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Airbnb Hosts| 7 Stylish Tips to Create a Lounge-worthy Outdoor Space for Guests

Updated May 2020

Summer is almost here and for many hosts, the peak season is about the begin! Well, we are all hoping for that anyways. Things still are a little hazy as to what the season will unfold. But, with memorial day sales coming up, it’s a great time to pick up a set of beautiful outdoor furniture. I’ve noticed with the Covid-19 closures, prices for outdoor furniture are slashed as stores try to clear out this space-taking stock.

What do Guests Want? To Lounge!

So, assuming the summer season will still yield… What do summer vacation guests want more than anything? To be more outdoors! And not just your usual outdoor thing … 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? Each new season is an opportunity to Upgrade your Airbnb. 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.

1.  Hang a String of Lights

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 these little lights. Whether you gravitate to clean lines or a decorative Boho look you are sure to find the right lights to warm up your space.

Photo Credit: Gardenista

2. Lay Down a Statement Rug

Nothing brings the comfort of the indoors out more than a plush, patterned area rug. The right rug can anchor your patio area, tie it together, and make it feel layered and whole. And while there are plenty of great rug options out there, a quality bohemian style rug or graphic rug can really work wonders in your space.

3.  Hang a Succulent Wall Planter

Try adding visual interest to your outdoor space by arranging succulents decoratively in a hanging planter. Succulents are easy to take care of and come in a variety of colors that will add interest to any outdoor space. Try this planter with a touch of macramé. Adding in a few year-round green shurbs and flowering bushes will give life to your outdoor space.

4. A Lounge Worthy Hanging Chair

Nothing says relaxation more than a hanging chair! 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.

Investing in a Loungy conversation set is key to allow 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.

5. 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.

 6. Try Colorful Chair

A color block woven armchair adds a little playful color into a natural color scheme. You can sometimes find rattan chairs sometimes second hand and just spray paint them a fun color with Chalk Paint. here is an adorable chair that will elevate your outdoor space instantly.

7. Pop a Pouf for Extra Seating

A pouf is great inside the home, but they’re fabulous on a patio too. A leather Moroccan pouf is as versatile as it is portable. Use them for surplus seating, as a footrest or an occasional table for stacking your summer reading list or holding serving trays. They are easy to clean with a little spray and wipe.

Use these simple ideas to improve your Airbnb’s outdoor space! For more hosting ideas check out my 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 Wifi Sign included!

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