12 Easy DIY’s to Totally Elevate Your Airbnb!

Airbnb DIY Decor. 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 you are 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 Airbnb DIY decor that will totally elevate your space! Roll up your sleeves, you can totally do these!

DIY Upholstered Bench

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 Fabric Covered Stools 

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

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

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

Your business traveler 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

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

DIY Copper and Leather Hanging Bar 

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 

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

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

Guests will love This pegboard 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

This lumbar pillow just adds 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

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!


I hope these Airbnb DIY decor ideas help to inspire your creativity! You don’t need to spend a fortune to make your Airbnb look amazing and unique!

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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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