Creating the ultimate home away from home is a dream held by many. Aside from offering a perfect weekend getaway and a place to recharge the batteries, a well maintained holiday home also offers great investment potential.
Holiday homes and cottages can rent out for a premium during peak season and if you’re lucky enough to own one in a desirable location you can expect a demand throughout the year.
For example, new homes in Cornwall enjoy a significant rental yield during off-peak season and make an ideal investment opportunity.
Be Sympathetic To Your Surroundings
Take a walk around the surrounding areas and absorb the colours, textures and views you encounter. Let it inspire you and try to recreate those elements in your holiday home. The good thing about decorating a holiday home is that unlike normal houses for the rental market you are not restricted to neutral colours.
Whether you’re going for a cosy cottage feel or a luxurious beach front villa it’s a good idea to mix and match combining an eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories. These can be sourced from anywhere, but a great place to start is online auction sites or flea markets where you will find genuine treasures. With smaller items it is best to stick to a common theme to achieve consistency throughout the home.
Create A Relaxing Environment
Relaxing is after all the main reason why most people go on holiday so it’s important to make the environment as relaxing as possible. You should avoid clutter and consider using restful colours.
Source Furnishings Wisely
Holiday homes tend to be short on space compared to residential properties so it is important to be creative with the space available. The last thing anyone needs while away on a break is to be confronted with clutter and is important that you consider functionality and ease of cleaning when choosing furniture. Storage also need to be a priority and having somewhere at the front door for shoes and towels etc helps to keep the house in good order.
Install A Hot Tub
Investing in a hot tub will make your holiday home instantly more appealing to the rental market. It’s also a great way to relax and unwind, and is perfect for entertaining guests in the evenings.