Round Up: The Best Beds for your Airbnb

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above image:  Michelle Gage

The beds in your Airbnb property are paramount to your guests' enjoyment and your overall success. People care deeply about the beds in a rental! The aesthetic of the headboard/bed will set the tone for the bedroom, so it's important to think through the mood you're after when you select this item. BUT, I will say for certain that although the look of the bed's headboard and frame is important, you do NOT need to spend a ton of money on it.

There are plenty of good quality beds at excellent prices out there, and I've put loads of them in this post. 

Now, when you buy lower priced beds, this means you'll be assembling a flat-pack product yourself, or paying someone else to do it. So do factor that into your equation. If you can swing it, hire a handyman or flat-pack assembly company to come in one day and knock all this stuff out for you in one shot. Or if you're trying to save money on the front end, buy some booze and bribe your friends to come for an assembly party one night! (Disclaimer: Assembling Ikea takes twice as long when drunk.)

The bed is of critical importance to guest happiness, but put your dollars into the mattress and quality bedding, which I wrote more about in this post right here.

I believe you can buy a decent enough quality headboard and bed frame for under $750, and I'm going to prove it!

 So what bed should I buy for my Airbnb?

Look no further...


Best Upholstered Beds

above image: Barji Designs


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Best Wood Framed Beds

above image: Emily Henderson


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Best Metal Framed Beds

above image: Michelle Gage


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Best Rattan and Cane Beds

 above image: The Sweet Beast

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Best Trundle & Bunk Beds

above image: Three Birds Renovations

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I would be remiss not to discuss nightstands in a bed blog. So, here are my thoughts on nightstands, this very special and uniquely important side table.

  • Always have TWO if there's room next to a TWO person bed. If there's not room, consider something else on the other side of the bed. A tiny ledge attached to the wall? Or a small vintage stool, perhaps?

Your guests are likely not all going to be as low maintenance as my husband, who never complains about his glass of water and phone plugged in on the floor next to the bed. But c'mon. Have 2 nightstands if the bed is for 2 people. It's just basic manners. Don't make them drag a dining chair in there to serve as an extra nightstand. (I've definitely done this before when staying at a short-term rental!) 

  • Make them mismatched if you want. This adds character and personality to a room! Go for vintage! This is the kind of furniture item that's easy to ship, so go shopping on Etsy or Ebay and find something that makes your heart sing!
  • There's NO NEED to spend a fortune on nightstands. Get creative, paint a flea market find, or just check out these options below for inspiration! 
  • Don't forget to throw some cute coasters around (everywhere in the house!) to remind the guests not to ruin your tables. Make it easy for them to be considerate.

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I hope this has you feeling inspired for the fun of bedroom design! Best of luck and happy shopping!! 

Other great reads for you...

The Ultimate Ikea Shopping List for Your Airbnb Rental

Round Up: The Best Sofas for your Airbnb

The 5 Biggest Listing and Decor Mistakes to Avoid in your Airbnb

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