Some guests settle into a vacation with ease, but for other folks, the process of getting comfortable in a new home can be a bit of a challenge. And yet, as a vacation homeowner, your ratings and reviews are highly dependent on guests feeling comfortable in your home. So, what can you do?
A lot, actually. Cloth and Case has a few helpful hints to help ensure that each and every guest feels right at home in your home:
What do you see when you picture comfort? A crackling fire? A warm bed? Hot chocolate and a cozy blanket? Chances are good that there is a central theme to your imaginations: warmth, and lots of it! Homes can lack warmth even in tropical climates, just as homes on the ski slopes can be absolutely infused with it. Make sure your home embodies warmth and your guests will always feel comfortable. There are a few ways to do this:
With Color: Consider colors with a little fire to them- rich browns, reds, and oranges help homes feel warm! You don’t need to drench the home in these colors, but a little pop here and there can go a long way– like how about this super fun Tilly Ottoman from Maine Cottage?
With Rugs: Adding color, texture, and softness to hardwood, tile, or laminate flooring is a great way to warm up a space. Dash & Albert features a great collection of rugs to choose from including The Temple Taupe Wool Mircro Hooked Rug and the Cinnabar Hand Knotted Jute Rug (pictured).
If your guests can’t get to sleep, they certainly won’t feel comfortable in your home. Happy guests and good sleep go hand-in-hand! As a vacation rental homeowner, you should take the time to sleep in every single bed (and sleeper sofa) in your home to ensure that the experience is a comfortable one– not just for those lucky enough to enjoy your master suite!
A Comfortable Mattress: Need an upgrade? Cloth and Case has great deals on mattresses! Plus, we also offer a wide selection of Craftmaster Sleeper Sofas.
When a home is too “cookie cutter” and clean, guests sometimes feel uncomfortable walking around, exploring, and getting comfortable. By making your vacation house feel like a home, complete with fun accent pieces and touches of personality, guests are better able to imagine themselves in the home of a friend or loved one, ensuring a deeper level of comfort. Maine Cottage and Uttermost are great brands to add a touch of personality, as are our art brands, Leftbank Art and Mercana.
We hope that some of these ideas kick-start your imagination as you think about the guest experience within your home. As you begin, remember that Close and Case is here to help! We are happy to take a closer look at your home and offer direct, personalized advise to elevate your home’s potential. Whether you see an item online you would like to order or would like to start a more general discussion, you can reach out to us anytime at the link below: