So, you buy a beachfront villa in Bali and intended to turn it into a vacation rental property. Thanks to online travel listings like Homeaway, Airbnb, Booking.com, and Indonesian local unicorn startup Traveloka, renting out a holiday home in Bali is easier than ever. Making your property stand out in a sea of online villa listings, on the other hand, is another story.
Even if you succeed in attracting visitors, how can you decorate a room to resist the harm that even the most well-behaved of them will cause?
Think About Longevity When Purchasing Your Furniture
Sand, sunscreen, and seawater are just a few of the components that can degrade the longevity of your beach house furniture, both indoor and outdoor. Because of the warm weather, your windows and doors are likely to be open for most of the day, allowing wet, salty sea air to enter your home. Invest in furniture made of weather-resistant materials like teak, which can survive all types of weather. Additionally, seek for easy-to-clean performance materials. Avoid the temptation to buy cheap plastic stacking chairs from your local hardware shop. These are fragile and readily shatter or wear out.
Think Only High-Quality Materials for Every Furnitures
Consider the materials first, then look for anything within your budget. For high-touch objects like dining room tables, coffee tables, and chairs, solid wood is the preferred material. We recommend high-performance, easy-to-clean fabric for components like couches and armchairs. Because vacation rental furniture is subject to a lot of wear, they recommend looking for materials that have passed the Martindale Test, which determines how durable a fabric is.
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Don’t Take the Beach Literally in Your Beachfront Villa Bali
You know what the people think about beach house in the 60’s. Seashells decors in the wall, seashell curtains, seashells with beach sands displays in the table, starfish arts, and paintings of dolphins jumping in the sunrise. Yes—we don’t want to see the literal beach in the beach house.
Take coastal design with a grain of salt. Instead, adopt a more muted demeanor in your beachfront villa Bali. Rather than aggressively displaying beachy items, evoke the seaside by incorporating coastal colors and natural textures (such as stone and rattan). Your design will appear more high-end, sophisticated, and well-worth the cost of the holiday rental.
Do Not Buy Sets for All of Your Furnitures
Yes, buying a full matching set of beds, nightstands, and dressers is the most convenient option. However, a matching set of furnitures is now considered a major design blunder. That is not only an out-of-date fashion, but it may also make a house appear sterile and unoriginal. Layering components is where true style may be found. Think like a designer for this; for each element, decide if it suits your design goals first. Then think about the color, scale, proportions, rhythm, and contrast of the piece. This can assist you avoid creating visual confusion by putting together a chaotic mishmash.
Think About Easy Clean Up After Each Guest Visit
Avoid items that are difficult (or impossible) to clean after each guest visit. This includes carpets with a high pile or shag that are difficult to clean, as well as toss pillows and comforters that can’t be washed. She recommends removing as many soft surfaces as possible because guests may often refuse to remove their shoes inside the house. Following that, strategically arrange rugs to add comfort in areas where guests’ shoes won’t reach.
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Design Your Outdoor Spaces on Your Property Bali
Outdoor spaces are critical for attracting visitors and elevating their experience during their stay in your luxurious beachfront holiday home Bali. Avoid the low-cost plastic chairs found in local retailers. Typically, these are composed of thin plastic that is readily broken. Instead, look for outdoor furniture made of lumber or Balinese rattan, which is weather-resistant, ultra-durable, and comes in a variety of colors. Also, think about how your visitors will use your outdoor area. Guests will want to sunbathe by the pool, so instead of stackable chairs, buy all-weather chaise lounges. Don’t forget to get storage for your seat cushions and add illumination.
Because you’ll be spending a lot of time researching and studying each element when you DIY design your vacation rental, the process may be much more time-consuming. Be patient as the process unfolds. Self-decorating a vacation home may be both rewarding and challenging. Take inspirations from interior design magazines, Youtube, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts of house designers!