Airbnb Bedding Advice and Ideas- [2020] Bed Size, Sheets, Bed Frames, Sheet Color and More
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Airbnb Bedding Advice and Ideas- [2020] Bed Size, Sheets, Bed Frames, Sheet Color and More



As an Airbnb host, it is important to remember that having a high-quality bedroom is one of the most important, if not the most important, element of your Airbnb rental. Having a quality bedding incorporated into your Airbnb bedroom will ensure your guests have a great nights’ sleep, resulting in a highly-rated stay.

So, what makes an Airbnb bedroom high quality? Here is our Airbnb Bedding Advice:

Proper bedding, quality sheets, sound bed frames, comfortable mattresses, and optimal mattress sizes will all play an important role in the feel of the Airbnb bedroom and quality of sleep your guests will be getting. Even the way you make the bed is important. 

In this article, I will tell you exactly how to take your Airbnb bedroom from normal to high quality. 

How to Make a Bed for an Airbnb Rental

Making a bed for an Airbnb rental is more intricate than making a bed at your own home. It is all about comfort and presentation. No matter why your guests are traveling, they will want a comfortable bed at the end of their day.

You will want to make sure that you have the following:

  • Protective Mattress Cover
  • Fitted Sheets
  • Flat Sheet and Matching Pillowcases
  • Plenty of Pillows (the standard amount is two per guest)
  • Duvet Cover and Insert
  • Decorative Pillows and Blankets

First, place the mattress cover on the mattress. This will add comfort and extra protection, increasing the longevity of your mattress. Next, place the fitted sheet on top and add the regular sheet in accordance with triple sheeting (more on this later.) Then, place the duvet with its cover, and add the pillows, and any decorative pillows and throw blankets on top. 

While adding extra decorative pillows and blankets aren’t a necessity, they will add a special touch to the overall feel of your Airbnb home, making your guests experience pleasant and memorable. 

Here are more videos on how to make and decorate an Airbnb bed:

Triple Sheeting

Triple sheeting is the best way to optimize both comfort and style in your Airbnb rental beds. It gives your bed a nice, polished look, much like how hotel beds are made, and, your guests will not have to fidget much with the sheets to climb into bed.

To triple sheet, you will first take the fitted sheet, over the mattress cover, and tuck it in. Next, you will take the flat sheet, and bring it to the top of the mattress, just shy of the bed frame. Then, you will take a blanket (heavy or light, depending on the climate and season) and place it on top. Be sure to leave 6 inches of room between the top of the blanket and the bed frame. 

In the next step, you will take another flat sheet and place it on top of the blanket, bringing it all the way to the bedframe. Then, you will fold both the bottom and top flat sheet 6 inches, so that they fold down in line with your blanket. You will then take the flat sheets and the blanket and fold them all down together 6 inches. 

Finally, tuck everything under the mattress, creating smooth edges on the corners of the bed, and flatten out any wrinkles. Place your duvet with its cover on top, and then add pillows and decorative pillows and blankets.

See this video from ComphyCo for a video tutorial on triple sheeting: 


Best Mattress Recommendation for an Airbnb Rental

The best mattress you can have in your Airbnb rental home is a memory foam mattress. These mattresses are comfortable, form-fitting, and not harsh on guests who may have physical irritations like joint pain.

My recommendation for a mattress is the Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam MattressThis is the mattress that I have in my rental, and was highly rated by purchasers and Amazon. It comes in multiple sizes, ranging from 6 to 12 inches, and is available in all sizes. In addition to its comfort, its variability makes it easy to bring into your rental, as you can be sure it will fit any bed frame that does not require a box spring.

The added green tea extract infused into the mattress fibers will keep your mattress fresh, increasing its lifespan. This Zinus mattress is easy to assemble (just unroll from the box and wait 48 to 72 hours to inflate fully) and is durable, comfortable and stylish. It is the best option for your Airbnb rental. 


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Best Bed Frame Recommendation for an Airbnb Rental

My recommendation for the best bed frame in an Airbnb rental also comes from Zinus. The Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed is sleek and stylish, durable, and can fit in nearly any space. It is available in twin, full, queen, and king, and pairs perfectly with a memory foam mattress that does not require a box spring.

All parts are included for installation and are designed so that it can be assembled in under an hour. It also has no-slip tape to keep the mattress in place. There is a five-year limited warranty, so you can be comforted in knowing that this bed frame will last a while.

As for the design, it is 37 inches tall and 75.5 inches wide, so it will not take up too much space, making it optimal for smaller bedrooms. It is raised off the floor at 7 inches, so you can utilize the space underneath the bed for storage, and because there are only 7 inches of space, you can be sure using that space for storage will not make your room too cluttered.

This bed frame has been popular in my Airbnb home and is the best because it can fit well into any design style. The metal frame and solid wood pieces make it look sleek and modern, but because of its color, it can easily fit into cozier styles as well.


The Best Sheets and Sheet Color for an Airbnb Rental

The best sheets for your Airbnb rental are the Hotel Sheets from Hotel Sheets DirectThese sheets are made from rayon that comes from Bamboo, which makes them super soft and hypoallergenic. For people with allergies, these types of sheets are a great option. Hotel Sheets Direct makes a product that is versatile and well-liked. 

These sheets are also anti-piling, so they will last you for a long time and help prevent fading should you choose colored sheets. They fit mattresses up to 15 inches, so they will fit most, if not all, memory foam mattress.

The Hotel Sheets can withstand the changing seasons because they are thermoregulating. They are cool sheets when it is hot outside and warm when it is cold. You will not have to think about changing them out when the seasons change. 

As for sheet color, I recommend using white sheets. This is because white does not fade. You do not want faded sheets on your Airbnb bed. They make your Airbnb look less comfortable and untidy. The quality of guests’ sleep can make or break their stay, so you want to give the best presentation and level of comfort as possible. 

White gives the appearance of a clean and harmonious space. They are the easiest to remove stains from and can easily be bleached. Colored sheets also hold on to stains longer, so white sheets are optimal for your Airbnb rental.

If you do not like the thought of white sheets, then I recommend going with a darker blue. Blue fades slower than most colors and creates a clean and harmonious feel as well. That being said, both white and blue are great options to pair with most decorating styles.


Airbnb Bed Size and Type: Queen vs King 

This is a common debate among Airbnb hosts, queen- or king-sized bed? Both provide comfort and space, but which one is best for your space? If a king-sized bed fits in your room, I highly recommend choosing this. 

King-sized beds can be used as a marketing point when listing your Airbnb rental. You can even add this to the headline of your listing. King-sized beds add a sense of luxury and comfort that are sure the grab guests’ attention. However, if you cannot fit a king-sized bed into your space, queen-sized is the next best option.

Of course, the space you are working with largely determines what type of bed you will be able to get. Also, in kid’s rooms, I recommend twin beds or bunk beds.

Bunk beds are optimal not only for kid’s rooms but also to utilize your space more efficiently. You can increase the number of guests that may stay in your Airbnb rental, and provide convenience. 

Check out more on bunk beds here. 

The quality of the products you place in your Airbnb bedroom matter. They will transform your guests’ experience.

Related Questions:

What should I look for in decorative throw pillows and blankets for my Airbnb bedroom?

While these items are not a necessity, they can enhance the overall feel and comfort of your Airbnb bedroom. For throw blankets, I recommend incorporating a mix of different fabrics and weights to accommodate all guests. Have a good mix of lighter and heavier weight blankets and choose fabrics that are not too itchy or irritable. Cotton is always a great option.

I like to follow these same rules for decorative pillows. Soft pillows are also a great option but opt to also have firmer pillows, as some guests will prefer these. Try to make it so that your pillows vary in size and style. This will give your bed a stylish and comfortable look. If you have a neutral color bed, consider adding colorful pillows to add visual interest.

I'm an Airbnb Superhost sharing my Airbnb journey and tips that I've learned along the way.

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