Choosing appropriate furniture + furnishings for holiday rentals

Ensuring your investment property stands up to holiday use and abuse is just as important as making it look beautiful!  Having refurbished and furnished many a holiday home, we have seen the results of clients choosing items themselves that simply aren’t appropriate for their end use. Trust us, after holiday use, the end result ain’t pretty! Remember the old adage, Function over Form. Just because it looks good, doesn’t mean it’s going to be the right choice. 

Fabric selection is a perfect example of where things can go awry. Items such as sofas, scatter cushions and ottomans can be upholstered in fabrics that are simply not strong enough to withstand the assault of salty, wet bums that holiday goers subject them to!  Mould, staining from sunscreen and fake tan, food spills and the like, are a delicate fabric’s nightmare and will simply perish the fabric, and rapidly. 

Ensuring the fabric is hardy and durable is a basic essential for these kind of rental properties, and the great news is, we have plenty of suppliers who have outstandingly gorgeous and durable options to choose from.   We also have a fantastic product that can be used to treat soft furnishings to further protect it from stains and damage, thus giving the product a longer lifespan.  Of course nothing is indestructible, but technology has come a long way in producing some really great solutions.

Who would have thought fabric selection could be so perilous? And this is just one example of how the choice of furnishings can be affected by their end use, and how important it is to choose well.  The actual furniture pieces are equally important, so make your investment count – put your trust in a professional who can guide you through the process and help you make the best choices possible, saving you money in the long run.