Listing up your guest room for short-term rental is becoming a popular source of passive income for Malaysian homeowners.
Platforms such as AirBnB, Wimdu, Stayz and even local players letsgoholiday.my and ibilik are a few examples of property renting sites that allow travellers to find a home-like accommodation for both short and long-term stay.
Because the competition for short-term rental rooms is fierce, you’ll need to spruce up your listed Airbnb room design to attract bookings and command a decent rate.
Guest rooms that are well-equipped will attract more interest. For example, an en-suite bathroom (or easy access to a shared bathroom), built-in wardrobe, kitchenette, reading desk and internet access will fetch a higher rate.
But if such amenities are not available, you can focus your attention on the decor. Create a theme, add artwork and interesting furniture pieces, and you will soon turn your vacant room into a cash cow.
Here are some Airbnb room design ideas from Malaysian interior designers. Apply them to your room to attract more bookings!
1. Luxury two-bedder for couples looking for hotel-like comfort.
2. Black-out curtains for the jet-lagged traveller.
3. Rustic back-to-nature themed room with tropical view.
4. Raised flooring for the sleeping area and dedicated study space with task lighting.
5. Just like a studio apartment, this guest room is fully furnished with a flat screen, day bed, study area, ensuite bathroom and balcony.
6. A cosy guest room with large windows and comfortable king-sized bed.
7. Neo-classical design for those who dream of sleeping in the White House.
8. Futuristic masculine design.
9. Modern bedroom with plaster ceiling light box.
10. Sleek guest room design with grey and white interior.
11. Turquoise blue feature wall and white furniture.
12. Feature wall and panelling to divide a large room to create a dedicated area for lounging and reading.
13. Padded wall and large windows.
14. Custom-made storage in raised flooring for extra pillows and blankets
15. Soft textures add a cosy touch.
16. Unified blues and greys.
17. A dedicated study room attached to the guest room.