We’ve probably all stayed in an Airbnb before, or maybe we know someone who owns and rents out their own space on Airbnb. In the past 13 years since Airbnb started, it has grown exponentially in popularity. Airbnbs have become many people’s homes away from home. One thing you maybe haven’t considered is what it takes to furnish an Airbnb. Keep reading to learn more!
What does it take to furnish an Airbnb?
Furnishing Airbnbs is a bit different than furnishing a family home. Airbnbs are highly trafficked, so they need sturdy and durable furniture. They also need functional pieces that can double as living and sleeping space. The Sven fold-down sofa bed, the Alex storage sectional, and the Smith sleeper sofa are all excellent options for functional living and sleeping furniture. The more sleep space an Airbnb has, the more money they can get per reservation. This is where we step in! When owners or developers are looking to furnish their Airbnb, they’ll frequently turn to a staging or furnishing company. These types of companies can give great advice and guidance on how best to set up and furnish a space. Did you know that Wallaroo’s furnishes and stages homes and Airbnbs for any need?
How we got into staging and furnishing Airbnbs
Nathan and Bailee have furnished and managed their own Airbnbs in the past. When new Wallaroo’s stores open up, Nathan and Bailee pack up and move to support the new store. In both Boise and Missoula, they purchased homes to live in while they were there and then listed them as short-term rentals on Airbnb when they were leaving the areas. Their first-hand experience managing their own Airbnb properties eventually led to larger projects. They began working with Realtors and Property Management companies to help furnish full buildings of short-term Airbnb rentals.
Nathan and Bailee have a good relationship with the owners of a high-rise building in Spokane. Most of the units in this building are used as Airbnb rentals, and Wallaroo’s was commissioned to furnish each of them.
It’s all about building relationships when getting into large furnishing and staging projects for Wallaroo’s. Having connections with various Realtors and Property Managers in the area that are looking to furnish their Airbnbs or new developments, that we could partner with is something we get super excited about.
Our newest project
We’re currently working on a new project of fully furnishing 20 units to be Airbnbs. The units are being renovated right now, and 10 are set to be complete and ready for furnishings on Friday. The units range in size from larger apartment-style flats to smaller studios. Our new TiffNav collection will find homes in some of the larger Airbnbs, and we’re also going to be bringing in some really unique accent pieces.
The look we’re trying to achieve with this newest Airbnb furnishing project is a very trendy, yet sophisticated look. Think Ace Hotel with some boho vibes thrown in. Leather furniture, Pendleton blankets. Sophistication and class are what we’re going for.
From projects large to small, we love getting to see a space come together. Staging homes and furnishing Airbnbs has been a bit of a passion project of ours, and we love getting to see how they turn out! If you’re looking for a staging company or some functional pieces for your Airbnb, come see us first! We’re always happy to help. PLUS we have furniture in stock NOW, so no waiting months and months for your new sofa.