12 Easy DIY’s That Will Totally Elevate Your Airbnb!

Looking for a way to decorate your vacation rental or Airbnb on a budget? Let’s face it decorating an Airbnb can be expensive, especially if you are going for a unique and modern look (that guests love!) With a few great DIY’s, and a little hard work, you can decorate in style, without spending a fortune!There are few things that are as satisfying as pulling off a successful DIY project, especially when a guest asks where you purchased it.  If your just starting out fresh with your Airbnb, I’ve written a comprehensive 40+ page guide to becoming a Superhost! It is available on ETSY and it includes my customizable Welcome Guest book and 500+ Free Wall Art Printables Resource Guide! You can find it here!

Now on to my curated list of DIY’s that will totally elevate your Airbnb decor! Roll up your sleeves, you can totally do these!

DIY Upholstered Bench by Popsugar

Guests love a handy an entryway bench! Save hundreds by creating your own to serve as a cushy spot for guests to put their shoes on or place their belongings when they walk through the door.

Make this easy modern bedside table for the cost of the fabric only! Use on your patio as instant seating. Just ask your grocery store for a couple of milk crates and match the fabric to your decor!

DIY Leather Shelfies by A Pair and a Spare

These are incredibly easy to make and look like expensive floating shelves. Guests will love to find these in your laundry room, bathroom or bedroom! They elevate the space immediately with their clean modern lines!

DIY Tasseled Throw Pillows by Sugar and Cloth

Guests love a clean and pristine made up bed. Add in some gorgeous throw pillows and you have a 5 Star review upon entry! Make these for the cost of the fabric. The tassels will really add a special touch for your Guests!

DIY Acrylic Calendar by A Beautiful Mess

Your business traveller guests will love to find one of these! Acrylic decor is chic and clean-looking. Real lucite calendars can run well over $1000, that is not going to happen. This DIY version works like a dry erase board and can be made in about 2 hours from start to finish!

DIY Pipe Coffee Bar Station by Live Simply

Just imagine the cappuccinos (and reviews) Guests will be inspired to whip up if your Airbnb had it’s own coffee bar station!

DIY Copper and Leather Hanging Bar by Vintage Revivals

Having a place to dry delicates is essential for guests, but instead of going the expected route and installing  a traditional rod and bracket. Take it to the next level with this beautiful copper and leather one!

Make an Oversized Frame ( for a fraction of the Price) by a Beautiful Mess

Skip the tacks and easily frame a poster or a large engineer print with this simple homemade frame DIY! Use molding for an even more elevated look!

Modern Key Holder by Francoisetmoi

Guests will find it very useful to have a key holder by the door. You can easily make this modern wall mounted one for your entryway! Guests will never lose the door keys again!

DIY Giant Wooden Peg Board by Vintage Revivals

Guests will love This peg board wall and it is perfect for empty wall space in your Airbnb! The wooden pegs are interchangeable so you can mix, match, and customize to your heart’s content. This oversized pegboard can be used as shelves, to hang art, and decorate as you please!

Boho Lumbar Pillow from a Table Runner by Francoisetmoi

This lumbar pillow just add a level of comfort that Guests won’t find in a hotel! You can make it rental friendly by making one end velcro or buttons for easy cleaning.

Concrete and Gold DIY Planters by DIY in PDX

For some final design touches make these easy concrete planters and fill with succulents and cacti that will last without a guest needing to water them!

Now your ready to decorate your Airbnb with these modern DIY ideas! To become a Superhost in your first 10 bookings be sure to check out my book  The Ultimate Superhost Guide!

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  • Reply Jessica September 26, 2018 at 5:12 PM

    I think the coffee station is a great idea! Definitely would make coffee lovers feel right at home and well taken care of. Those shelves are cute too!

  • Reply Iris September 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    I like the pictures! These ideas look so clean and easy to do! Thank you for the ideas. My favorite is the calendar. So cool! It would work well in my house.

  • Reply Tiffani September 26, 2018 at 7:44 PM

    Wow, these are awesome ideas!! I love that all the decor is light and bright with clean lines.

  • Reply Kimberly September 27, 2018 at 5:32 PM

    Okay, so I may not have an air bnb but all of these would be INCREDIBLE in our home! I love the calendar, the coffeee bar, and the peg board idea. They are all so clean and stylish at the same time. Thanks for collecting all of these ideas and sharing them!

  • Reply Natacha I Airbnb Hosting Expert May 16, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    Thanks Andrea! I love getting new ideas as a hosts and a coach on Airbnb hosting! My next goal is to work on my entry so the bench is a great idea! Also love those pillows!

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