Tips to Prepare Your Short-Term Rental for Guests

You’re staying in a short-term rental apartment for a few months, and you decide to host some coworkers, neighbors, or clients. What do you need to do to get ready? Because you don’t have as many possessions here as in your own home, you probably don’t have too much clutter to contain. However, the downside of this is that your temporary home may not look as ‘lived-in’ and inviting to visitors.

Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do to turn your temporary rental into a welcoming home, especially when you choose customizable furniture and household packages from Corporate Furniture Leasing. Below are a few ideas.


Add Decorative Elements but Avoid Clutter

Adding a few decorative items, such as a large wall print and a colorful potted plant, will help draw your visitors’ eyes and add interest to the living room. However, don’t go overboard with the wall hangings and other decorations, since you don’t want the room to look cramped or cluttered.

Prep Entryway for a Great First Impression

You’ll likely want to tidy up every room that your guests will be in, but pay extra attention to your entryway, since this is the first area of your apartment that your guests will see. If the apartment doesn’t already have a place for stowing guests’ coats and purses, consider adding temporary wooden or metal hooks by the front door.

Prep the Bathroom for Guests

Don’t neglect the bathroom when preparing your apartment. Remove used towels and set out clean ones, store personal items such as hairbrushes and razors out of sight, and make sure you have plenty of toilet paper and hand soap.

Add a Mirror in the Living Room

Adding a mirror in the living room isn’t just about giving guests a chance to check their reflections—it will help reflect light and make the room look bigger, which can be especially helpful if you’re staying in a smaller apartment.

Arrange Furniture for Conversations

If your rental furniture isn’t already set up in a way that will facilitate conversation between guests, consider rearranging it. Laying chairs and sofas out in a circular or semi-circular pattern will help the flow of the room and make it easier for guests to talk to one another.

Need Additional Furniture? Contact Us

If you’re preparing your temporary apartment for guests and are worried that the space is looking bare, contact Corporate Furniture Leasing. We offer fast deliveries on custom furniture packages, so you’ll get what you need in time for your event.