tips for furnishing a condoAs more people are buying houses, apartments and condos, furniture sales are becoming one of the biggest industries in America, with stores generating about $101.41 billion worth of sales in 2013 alone.

Of course, there are many types of homes. Houses, apartments, condos, but they all have the same ideas behind furnishings. The tips for furnishing a condo are the same as the tips for furnishing a home, or an apartment, especially if you plan to live in the condo full-time.

If you’re not planning on living in the condo full-time, and instead plan to rent it out, you don’t need to invest as much money into the home as you would your house or apartment. Just enough to be presentable, fashionable, and make it feel homey. More than likely, the renter will bring their own furniture (if permitted to), and will likely have few needs for your furniture.

None the less, here are a few tips for furnishing a condo.

Don’t Be Cheap

You don’t need to spend a fortune or invest as much as you would in your home, but you shouldn’t furnish it poorly. Your renter is going to notice, and you’ll likely find it harder to get tenants willing to look into your property if you don’t have something worth looking at. Sometimes tenants don’t have furniture, or at least not a lot, and want something in their homes.

So if you’re going to rent out a condo? Don’t spend a fortune, but don’t penny-pinch too hard, either.

The Right Match

Make sure your furniture matches the overall theme and decor of the space. The wall colors, floor colors, style of the building, etc. If the building is modern, have more modern furniture. If it’s older, don’t be afraid to have older furnishings. Just play with the space. Make sure that it matches well. Your tenants will find it more attractive.

Be Honest

When you post pictures online of your space, be honest about what will be included in the condo. What furnishings are included or what will not be. Tell your prospective tenants what they can expect. Honesty is the best policy.

These are just a few simple tips for furnishing a condo for condo owners who are looking to rent out their space. If you have any ideas leave them in the comments below.