Minimalist furnishings call for muted tones, spacious layouts, and simple designs.
Here are a few tips on how you can improve your Airbnb to adapt to a minimalist style:
A good rule of thumb is focus on clearing up a lot of space in your designated living area when setting up your Airbnb listing for the first time. The living space is ranked high when analyzing listings and their corresponding guest reviews as an area that guests highlight and comment on the most.
Tones and Textures
It is always important to color coordinate your Airbnb to reflect calmness. Thus, using neutrals, pastels, and earth tones is the best. Start with a base color such as white or light beige, and layer it with complementary shades like subtle grays, pale blues, or dark greens. The key is to pick 3-4 different colors and keep them consistent to prevent too much noise and contrast. But with such similar tones, how do we keep it from getting too bland? This is where the magic of texture comes in. Matching similar colors with different materials adds interest for the eye.
Natural lighting is a very important part of a minimalist design, giving your Airbnb a warm and inviting tone. Although it’s definitely difficult to change the size of your windows, you can still allow the sun rays to seep in by using light curtains or none at all in common space areas such as the living or dining room. When LED lights are needed, it’s best to keep things simple. Even bare lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling correspond to a minimalist design.
Overall, minimalism is a very powerful movement that has influenced many hosts (and guests!) for the better. Try out these tips to adopt this life-changing style into your Airbnb listing--and let us help!