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Make Your Short-Term Rental Feel Like Home

Staying in a short-term rental has a ton of pros, although sometimes it just doesn’t feel like home. There are many ways to personalize your rental to make it feel just like home. It is important to know exactly what you can personalize, so make sure to discuss what you would like with management. Check out this post from our friends at Southgate Executive Lodging to learn the best ways to make your short-term rental feel like home.


Furnished short-term rentals are an excellent alternative to hotels when staying for longer periods of time. Even though your stay is not permanent, it should be a happy and comfortable one. In order to feel at home when you’re away from home, here’s our best tips for personalizing a furnished short-term rental.

First Find Out What You Can and Can’t Personalize 

The number one rule when personalizing a short-term rental is to always think “no damage décor”. Since your new rental is temporary, the management company is expecting you to return it in the same condition as when you took occupancy.

You can assume this means no painting, no wallpaper and no new fixtures or installations. If you are in doubt as to what is and is not acceptable, the best course of action is to always ask the management company before doing anything that could cost you. 

Furnished ApartmentWhile you may be limited in changing anything of permanence at your short-term rental, you are not limited in ways to add your personal flair and touches. Keep reading for accepted ways to decorate and personalize your home away from home. 

The Small Touches

You’ve heard the saying before; little things can go a long way. This could not be truer than when decorating a furnished short-term rental. From adding…

Posted by: southgaterealtyllc on May 9, 2017