When you have a holiday home that you let out to other people, you need to choose the furniture that you put in there with care.
Bearing in mind that not everyone will treat the place as carefully as you will, you should look out for furniture that is robust and solid and will hopefully last for many years. You want to avoid items that are delicate, and won’t take a bit of careless treatment. For example, make sure that you pick out furniture that can cope with having hot cups of tea being placed on it without getting marked.
The majority of people who stay in your holiday home will be nice people who take care of it. However, you have to factor for the people who might not be so careful with other people’s things. There is always the risk that things will get damaged or broken, so don’t spend too much on furniture for a holiday home. If you buy from a living room furniture sale, you can often get great reductions on more expensive items like sofas and armchairs. When choosing seating, avoid things that have moving parts – like a sofa bed or reclining chair – as these are more likely to get damaged. You’ll also want to choose a fabric that won’t stain easily, or perhaps choose a leather sofa as these are easy to keep clean and retain their shape well.
It helps to choose a theme for your holiday home, so that the furniture and décor all coordinate nicely together. After all, you want your paying guests to feel that they have got value for money. Use the same paint colour throughout the property, and if possible, the same kind of wood for furniture in each room. A mixture of different woods and styles can look a bit messy. Check out Harveys Furniture on YouTube if you’re looking for some different types of styling ideas.