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8+ Ideas to Upgrade Your Airbnb Outdoor Space!

Adding just a few sought-after items to your Airbnb outdoor space can go a long way toward making guests feel more comfortable—and could lead to a great review. Summer is almost here and for many hosts, the peak season is just around the corner!

Many guests want to stay in places with things to do outside. If your area offers great hiking trails and other outdoor activities, let guests know about them either in your house manual. Another way to help them enjoy a little fresh air is to spruce up the outdoor areas of your space. According to Airbnb, the most sought-after Airbnb outdoor space amenities are:

  • Patio furniture
  • A barbecue grill
  • Outdoor cups and plates
  • Games and other entertainment

Let them Lounge!

What do vacation guests want more than anything? To be outdoors! They want lounge-worthy, linger-worthy time spent chilling under the sun and stars. In saying that, does your patio and garden area need a little summer love? As you head into the summer season, use these simple ideas to spruce up your rental home and give guests a memorable summer vacation. Best of all, they are suitable for almost any budget!

To give you a head start, I’ve jotted down a few cheap and chic solutions for patio, rooftop, deck, and balcony. With a few fresh ideas, elevating your outdoor space will be fun, easy, and affordable! 

Tip: Keep the landscaping well-groomed, if you have grass make sure it gets cut every couple of weeks in the spring. Guests don’t want to arrive to an overgrown jungle.

1.  Light it Up

A string of lights is one of the simplest ways to add a fun vibe to your patio. There’s something inviting and fun about outdoor lights. They instantly create an outdoor space that is both welcoming and functional. Guests can continue their evening relaxing on the patio with these little lights. Make sure you have safe pathway lighting, that will also set the mood with some ambient outdoor lighting. We use this set of hard-wired lights, which can be set on auto to go on from dusk.

Airbnb Outdoor Space

2. Add in Loungy Seating

Nothing brings the comfort of the indoors out more than a plush, cozy sectional. Investing in a Loungy conversation set is key to allowing your guests to sit together and relax and enjoy your outdoor space. There are many styles available at different price points, here is a mid-century modern style that is sure to impress your guests.

Airbnb Outdoor Space

3. A Relaxing Porch Swing

Nothing says relaxation more than a hanging swing! You can tie together your outdoor space and establish the theme of your space. Add graphic contrast by mixing in pillows and patterns of varying sizes and shapes.

4. Grill and Chill

When on vacation, guests want options for quick and easy meals. Having a gas BBQ will let them make meals and spend more time outdoors ( in your super loungy space! ) We use this one by Weber, it’s not too big, so it uses minimal propane, and really is awesome.

5. Dine In Style

What is better than enjoying a meal together al fresco? With a warm wood outdoor dining table your guests can do exactly this!

6. Add Some Decorative Planters 

Upgrade your outdoor garden with a cool container or three. Finding the right color, texture, and finish can really elevate your overall look. Playing with contrasting shapes and patterns is will create a fun look. Try clustering them together to create a pocket of greenery in your Airbnb outdoor space.

7. Try Colorful Set

Adds little playful color into a natural color scheme. You can sometimes find metal chairs sometimes second-hand and just spray paint them a fun color with Chalk Paint. Here is an adorable set that will elevate your outdoor space instantly.

Airbnb Outdoor Space

8. Modern Bench for Extra Seating

This bench is as versatile as it is portable. Use them for extra seating or as an occasional table for holding serving trays. They will really come in handy!  This one from Amazon has such clean lines and you can find it here!

Airbnb Outdoor Space

9. Play it Up!

A few games and outdoor activities will give your guests something fun and entertaining to do while they are enjoying your Airbnb outdoor space. This cute Tic Tac Toe game doubles as a decor item!

Use these simple ideas to improve your Airbnb’s outdoor space! Click here to view my full list of Airbnb outdoor space ideas from Amazon. Don’t forget to showcase the changes you’ve made by updating your amenities, listing description, & photos!

P.s For more hosting ideas check out my Ultimate Airbnb Superhost Bundle which is a full bundle of goodies for Airbnb Hosts! There is even an editable modern welcome book, a check-out printable, and a wifi sign included + over 140 templates!

Photos and Amazon products from store

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