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How to Make Your Airbnb Feel Like Home

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Most Airbnb guests, no matter where they come from, desire a feeling of homeliness when they are away for a while. It can be daunting for some people to be away for a long time in a foreign environment, and homesickness often kicks in.

It can be bad for business to have people cut trips short because of this. Not only that, but mental health is important to a healthy lifestyle.

This article will help propel your Airbnb to be transformed into a home away from home.

Homesickness

Before we get into the basics of crafting the perfect home for your Airbnb guests, we must understand what homesickness is, and how we can reduce it.

Homesickness is generally the distress that is caused by being away from home for a long time. For example,  When you are in an unknown environment, you can find yourself missing the luxurious comforts of your home. Whether it’s the view from your window, or the people and pets you live with, being apart from them can make you feel anxious.

Homesickness varies for everyone. Some people don’t get homesick at all, but others can become so homesick that they would cancel a holiday because of it.

Of course, we can’t replicate everything in a guest’s home to make it feel exactly like their house. But we can create a homely feel to give them a sense of familiarity whilst settling into new experiences.

Personality

Your Airbnb should have a definitive personality by using decorative pieces and colour palettes for walls, curtains, bedding and other accessories. You can experiment with colour schemes using Pinterest.

Having a well-defined personality for your property can balance the feeling of homeliness and new experiences for any upcoming guests.

Colour schemes can be tweaked and changed to suit whatever your property, but make sure to keep it refined. Less is often more, so use neutral colours and textiles that match.

Patterns can also be used if it looks aesthetically pleasing to not just you, but to anyone who is helping you with decorating.

Most guests wouldn’t have crazy colours attached to their homes – some may, but not all. So, appealing to most guests will maximise the capability of making this a comfortable home for more people.

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