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.
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!