Airbnb Furniture Checklist – How to Furnish Your Vacation Rental

Need to furnish your Airbnb or short-term rental? Use this convenient checklist to find the right furniture for every room in the house.

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Furnishing your Airbnb or vacation rental can be a bit overwhelming. To help you out, we’ve created this Airbnb furniture checklist with everything you need to furnish your vacation rental property.

This list includes all the furniture you need to get your property ready for guests, as well as additional furnishings, fixtures, and decor ideas.

Airbnb Host Checklist to Furnish Your Vacation Rental

For this post on furnishing your Airbnb, we’ve limited the list of items to just furniture and other ‘furnishings.’

But if you’re starting with an empty vacation rental property, you’ll need to consider not just furnishings but also supplies, amenities, foodstuffs, and other inventory–basically everything you need to make a home ‘liveable.’

If you want a list of everything else you need to prepare your property for guests, check out our complete Airbnb Host Checklist or our inventory spreadsheet, which includes furniture and furnishings, as well as other inventory, amenities, and supplies.

We’ve created a convenient inventory spreadsheet, which includes not just furnishings but everything you need to stock your Airbnb or vacation rental. To use it, go to File > Make a copy (if you’re logged in to your Google account) or File > Download. Modify as needed and start checking things off! View the Inventory Spreadsheet

But if right now you’re just looking for furniture and furnishings, read on for the list of items you’ll need to furnish your vacation rental, broken down by room and area.

How We Make Our Recommendations

Here’s how we decide which products make our top picks list:

  • Feedback from 200+ Hosts: our Vacation Rental Inventory Spreadsheet has been downloaded and used by hundreds of hosts like you. We update it regularly based on the feedback we get.
  • Online Reviews: we scour the internet for product reviews from real Airbnb hosts.
  • Forums and Communities: we spend a lot of time in online forums and communities for vacation rentals, to see which products get recommended the most.
  • Suitability: products you buy for your Airbnb need to be durable, affordable, and easy to clean. We keep all these factors in mind when making our recommendations.


While the number and size of bedrooms in your Airbnb will vary, these are items you’ll want to make sure you have for a vacation rental bedroom.

You can also find these items in our inventory checklist spreadsheet, which you can download and modify to adjust the number/type (king, queen, twin, etc.) of each item.

Here’s our complete bedroom inventory checklist.

Living Area

Airbnb Furniture

Depending on the size and layout of your space, the items you can fit in your living area will vary a great deal.

You might have a full basement and game room with enough space for a ping pong table or foosball table. Or you might have a studio apartment with just enough room for a small kitchen table.

Here are the basic items to have in your vacation rental living areas:

Here’s our complete living room inventory checklist.


If you have basic appliances already (you might still need to pick up a coffee maker, toaster, or other smaller appliances), furnishing your kitchen can be a pretty simple affair.

A kitchen table, some chairs, and bar stools are pretty much all you’ll need to furnish your vacation rental kitchen.

But fully stocking your kitchen requires some extra thought and supplies.

Check out our post on how to stock your vacation rental kitchen, or download our complete vacation rental inventory checklist, which includes a list of all the items you might want to have in your Airbnb kitchen.

Here’s our complete kitchen inventory checklist.


Your typical bathroom doesn’t have much ‘furniture,’ so to speak. But there are plenty of supplies and amenities you’ll need to include in your Airbnb bathroom.

Find the full list of items you need for your Airbnb in our inventory checklist spreadsheet.

Aside from these, you’ll, of course, need to provide items like towels, toiletries, and other Airbnb bathroom amenities.

Find the full list of kitchen inventory in our Airbnb host checklist.


If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space, make it welcoming to your guests by creating a homey space where they can enjoy a barbecue and play games.

Furniture you might need include:

Here’s our full Airbnb inventory checklist for your outdoor area.

Other Furniture to Consider

When you’re setting up your vacation rental, think about adding some fun and unique furniture pieces. These can really make your place stand out and give your guests something cool to remember.

How about a funky chair that looks like a giant hand? Or a bookshelf that twists into cool shapes?

Don’t forget about decorations too. Fun wall art, colorful cushions, and cool lamps can add a lot of personality.

Remember, it’s all about creating a space that’s not just comfy but also super fun and memorable for your guests!

Buying Furniture For Your Vacation Rental: How Much Will it Cost?

The average Airbnb furniture cost will vary immensely depending on the size of your space and the quality of furniture you choose to buy.

But in most cases, you can expect to spend anywhere from $5,000 – $15,000 to furnish your Airbnb fully. This includes furniture, decor, labor, and other supplies and inventory.

How much it will actually cost to furnish your vacation rental property will depend on a long list of different factors, and you can get a better sense by making a complete list of the furniture and furnishings you’ll need to buy.

You can download and modify our Airbnb inventory checklist as a great way to start.

Tips in Buying Vacation Rental Furniture

For quality and budget-friendly furniture, consider checking out Wayfair, World Market, Ashley Furniture, Article, Cort Furniture, and Amazon.

Shopping for furniture online is a great time-saver, sparing you the hassle of visiting multiple stores. Plus, it’s easier to snag awesome deals and compare prices and reviews online.

There are also businesses that specialize in providing furniture packages for vacation rentals or offer full-service Airbnb furnishing solutions.

You might think about getting Ikea furniture for your Airbnb, but there are reasons to reconsider. Ikea’s designs are widely recognized, which might give your rental a more common, less upscale feel.

Also, Ikea pieces may not be as long-lasting, potentially leading to more frequent replacements compared to other brands.

We hope this Airbnb furnishing list helps you get started furnishing your Airbnb! If you’re looking for more ideas on how to furnish and stock your vacation rental, check out our Airbnb Host Checklist or download our complete inventory checklist spreadsheet.

Vacation Rental Inventory Spreadsheet

We’ve created a convenient inventory spreadsheet, which includes not just furnishings but everything you need to stock your Airbnb or vacation rental. To use it, go to File > Make a copy (if you’re logged in to your Google account) or File > Download. Modify as needed and start checking things off! View the Inventory Spreadsheet

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