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  • Eden Young

Stand Out Listing: Transform Your Airbnb with Art


The right art has the power to completely transform and boost any space. To stand out from the competition, it’s becoming essential to include art in your Airbnb to help attract visitors. Still sceptical? Look at Bluethumb Interior Designer and Trade Manager Alexandra Guglielmino’s recent Airbnb project with Grace Interior Designs.

Bold blue walls and statement art is the focal point of this Airbnb in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of South Yarra.

Photography by Lisbeth Grosmann.

Increases your Airbnb's Value

Did you know art can increase your listing’s perceived value? “It’s the finishing touch to creating a polished, professionally curated look,” said Alexandra. Art is integral to convert a standard one-bedroom apartment into a high-end, Instagrammable Airbnb accommodation. Before styling, the apartment lacked colour and intrigue, which hindered its ability to distinguish itself from other Airbnb’s. Now the artful finished look is full of fun vignettes and pops of pink and yellow.

Before (🤢) and after (😍)

Curate an Extraordinary Experience

Your guests crave a memorable experience, and adding art to your space can elevate their stay. So, why not go bold with statement wall art? There’s a piece to satisfy every taste, and the best thing about art is you can easily swap it out to refresh your space again and again!

But remember, different art styles complement a restful coastal holiday and a trip to the bustling city. So it's essential to keep your guests' travel expectations and the location of the accommodation in mind when styling and selecting art.

Under an artwork by Laura Thomas, guests can sit down

and enjoy a meal in Australia's food and fashion capital.

As Melbourne is Australia’s food and fashion capital, the interior of this Airbnb in South Yarra had to reflect the surrounding environment’s vibrant cultural energy and colour. “The apartment is chic and provides guests with a luxurious stay – a combination of the comforts of home and the indulgence of a hotel experience,” said Grace Interior Designs’ Founding Director, Trish Khoury.

Trish said the outcome of this project exceeded expectations, and her favourite artwork featured in this project is A Love Everlasting by Belinda Nadwie.

Stops the Doomscrolling

Statement art helps your listing come alive through photography and stand out on the Airbnb platform. In this Airbnb, the artwork selected for the bedroom had to be large and visually striking enough to jump out at potential guests searching for a suitable place to stay. The result is a comfortable space for travellers to get ready to visit Melbourne’s tourist destinations and then kick back and relax in the evening.

Two of Emma Whitelaw’s prints are featured – their shapes,

patterns, and colours pair perfectly with the chosen decor.

Creates an Immersive Experience

Including fun vignettes throughout your Airbnb is the secret to creating a world of colour and intrigue for your guests to explore. After all, people searching the Airbnb platform want more than a bed and four walls; otherwise, they just book a hotel. Displaying art is a fabulous way to inject life into your space. You can carry its accent colours and patterns throughout other aspects of the decor to help create a sense of flow. See how the designer paired the mustard-yellow pillows to complement Emma Whitelaw's colour palette and linework.

“Often, art plays a secondary role in the interior design process, but it was front and centre for this accommodation project,” said Trish.


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