I often think design trend no-no articles are stupid, because they are just a matter of personal opinion or presume that people have the time, interest and means to update their decor according to the latest trends, but I thought these were all good suggestions and quite relevant to Airbnbs.
I agree. One thing I personally hate is fake plants, but I saw a TikTok from a host with multiple STR properties who insisted they are great and guests love them.
As an avid gardener, I also hate fake plants. I honestly have never understood the point of them. You might as well have a fake dog and a fake cat that never need feeding or water.
For eight months of the year I’m able to put a milk jug of fresh-cut flowers on a shelf just before a new guest arrives – usually mixed blooms. More than half the guests assume they are silk flowers (like from Michaels)!
As a former avid (organic) weed grower (for myself, primarily) I imagined high-quality, fake Cannabis plants all over the rental, cracked up, and gave up the idea, as my wife would probably kill me.
This also cracks me up – now THAT is a good use for fake plants. And maybe some fake opium poppy capsules too. I have never met a fake plant that didn’t have visible dust on it, leading me to conclude that the host/hotel has (a) poor taste and (b) substandard cleaning practices.
I personally like the aesthetic of all-white for small rooms because I see it as a backdrop for splashes of bold colour, and so that’s what we chose when renovating our tiny bathroom: between the white-all-over tiles and the half-wall of mirrors, it helped make the space look bigger. And then we have some colourful sea glass decor against the white and you can hang a colourful beach towel in there and it looks pretty and bright, not clinical.
But dear lord was it a mistake to have pure white floor tiles! If you shed so much as a single eyelash while cleaning the bathroom, it makes the whole place look dirty. Never again. White wall tiles are fine, but in the future, iI I want a light coloured floor I’ll use a light marble texture or something.
We have a small bathroom (5 by 8) and tiled the walls with white subway tiles from floor to ceiling. Then the floors are porcelain wood-look tiles in a fairly light weathered grey/beige. Looks rather beachy and keeps the space from looking cramped.
I usually hate materials that pretend to look like something else, because I can always tell it isn’t what it’s supposed to look like, but a friend of mine used those wood-look porcelin tiles and I thought she’d used actual wood- it looks great.