How Interior Design Can Boost Your Occupancy Rate

With rentals being a potential solution to the property overhang of Malaysia, the competition to secure tenants is fiercer than ever. iProperty shares that interior design and property management may help maximise your rental return.

Plush Interiors specialises in interior design for apartments for rent, providing homeowners a practical option to improve their property and ultimately boosting their occupancy rate.

Check out the pros of giving your apartment a makeover:
Generate traffic to your listing
One of the biggest challenges for property owners in the rental market is to attract potential tenants. This is especially true for those with older units as the surge of new apartments and condominiums continue.

With over 200+ designed apartments in their portfolio, Plush Interiors can vouch that well-designed and fully-furnished units attract tenants better than empty or partially-furnished ones. Apartments need to conveniently meet both the daily and lifestyle needs of the tenant, we call it ready-to-move in units. The ideal example are expatriate tenants who could be staying for a few months to a few years.

Let’s look at it from a broader perspective. The first step potential tenants take when searching for apartments for rent is type in the keywords on Google and explore listings online. Whichever platform your property is listed on, the next course of action for potential tenants is to inspect the photos and details before deciding to view or book the apartment.

For short-term rentals listed on online travel agencies (OTAs) like Airbnb,, and agoda, listings should be search engine optimised (SEO) so that their properties rank higher when people create a search. Beautifully designed apartments that are professionally photographed is such an important element that Airbnb even wrote an article on how to take photos for your listing.
Create quality experience for your guests
Your apartment will be home away from home for your tenants. Being able to create quality experience means that your apartment should be fully furnished the moment your guests walk through the door.

When you give your apartment a makeover, imagine everything that you will need as if you moved into a new home. Do all of the utilities work properly? Let’s not forget about the all important WiFi. Is your kitchen well-equipped to prepare a meal and entertain guests for dinner? Imagine all the elements of a table setting. Is your bedroom stocked with fresh and crisp linen? Ironed out creases goes a long way. These are just some of the questions to consider. Interior design is all about purpose and passion.
Adds value to your property
Wanting the biggest return on your property rental is only natural.

To determine the best price for your listing you need to consider the type and location of the property but also the features that it has to offer. While the type and location cannot be helped, you can bank on interior design to add value to your property. Explore your options like upgrading your kitchen, remodelling the bathroom, repainting, and redecorating. Potential tenants wouldn’t mind paying more if the property meets all of their needs and matches their lifestyle.

Of course interior design services can easily get expensive but there are companies that specialise on interior design for apartments for rent at a rate that won’t break the bank. Check out the rest of our blogs for DIY interior design tips or you can enlist the help of experts on the matter.

Plush Interiors is a fresh company that specifically provides interior design services for apartments for rent. With a focus on practical interior design, the company offers affordable makeover packages for apartments for rent.

In collaboration with its sister company, Plush Services that specialises in property management, Plush Interiors has transformed over 200+ apartments and has welcomed more than 50,000+ short-term and long-term guests.

Boost your occupancy rates by improving your home interior design. Get in touch with us today!
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