18 Airbnb Small Room Ideas

Last Updated: 8/3/2023

Author: James Zhao, Sr. Tech Specialist & Alex Park, Product Specialist

If you're a host or a guest at an Airbnb, you know how important it is to create a comfortable and functional living space, even in tight quarters. In this blog post, we'll share practical tips and creative Airbnb small room ideas to help you make the most of every inch of your space.

Whether you're looking to optimize storage, create a cozy ambiance, or simply enhance the overall functionality, we've got you covered. This guide will provide ideas for all types of small rooms, including living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

To learn more about Airbnb design ideas and ways to maximize the space you have to offer, continue reading our 17 tips below.

General Space-Saving Tips for Small Airbnbs

When you're dealing with limited or small space in your Airbnb accommodations, it's essential to employ clever strategies that maximize every square inch. Here are some general space-saving tips to help you make the most of your rental space:

1. Make Use of Empty Wall Space

Don't underestimate the power of your walls! Empty wall space presents an opportunity to add both functionality and style to your small room. Consider installing floating shelves, wall-mounted organizers, or hanging racks. These practical additions provide extra storage for books, plants, decorative items, or even kitchen utensils.

By utilizing vertical space, you can keep the floor clear and create an eye-catching display that enhances the overall aesthetic of your Airbnb.

2. Add Door Hangers

Make the most of often overlooked areas like the back of doors by installing door hangers or hooks to utilize this space for storage. Hang towels, robes, bags, or hats to keep them organized and easily accessible. Adding door hangers not only declutters the room but also adds a functional touch without requiring any additional floor or wall space.

3. Consider Using Fold-Out Furniture

Flexibility is key in small spaces, and fold-out furniture offers an ingenious solution for a guest bed and other functional furniture options. Invest in multi-purpose pieces such as fold-out sofa beds or wall-mounted drop-leaf tables. These items can be easily expanded or folded away, allowing you to adapt the room's layout according to your needs.

By maximizing the functionality of your furniture, you can create a dynamic space that caters to different activities throughout the day. These general space-saving tips lay the foundation for optimizing your small Airbnb room.

Living Room Space-Saving Ideas

The living room is the heart of vacation rentals, where guests unwind, relax, and socialize. Maximizing space in this area is crucial to ensure comfort and functionality.

Here are some space-saving interior design ideas that will transform your small living room into a cozy haven:

1. Get a Storage Ottoman & Coffee Table

Investing in furniture that serves a dual purpose is a smart choice for small spaces. Consider getting a storage ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. These versatile pieces provide a convenient place to rest your feet while also offering hidden storage inside. You can store extra blankets, pillows, or even board games within the ottoman, keeping the room clutter-free.

2. Use Poufs for Seating

When it comes to seating options, poufs are a fantastic choice for small living rooms. Poufs are compact, lightweight, and can be easily moved around the room to accommodate different seating arrangements. They provide additional seating without taking up much space. Opt for poufs that can also be used as footrests or even as small side tables when needed.

3. Install Storage Under the Couch

Utilize the space under your couch effectively by installing storage solutions. Look for couches or sofas with built-in storage compartments, or use storage bins or baskets to slide underneath. This hidden storage area can be used to store books, magazines, remote controls, or any other items that tend to clutter the living room.

Taking advantage of the often-overlooked space under the couch will allow you to keep the room tidy while maximizing storage options. By implementing these living room space-saving ideas, you can create a functional and inviting space for your Airbnb guests.

Now let's delve into specific ideas for different areas, starting with the kitchen, where we'll introduce FOTILE's space-saving solution – the in-sink dishwasher.

Maximize Your Kitchen Space

In a small Airbnb kitchen, every inch of space counts. To create a functional and efficient cooking area for yourself or guests, it's essential to make the most of the available room.

If you're trying to determine how to add a dishwasher to a small kitchen, a convenient way to consolidate your kitchen appliances is to install one of FOTILE’s in-sink dishwashers

Whether it’s consolidating kitchen appliances thanks to innovative products, hanging pots and pans, or simply adding extra shelves, these practical tips will help you maximize your kitchen space:

1. Consolidate Kitchen Appliances

One effective way to save space in your small kitchen is by consolidating your kitchen appliances. Look for multi-purpose appliances that can perform multiple functions. For example, an air fryer can also function as a toaster oven and a small convection oven or a blender that can double as a food processor.

A convenient way to consolidate your kitchen appliances is to install one of FOTILE’s in-sink dishwashers. Coming in both a 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 option, this innovative appliance not only saves counter space but also makes dishwashing easier than ever before.

The 2-in-1 in-sink dishwasher combines a traditional kitchen sink and dishwasher in one simple process. With its ergonomic countertop-mounted design, there’s no need to bend down to load and unload dishes like with traditional dishwashers.

The 3-in-1 in-sink dishwasher offers the sink dishwasher combo and a produce/seafood cleaner. The produce cleaner removes dirt, harmful pesticides, and residues from your produce with ultrasonic turbulence technology.

FOTILE’s in-sink dishwashers are great ways to maximize space in the kitchen by combining dishwashing, sterilization, and drying in one simple process.

2. Hang Pots, Pans, & Other Kitchenware if Possible

Utilize your vertical space by hanging pots, pans, and other kitchenware. Install hooks or a pot rack on the wall or underside of your cabinets to keep these items within easy reach. Hanging your cookware not only saves cabinet space but also adds a stylish and functional element to your kitchen decor.

3. Add Extra Shelves to Cabinets & Cupboards

Adding adjustable or stackable shelves can help you maximize vertical space and create additional storage levels. This allows you to store more items efficiently while keeping them organized and easily accessible.

4. Use the Pantry & Cabinet Doors

Don't forget about the space on the inside of your pantry and cabinet doors. Install hanging organizers or spice racks to utilize this area. You can store spices, kitchen utensils, cutting boards, or even cleaning supplies. This clever use of door space can free up valuable shelf space and keep your kitchen essentials neatly organized.

By implementing these space-saving tips, you can optimize your small Airbnb kitchen, making it more functional and enjoyable for your guests.

5. Go For A Smaller Oven

In addition to the 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 in-sink dishwasher options we mentioned as a way to save space in small Airbnb kitchens, there’s another multi-purpose appliance that you may fancy. The countertop steam oven is a 4-in-1 device that can accomplish everything that a normal convection oven can, combined with an air-fryer, steamer, and dehydrator.

With 40 different preset recipes, you can start cooking a variety of delicious meals with the 4-in-1 countertop steam oven. This space-saving appliance has enough room inside for you to cook for the whole family and its steaming self-clean feature makes maintenance easier than ever.

Saving Room in the Bedroom

In a small Airbnb bedroom, maximizing space is essential to create a comfortable and organized environment for your guests. Here are some effective strategies to save room in the bedroom:

1. Add Storage Beneath the Bed

Utilize the space beneath the bed for storage. Invest in bed frames with built-in drawers or use under-bed storage containers to store extra linens, blankets, or seasonal clothing. By maximizing this small space, you can keep the bedroom clutter-free while providing ample storage options for your guests.

2. Use Cube Storage for Clothing

Cube storage units are a versatile and space-saving solution for organizing clothing in a small bedroom. Opt for cube storage with drawers or fabric bins to neatly store folded clothes, accessories, or even shoes. These storage units can be placed against the wall or in a corner, providing a functional and visually appealing storage solution.

3. Get Bedside Tables with Storage Options

Choose bedside tables that offer storage options. Look for tables with drawers, shelves, or cubbies where your guests can store books, electronics, or personal items. Bedside tables with built-in storage help maximize space while keeping essential items within easy reach.

Making the Most of the Bathroom’s Space

A small Airbnb bathroom can still provide a comfortable and functional experience for your guests, especially when it's going to be one of the more used rooms. Here are some tips to make the most of the bathroom's small space:

1. Add a Shower Caddy And/Or Tub Tray

Maximize shower or bathtub space by adding a shower caddy or tub tray. These handy accessories provide a designated spot for shampoo, conditioner, soap, and other toiletries, keeping them organized and easily accessible. Opt for caddies that hang over the showerhead or trays that fit across the bathtub to make the most of limited shelf space.

2. Give Guests More Shelf Space Over the Toilet

Utilize the space over the toilet by adding shelves or a bathroom organizer. These can be used to store extra towels, toilet paper, toiletries, or even small decorative items. Installing floating shelves or a wall-mounted cabinet provides vertical storage without taking up valuable floor space.

3. Install Soap Dispensers on the Wall

Free up countertop space by installing a wall-mounted soap dispenser. These dispensers can be attached near the sink or in the shower, reducing clutter and providing a simplistic look that will impress guests. Choose a dispenser that matches your bathroom decor, and consider one with multiple compartments for hand soap, lotion, sanitizer, shampoo, and conditioner.

4. Add More Hangers on the Wall or Door

Create additional hanging space in the bathroom by installing hooks or hangers on the wall or door. These can be used to hang towels, bathrobes, or clothing, allowing your guests to keep their items organized and easily accessible. By utilizing vertical space, you'll maximize storage options in the bathroom.

By implementing the tips and other Airbnb room ideas mentioned in this blog post, from making use of empty wall space to investing in multi-purpose furniture and incorporating space-saving solutions like FOTILE's in-sink dishwasher, you can create a functional, comfortable, and inviting environment for your guests at your smaller Airbnb.

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