Hello! I debated on whether I would start a blog for my business or not. I put the idea off for awhile, as I have been focused on laying the groundwork and foundation for Bliss Home Interiors (it’s a lot of work y’all!). In the end, I feel like I have so many thoughts and ideas to share that it really didn’t make sense to not have one.
My first blog post went live earlier this week, and it was so satisfying to get that out! I have a lot more to share, and I’m really excited to have a better outlet to do that. It’s truly been a dream pursuing this thing. I’m not going to lie; small business is HARD. Getting exposure and your name out in the community, plus working to develop a relationship of trust with potential clients is constant work. It has been a labour of love and I am here for it. I am committed to pushing forward not just for me, but because I truly want to provide quality services, and connect with the great people in my community while doing that.
With that said, I have been spending a lot of time on my professional development and training. I have been doing a lot of soul searching and really trying to focus in on what niche of decorating and design that truly appeals to me, and that I feel that I can make a positive impact in. I’m honing my skills, and learning SO much through this process. In addition to my Interior Decorating and Home Staging Certifications, I am so pumped to share that I am now a certified Short-Term Rental Stylist (yay)! What does this mean? I have completed training to help short term rental (STR) investors and hosts elevate their properties to appeal to their ideal target guest, and stand out from the competition.
The main objective of short-term rental styling is to prepare a rental property in a way that it will appeal to the largest number of potential guests, which will further increase the chances of achieving bookings at top dollar. The more attractive a property is, the greater chance that guests will want to stay there, particularly during peak season. The reality is that an investment property is only as valuable as its revenue-generating potential.
I am so excited to be offering this very specific service here on Prince Edward Island. In 2022, Tourism PEI officials projected 1.2 million visitors to the island, and released statistics in August 2022 showing that the province had the best June ever on record for the industry. The key statistics included room nights sold, rounds of golf, and campground site bookings- which were all up significantly from 2019 which was the last record-breaking tourism year for PEI. Tourism Minister Matthew MacKay projected that non-resident visitors would rise to 1.3 million in 2023, 1.5 million in 2024 and 1.6 million in 2025.
The tourism market is booming, and Charlottetown and surrounding areas alone have 1000+ Air BnB listings.
The fact is, looks count. The first step in persuading a guest to book a particular property over the others is to offer an inviting and well-furnished rental, that functions beautifully for guests’ needs. For hosts in this market, it’s not worth taking chances on the profitability of their short-term rental by having a property with lackluster guest appeal.
Bliss Home Interiors will be offering a range of services from consultation and guidance, to complete styling to maximize the overall aesthetic and appeal of short-term rental properties. My specialized services focus on colour coordination, space planning, storage solutions, furniture, and must-have guest amenities that bring properties to life.
I understand the psychology behind what guests’ look for when booking a short-term rental (finally putting my psychology degree to use again!). Knowledge of the industry plus utilizing strategies that ensure that guests have the ultimate experience is how I can help short-term rentals stand out from the rest. There are so many factors that go into maximizing a short-term rental property to its full potential, and I am here to help hosts do just that. Sign up for email updates at Bliss Home Interiors for more information on my Short-Term Rental Styling services!