Corporate Housing Design Fun: Rugs in Rental Homes

What are corporate housing renters really looking for in rental design?

I dare you to find 2 matching CHBO corporate housing rentals!

Let’s face it, life is too short not to have some fun, and I definitely believe great real estate design, variety and style are all part of my definition of fun. You should have fun with your corporate housing executive rental. You should expect more. You should have the choice of trying something new, something that is fun or just something that you love. If you are like me then you will love the corporate housing options available through CHBO!

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A CHBO Corporate Housing Rental that features a design run. Property #12966

I challenge you to find 2 matching properties on CHBO. I don’t believe you can because that is what sets CHBO aside from other lodging options like extended stay hotels where they all match. You could be in Omaha Nebraska or Detroit Michigan and not know the difference because your extended stay hotel just looks the same.

I hope you have fun looking through the lodging options on CHBO and if you happen to find two properties that look the same let me know and I will be happy to send you a $25 gift card – Kimberly

As you have read in previous CHBO blog posts, Kerrie Kelly, is a professional interior designer and today she is giving us some great advice on how to spice up your corporate house rental by adding a rug as part of your overall rental design.

Executive Corporate Housing Rentals should be FUN: 5 Options for Rugs in Rental Homes

By Kerrie Kelly, ASID

Corporate Housing rental homes can be sometimes be tricky to outfit because of the varying personal styles of tenants and the regular maintenance required. For flooring, an indoor/outdoor rug is a great solution—they’re durable and easy to care for, they seamlessly blend into any interior style and can provide ample comfort.

With this in mind, here are several of our favorite corporate housing options for area rugs that are both stunning and stain-resistant.Rugs in corporate rentals

1. Functional Polypropylene

Everyone loves a great natural rug, but not everyone loves the work that comes with maintaining its beauty. A polypropylene blend rug mimics the elegance of natural flat weave sisal material—but with added durability. With a jute backing and stain-resistant protection, these rugs will integrate perfectly into a neutrally styled sitting room.

2. Bohemian Designs

For a punch of pattern in an otherwise dull room, we love intricate optBohemian rug designions. A bohemian rug is perfect for the living room or other high traffic areas, and the pattern will hide stains. While most area rugs require minor spot cleaning and professional treatment, synthetic options just need a good rinse with the garden hose. If you’re looking for a piece that is pretty and practical, think heavily patterned boho design.

3. Perfectly Patterned

If you love patterns but the bohemian look is a little much foPerfectly patterned rugr you, a singular sequence can be refreshing. A repetitively designed area rug, especially in muted colors, is perfect for a coastal cottage or preppy palace. Not only are these rugs enhanced with extra durability for indoor and outdoor use, but choose a polypropylene model and they’re also waterproof—perfect for renters with kids or pets.

Patterned rug

4. Tons of Texture

Just as we seek out the perfect pattern, we’re also always on the hunt for a textured design touch. Area rugs are a great way to add fresh flavor to an otherwise stale space. Look for a rug that includes a thread of subtle shimmer. When woven into a flat braid, a textured rug is reversible, making it easy to mask small stains.

5. Soft and Simple

If your room doesn’t need an entire makeover but could use a facelift, consider a light and bright area rug to spruce up your space. A power-loomSimple rug designed option features a unique design combination of box stitch and loop pile (two popular types of carpet weave) for added interest and balanced texture. A soft and simple rug is ideal for an open and airy bedroom or entryway.

From the bedroom to the living room, area rugs are having a moment in the design spotlight. By opting for a durable and easy-to-clean indoor-outdoor rug, you can decorate confidently, knowing you’ve created a space that’s perfect for any lucky tenant.

Professional interior designer Kerrie Kelly has been advising clients with rental properties for many years, and writes on her expertise for Home Depot. Kerrie’s recommendations for floor coverings, including rugs, are designed to provide property owners with ideas that will increase the overall value of their rentals. Home Depot’s outdoor rugs selection that can be used indoors can be researched online here.

Read more design advice from Kerry Kelly on the CHBO Blog

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Kimberly Smith is an accomplished entrepreneur and published author with more than 20 years experience as an entrepreneur in the areas of real estate, property management, corporate housing, website development and franchising. In 1999 Kimberly and her husband/ business partner, Eric, launched AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., a multi-million dollar success story. AvenueWest provides real estate property management of furnished residential properties offering full service corporate housing services to upscale executive travelers in need of a monthly lodging solution. A recognized leader in the industry, they were awarded CHPA’s 2010 Provider Company of the Year Award and listed for 3 consecutive years on Inc Magazine’s Inc 5000 list of the countries fastest growing businesses. Inspired to help people find corporate housing and real estate solutions on a national basis, Kimberly and Eric came up with a business idea to create a national resource dedicated to connecting furnished rental properties with executive renters. In 2006 CorporateHousingbyOwner.com (CHBO) was launched, the first-of-its-kind online portal connecting furnished rentals and the traveling public. In 2013 CHBO was recognized by CHPA as the Associate Company of the Year. In 2009 AvenueWest Global Franchise was launched allowing for the national expansion of the AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing product. Current offices are located in Phoenix, Atlanta, Fort Collins, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Denver and Colorado Springs.

3 Comments

  1. Corinne Kowal
    December 5, 2016

    She’s right! I used some “boho” carpets in a flat I designed for corporate rentals and my client loved them!!!! Have a look: http://www.corinnekowal.com/portfolio/la-casa-de-dona-isabel/

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  2. Veronica Marks
    November 30, 2015

    I had no idea that Corporate Housing By Owner options were available! My husband often has clients come into town, and I think they would much prefer this option over a hotel room. I’ll have to show this to him!

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    1. Jeff Richards
      December 1, 2015

      Thanks for sharing with him. If he ever needs assistance, have him contact support@mychbo.com.

      Reply

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