Airbnb, the online phenomenon which allows people to lease or rent short-term lodging to global guests, has provided an additional stream of income for millions of homeowners. Running a successful Airbnb starts with a good bed. The most important component when choosing beds for rentals is that they can be quickly cleaned without any evidence of previous guests. Oily hair stains on linen headboards? Err, no.
Also, worth bearing in mind is that latex foam/gel mattresses work best for Airbnb guests as they are naturally dust mite, bed bug, bacteria/ mildew and mold resistant. Here are 5 reasonably priced queen-sized beds (guests prefer larger beds) and suggested mattress pairings, that will add both style and functionality to your Airbnb rental.
It’s hard to find a wood sleigh bed for under $300 but this definitely fits the bill. A quick spritz of Lysol and furniture polish and all signs of other visitors are wiped from memory. If black is a little too intense for your light and airy room, then this bed comes in several wood shades including cherry and antique grey. Pair this with Global Furniture‘s USA B855TMF, a Loft 8-inch high Queen size mattress with cool gel infused memory foam.
This bed from the New York Collection has a fashionably dark faux leather headboard and trim and when paired with contrasting dark and light linens can add a touch of cool sophistication to your Airbnb rental. This pairs well with the Sierra Sleep M82631 mattress from the Mygel Hybrid 1100 Collection.
With plush tufting, this adds an upscale hotel feel to your Airbnb rental. Taken from the Lusso Collection this is elegant enough to double up as an owner’s own bed when not in use as a rental. It requires both a mattress and box spring and pairs well with the MEFRO2311QN 6-inch memory foam mattress from Boyd with solid 1-inch memory foam and 5-inch high-density Reflexa material.
Simple, elegant and affordable, the platform bed from the Virginia Collection is made of a solid wood frame which is upholstered in vinyl, has a stylish headboard which helps it score points for upscale sophistication. Along with the tapered wood legs, this adds a contemporary and fashionable feel to make guests feel that their hosts aren’t cutting costs on furnishings. This would go well with Rest Rite‘s IMIL320QN Pure Form 800 Series 9″ High Queen Size Eco-Friendly Engineered Latex Foam Mattress
Give your guests the rock-star treatment with this tufted faux leather headboard with crystal buttons. Just make sure they don’t throw any wild parties or your TV out of the window! This bed provides upscale glamor at an affordable price. The frame is foam padded and the wood engineered and constructed in Malaysia. Silver steel legs add a cool, contemporary feel. Pairs well with Modway’s MOD-5579-WHI 12-inch gel infused hybrid queen size mattress with memory foam.