Best Design Tips for Smaller Vacation Rentals

So, you want to invest in your space, but you’re working with limited square footage? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! 

In this Pink Wall Designs Academy lesson, we will go through our top design tips to help you make the most of your smaller vacation rental.



1. Be Intentional!

Purposeful Decor: Every item you choose to display should have a purpose. If you decide to leave items on the coffee table, think about their function and aesthetic.

Thoughtful Details: When adding pillows to the bed, consider their size, color, and pattern. A deliberate selection can add character and cohesion to the space, enhancing bedrooms of any size.

      2. Utilize Every Square Inch

      Maximize Space: Ensure no space goes unused. Even small wall indents can be transformed into functional seating areas or storage solutions.

      Creative Use of Nooks: Turn awkward corners into reading nooks, mini-offices, or display areas to add both utility and charm. For example: 


        3. Embrace Bold Colors and Patterns

        Create visual Interest: Mixing colors and patterns can actually make a room feel larger and more dynamic. By creating visual interest, the space appears to have more areas to explore and enjoy.

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            4. Choose Multi-Functional Furniture

            Dual-Purpose Pieces: Choose furniture that serves more than one function, like a sofa bed, storage ottoman, or a fold-out desk.

            Space-Saving Solutions: Look for compact furniture that can be easily moved or tucked away when not in use.

            Hidden Storage: Use furniture with built-in storage options, like beds with drawers or coffee tables with compartments.

            Vertical Storage: Make use of wall space with shelves, hooks, and cabinets to keep the floor area clear and spacious.


                5. Incorporate Reflective Surfaces

                Mirrors: Place mirrors strategically to reflect light and give the illusion of a larger space.

                Glossy Finishes: Use glossy or reflective finishes on surfaces like tabletops and cabinetry to bounce light around the room.


                  6. Maximize Outdoor Space

                  Extend Your Living Area: If you have a small patio or balcony, furnish it with comfortable seating to extend the living space.

                  Greenery: Add plants or small gardens to create a relaxing outdoor environment for guests to enjoy.

                    Though it can be daunting, a smaller vacation rental can be a rewarding challenge, allowing you to maximize the space and create a cozy, welcoming environment for your guests. By following these tips, you can create a beautifully designed, functional, and inviting vacation rental that maximizes every square inch and provides a delightful client experience!


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                    The Pink Wall Designs Team is here to help you create spaces that leave a lasting impression, no matter the size! Book a consultation with us today, and join The PWD Academy for more insights on all things short-term rental and boutique hotel.

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