Vacations are always exciting, but they do come at a cost. Personally, I don’t like to spend an armload on high-end furniture, especially on a short trip. On an obvious level, you will notice that most furnishings are consistent will your rental rates. If you pay high-end prices for a rental home, you will most likely end up with supreme furnishings and other entertainment options. Now, that doesn’t mean that those who go for medium to low priced rental vacation home won’t be able to get a luxurious look on vacation home furniture. After all, you would hate to spend your vacation around mediocre furnishings that look like they came from a storm affected area. Below are some affordable tips on getting a luxurious look on your next vacation rental trip.
To get started, I suggest shopping online on craigslist, eBay and similar classified sites for slightly used home furniture. There are loads of homeowners out there who accept whatever they can get when they are moving out, or when they do not have enough room in their house for the existing furniture. In the past, I have been able to secure some good deals on pricey high-end home furniture simply because these things generally have a low resale value.
If you buying vacation home furniture from some other place, make it a point to negotiate. From personal experience, I can vouch for the fact that most sellers will generously negotiate. Remember, most of them want to get rid of the old stuff so they will accept low numbers that you throw at them. So, don’t be afraid of making a low-ball offer.
If I am low on budget, I get a new sofa cover instead of replacing the whole sofa. There are lots of incredibly stylish sofa covers out there that can transform your old sofa into a new one in just about no time. If you can spend a little bit of money, you can consider a fresh coat of white paint on the floors to get a new look. If your budget does allow paint work, you can cover the flooring with rugs. I usually get some stylish and trending rugs, and that takes care of the entire flooring. If you are buying second hand rugs, steam clean them to get a new look.
Further, I spend some money on classic lamps that really light up the whole house like nothing else. Another key thing over here is organization. Organize everything in the kitchen and all other rooms to maximize the space that you have. So, with little bit of clever work, you can make your vacation rental home look great and inviting without spending a lot of money.