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Designing an Airbnb

Written by Kylie Haseloff

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Posted on October 20 2021

Jux-ta-Posh is a one-of-a-kind home décor store set in the downtown district of the Hub City.  The owner, Kim Sparks, first opened the store in 2011 with a vision to bring the vibe of historical antiques with a modern twist to the Lubbock area.  As I have worked alongside her over the past few months, I have seen her creative eye choose the perfect pieces for our customers to choose from and renovate furniture to accentuate any type of space. She also works closely with our Jux customers to help design the spaces while accommodating their personal styles and needs.  

Kim often takes on additional designing projects outside the store walls.  One of her most recent projects has been to renovate and decorate an Airbnb. These overnight rental spaces have become so popular, and she wanted to make this Airbnb stand out above the rest in the competitive market. She began to envision each space and brainstorm what touches would make those spaces have its own personality. 

“Designing an Air B&B requires you to expand your outlook on design. There are just a lot of things you have to consider when it comes to finding the right products specifically for the B&B that you are designing,” Kim said.

When it comes to designing an Airbnb, you’ve got to think about how to appeal to the wants and needs as well as making the space readily available for the customers. It has been amazing to watch Kim’s talents come alive as she designed this project from the blank slate to the perfectly finished touches. Kim shared with me many key elements to having a fun and attractive Air B&B, and I’m here to share some of them with you!

  • Your guests are traveling to you for a reason, so make sure you are adding some local charm.
  • Be practical with your pieces – the B&B needs to be easy to clean, stocked with home essentials, etc.
  • Make it “instagramable” – keep it fun and quirky with design for your guests to snap a fun photo.
  • Have fun with the simplicity of the design—a little goes a long way so pick less pieces that say more.

The overall goal when it comes to designing and renovating an Airbnb is that you want your guests to sense the personal comforts of home. Make it a place that they will want to come back to the next time they visit.

Are you looking to renovate an Airbnb as well?  Let us help you find inspiration for completing those personal spaces and adding finishing touches to make it a place to remember! A visit to our store will allow you to see our stunning displays of unique items and beautiful décor picked just for you to help you enhance and personalize your space as you desire.

If you are looking for more inspiration to get you going, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  Come into the store and our Jux girls can help create the perfect home for you! If we don’t have exactly what you are looking for, just ask! You never know what may work out for you. Take a look around and you may just find that one piece that will bring your entire space together!

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