Our Favorite Indoor Plants for Vacation Rental Homes
You’ve hung the last piece of art on the walls, all the furniture is arranged, and the hot tub is primed for your next guest’s relaxing soak. However, these aren’t the only items to check off your vacation rental prep list. Investing in the right indoor plants improves your rental’s appeal and increases guest satisfaction. In fact, university studies have observed that indoor plants boost people’s moods and can improve indoor air quality.
When such an affordable addition offers these notable benefits, why not take advantage of this trend? How can you use plants in your vacation rental to make it more desirable and marketable? This guide will reveal the best plants for vacation rentals and how you can integrate them into simple yet effective designs.
Tip 1: Use Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants
To be appealing, plants must stay healthy. When you can’t be present at your vacation rental, it’s challenging to keep them from wilting or developing disease. However, when you stick to plants that require low light and unfussy maintenance, hired help can easily keep them in good shape. There are several plant varieties available for your vacation rental that are both beautiful and purposeful. These plants are nearly impossible to kill, even if you have a “brown thumb”:
- Money Tree
- Golden Pothos
- Chinese Evergreen
- Peace Lily
- Spider plant
- Spruce Trees
- Air plants
All of these plants require little water, low light and can be maintained with occasional fertilization. If you need a boost between housekeeping visits, get the help of some simple self-watering-plant solutions.
Tip 2: For High-Traffic Areas: Use The Room’s Perimeter
In high-traffic rooms, it’s important to decorate with plants without making the place feel cramped. One way to stretch your space is to place plants around the room’s perimeter. This protects any pots from being knocked over or blocking anyone’s way. Here are some quick tips to make this happen easily:
- Spread the plants around a room’s edges rather than its center. Place small succulents to fill in bare spots on bookshelves and window sills
- Get a medium-sized shrub or small tree to fill in a corner with lovely foliage without making the room look smaller.
- Install hanging plants in spaces where standing pots would be obtrusive. Ivy plants like Golden Pothos are excellent hanging plants because of their added length.
Tip 3: Use Plants to Optimize Quiet Relaxation Spots
When used correctly, plants can maximize the relaxing power of a room. For the greatest benefits, place them in spaces where your guests can enjoy quiet and rejuvenating moments. Here are some quick ideas:
- Create a bathroom oasis with a “jungalow” concept. Fill in most negative spaces with an abundance of plants in pots and hanging baskets — but don’t overcrowd any counter space in the process!
- Place pots of low-maintenance plants around the hot tub or in a sunroom. These are prime spots for indoor plants because they are low-traffic areas where people like to linger.
- Bedrooms can also get some personal houseplants, but don’t overdo it. A couple of medium-sized trees in the corner should do the trick.
Tip 4: Use Stylish Plant Accessories
Plants aren’t the only beautiful part of organic designs. Since they are supported in various ways, you can use your plant’s mini-ecosystem to create even more beauty. If the room calls for an extra splash of color, use a pot with bold colors or glass mosaic embeddings to draw the eye. The “surprise” element of this accent color can be a real treat and add more delight to your listing photos. Hanging plants can also use colorful rope with stylish ornaments integrated in its weaves.
Air plants like Tillandsia typically live on media that function as anchors. Get creative and use artistic media like driftwood, colorful rocks, or fancy saucers to support your air plants. Your guests will enjoy this break from the typical soil-based plant and see the heart you put into the design.
When it comes to succulents, it’s a good practice to cover exposed potting soil with decorative pebbles or stones to slow down water loss. This isn’t just functional, but it adds more beauty to your plant design themes as well.
Use Plants Effectively in Your Vacation Rental Home
Making your vacation rental marketable is our business. If you are curious about how OpenAiRE can help you design and promote your property, connect with our team today. We are happy to show you firsthand how these improvements can enhance your renters’ experience.