How to Pick Art That Matches Your Furniture

A painting hangs over a console in a living room.

This article is co-presented with Artichoke Art, “Match Makers for Your Walls.” If you’re googling about picking artwork for your home, then you probably fall into one of two categories. Either your walls are way too bare, or they’re covered with outdated and generic artwork that just doesn’t represent you anymore! So, how do you go about picking art that matches you and matches your furnishings? We’ve collected a few questions to get you started. You could start by taking Artichoke’s quick quiz,Read More

How to Create an Airbnb Guidebook (and why it matters)

This is your start-to-finish guide for creating a killer Airbnb guidebook. Why are guidebooks so important for vacation rentals? Certainly, guidebooks represent one of the easiest ways to impress your guests and provide them with a great experience. Guests choose Airbnbs not only for the physical space, but because of the host’s ability to provide insider tips. Many guests aren’t from your city, and almost none will be from your local neighborhood. That means they don’t know the local “go-to”Read More

What Interior Design Consultants Know That You Don’t

A person's hands make notes on a notepad with a pink sticky note.

Over the last two decades, popular design trends have shifted, moving away from faux DIY chic towards sleek and authentic. After all, the year 2000 was twenty years ago! Much has changed, especially when it comes to how people choose to design their homes. You may think you have the necessary skills for picking out your own furnishings. But you might not know certain things that only a trained interior design consultant would know. So, when is it sensible to hireRead More

10 Easy Ways to Zen Your Airbnb

Relaxing space - lookout onto street below

Zen. In a world that is increasingly noisy and busy, how can we find more zen? Many people are using Airbnb to find their inner peace, carving out a weekend to go away on a personal retreat. Whether your rental is beside a babbling brook or a bus stop, it’s easy to create a restful space that appeals to this category of guests. Don’t worry – mindfulness is not just a fad! Recent data shows that meditation and hiking activitiesRead More

Three Ways to Decide Which Furniture to Bring When You Relocate

Moving furniture can be expensive and frankly a chore.

New expats, the soon-to-be-relocated — congrats on your upcoming adventure! Whether you have a relocation package, or you’re headed for a new adventure all on your own, your first task is to decide what to do with your furniture. You spent hard earned money on that couch, after all. And it would be nice to have something familiar in your new home, right? Maybe, maybe not. It’s tricky, we get it. You don’t want to regret anything, but you alsoRead More

30 Minute Cleaning Challenge: How To Quickly Prepare For Your Next Guest Reservation

Cleaning may not be your favorite thing to do, especially if you’re a person that is always busy or with a tight schedule. But, as you grow up, you realize that duties do come in life, whether you like that or not, and a grumpy face and some Mr. Bean-styled murmuring won’t shoo them away. Instead of postponing the home chore you hate the most, it’s better to eat the frog and do that in the morning. You probably willRead More

Furnishing Your Airbnb’s Living Space

If you’re thinking of renting out a home or property you own as a short-term vacation rental on Airbnb or other home-sharing platforms, you’re probably wondering how you can set up the space in the best possible way to attract guests and impress them when they arrive. But furnishing a home for short-term rentals isn’t always simple. There are more factors to consider than just style. That’s because the needs of a weekend visitor might be different than someone livingRead More

What is Minimalist Interior Design and How to Achieve It

To understand minimalism in interior design, we must first understand it as a lifestyle. Minimalism means living with only the bare essentials, decluttering your space, and leading a peaceful and simple life. Nowadays, consumerism has led us to believe that acquiring more items will lead to happiness and satisfaction, but Minimalists believe in the opposite; that a clutter-free home will set the tone for a relaxing and free lifestyle. Similarly, these attributes can be applied to interior design and furniture.Read More

A Perfect Guide to Booking an Airbnb for First-time Users

If you’ve never booked an Airbnb before, you probably have quite a few questions about the whole process of paying to sleep in strangers’ apartments. Not to worry, it’s really not that complicated. We’ve composed a detailed guide on booking an Airbnb the right way your first time. Research the Area One of the most important steps in booking an Airbnb is researching the area it’s located in. You want to make sure that it’s safe and close to yourRead More

How To: Furnish a Startup Office on a Budget

Regardless of the industry your startup is in, designing a proper office space is crucial to the success your company. With the right design, it can increase employee productivity, satisfaction, and collaboration, ultimately raising profits in the long run. Since most startups have limited capital funding to spend on their office, here’s how you can furnish your startup office on a budget.   Have an Open Concept Workspace Instead of the traditional closed-off cubicles and hidden-away offices, build a workspaceRead More