Make it feel like home

Monday, February 05, 2018

It can be hard to make short term rentals feel “homey”, but after a long day of work it feels nice to come to a place that feels comfortable and familiar.  Here are a few easy tips to help make your rental feel like a home away from home that involves little investment, can be packed easily and not take up much storage space.

Family photos are a great way to feel closer to your loved ones, even though you might not be close geographically.  Take a few pictures from home and place them in spaces where you spend the most time.  Or if worried about traveling with breakable picture frames, print off pictures and pick up cheap frames from discount stores.

Smell is a great way to conjure up familiar feelings.  Bring sheets and/or blankets from home to use.  Sheets provided in a rental can feel stiff and smell quite sterile. Cozy up with your sheets and blankets for a great night’s sleep.

Add a few decorative items to give your rental a stamp of your personality.  Picking up throw pillows, displaying artwork that your child made, buy local artwork or even buying plants and candles can give a more personalized feeling.
Whether you are renting a place for a week or a year, these small changes can help make your rental feel like a home away from home!

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