Whether you are buying as your second home or looking for an investment, decorating your vacation home is no easy task. Varying from a residential home, the interior design of a vacation rental must be both attractive and durable for a demanding rental market.
As vacation homes continue to grow in popularity, guests no longer accept your grandma’s traditional hand-me-down furniture. Instead, travelers are looking for clean, modern designs that offer something they do not have in their everyday lives.
While the design concepts for residential are similar to vacation homes, residential homes do not require the three standards to prosper.
The Difference Between Residential Décor and Vacation Home Décor
• Functionality: Compared to that of a private home, the furnishings of a vacation home must have great functionality. While style is important, furniture must comply with the demands of the floorplan and serve with a purpose. For example, considering the occupancy of a home is important when choosing a dining room table, as a family of 12 may be enjoying your six-bedroom home. • Longevity: The durability of furnishings can also mean the difference of replacing a bar stool every 6 months vs. every 24 months. The Tropical Escape team works closely with Design2Rent to offer real-time feedback on furnishings durability over time. This allows our team to only place the highest quality at the best ROI. • Marketability: As the vacation home market continues to grow, the marketability of your vacation home is important. The furnishings of your home could make up to a 15% difference in occupancy, as savvy guests have certain expectations when booking a home. Read more about Marketability here [LINK to marketability here].