10 ways to boost your Airbnb listing London style

08/04/2016 20:30

Airbnb is becoming increasingly popular in the city of London. With the number of hosts and guests increasing every year, it only makes sense to capitalise on this facet of the sharing economy while it’s hot. 
We want to share some quick tips with you on how to maximise your rental potential with some simple and quick tips on styling your place with some city flare. 
 

Art

Jazzy artwork can spruce up any apartment. We’ve found a couple of quirky statement pieces that would fit perfectly in a modern London property. 
 
 
This Ikea phonebooth print adds a pop of colour as well as making the obvious London statement.
 
For something a little different, this abstract print from made.com is a fun and quirky addition to any living room. They stock a range of cities so definitely worth checking out, especially if you want to give your home that cosmopolitan feel.  
 
Read also: 10 better alternatives to Airbnb

 

Home comfort

 
 
I’ve already mentioned the inevitable gloom, this tartan throw from Laura Ashley works wonders. An absolute classic that no home should be without, throw it over your sofa and your guests can wrap up warm in those chilly English evenings. 
 
The English Heritage Shop is a great online store that stocks a ton of British themed items. Our top pick was this Union Jack pillow. With it’s muted tones it isn’t garishly touristy; pop it on your sofa or guest bed to add a dash of kitsch character. With items like this, it’s best to only choose one or two with a direct relation to the theme (the flag, the London bus etc.) If you go overboard on this it can come off as tacky, so limit yourself to 1 or 2 statement pieces. 
 

Extra touches

 
Not everything has to be red buses and phone boxes. Try this trendy floor lamp to give your home an urban, inner city feel. An interesting piece that’s sure to grab guests’ attention so that your property stands out. Think bringing the outdoors indoors; the stylish way to brighten up those gloomy winter months.
 
 
In keeping with the outdoors indoors theme, these slate wall hangings from Rose and Grey are a really fun way to organise your Airbnb. You know how awkward it is when you can’t find the bathroom in a strangers’ home; use these wall slates to point your guests in the right direction. You could even get a generic shape and add a welcome sign - the chalk rubs off you could welcome each guest individually with a personalised message. 
 
Hopefully now you’ve got some ideas to get your London home guest ready. Take that new found inspiration and get going! There’s money to be made from this short term letting business so why wait? 
 
 
 

 

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