If you’re lucky, you’ll be escaping to some guaranteed sunshine over the summertime (even perhaps to a Hostmaker home in Rome, Barcelona, or Paris!). This leaves your home empty and ready for guests, the height of the high season – the perfect time to put your home to work and earn a little extra pocket money!
At Hostmaker, we’re all about making sure that your guests are happy – after all, happy guests mean more 5* reviews, and a happy host! So, why not make sure that your guests’ summer holidays are just as lovely as yours? We asked our Guest Experience team and the team over at Hostmaker Design to give us their top tips on how to make your guests’ trip a summer-y delight.
Lighten and brighten up your bed and sofa
Pick loud, on-trend, botanical print cushion covers and pair them with other muted tones to create a nice balance.Soft linen blankets are a lighter touch to add for the sunny months, keeping things comfy and making sure your seating still looks inviting and luxurious.
Become one with nature
Buy some recycled glass vases to fill up with your favourite summer florals – guests love fresh flowers and bold sunflowers are always a favourite. Or, mix plentiful gypsophila with white roses for an elegant but affordable touch. For something extra special, go for rich purple sweet-peas. Read more about our love of all things green here.
Be the host with the most
Welcome your guests to the UK in proper British fashion by including all of the fixings to make Pimms, and strawberries and cream in your welcome pack! They’ll be sure to serve you some ace reviews in return!
Add some summery scents
We’re big fans of reed diffusers and candles here at Hostmaker. This summer, look out for ones such as ‘sea air’ or ‘spring blossoms’, to dot around your home.
Encourage your guests to take the view from the top
Summertime in London means only one thing – taking in the views of the city from one of its many rooftop bars! Make a special list for your guests of all of the best places in town to grab a sundowner or two – our personal favourites are the Rooftop Bar and Grill at The Boundary or Proud Camden.
Look outwards instead of inwards
If you have a garden, terrace or patio to look out onto, rearrange your lounge furniture away from your fireplace or TV, and towards the great outdoors. Maybe even string up a few fairy lights in the trees, or take that old barbecue out of storage. Encourage your guests to take advantage of the longer summer days!
If you’re looking to put your home to work this summer, use our pricing calculator to see how much you could make! Or, if you’re looking to transform your home, contact our team at Hostmaker Interiors at email@example.com!