordable, but it’s easier to find smaller decorative baubles, vases, and more. From rugs and flower vases to curtains and furniture, introducing light colors will make smaller spaces look bigger and open. This cuts down on time and money, which is a win-win for you. Pro tip: incorporate greenery for a natural element to bring the space together.

Don’t buy large canvas wall art.

A home wouldn’t be as special without wall art. As you know, wall art can get super expensive, so avoid shopping for a large canvas. Explore unique wall art from online sites like Etsy. You can find wall art for cheap and buy your art frames separately. Before you know it, you’ll have covered your space with art without spending a pretty penny.


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