Photos of your home: the basics

Taking nice pictures of your home is essential to get more views and bookings. We know that it’s not always easy to highlight certain rooms but we are here to help you. We will give you all our advices to realize photos that will bring you more visibility!

1. How to take your pictures ?

The basis of a nice picture is the light and the camera. So, try as much as possible to take your pictures with a camera. If you don’t have one, the smartphone option is also possible, provided that the quality is adequate.

For the format, prefer a landscape format, which gives a feeling of space and allows to show more things.

Finally, take pictures of your home during the day if it is bright and add some pictures in the evening if it is interesting (view on a lake, starry sky…). Put forward as much as possible what you prefer in your home.

2. What to take a picture of?

Everything! Well, almost. The first thing is to show all the rooms in your home. The client should have a global vision of what they are going to book.

Then, if you have a favorite place or a few details that are important to you, go ahead! But be careful, 3 pictures of an accommodation for 5 pictures of beach, forest or activities around are useless. Here is a good example.

Be careful not to appear on the pictures (beware of the mirror, the reflections…).

Note also that it is interesting to take pictures of your home in all seasons. Especially if the environment changes a lot.

3. How to touch them up?

If your photos look a little dull or you left the mop lying around during your photo shoot, don’t panic! Here are some free applications that will help you a lot:

Touching up your photos will take a little time but remember, beautiful photos will attract more people and therefore more bookings!

4. How to make your home more attractive?

What are we looking for? Life! We’re looking to project ourselves. To imagine yourself on your sofa or sleeping on your bed that looks so comfortable. Don’t hesitate to add a few touches of color and life: books, bouquets, fruit basket… All these details will help the traveler to imagine himself at home. However, be careful not to add too many things, especially if you don’t leave them in the accommodation. Your host might feel cheated.

That’s it, you are now a photo pro for your home! Congratulations! Don’t hesitate to share with us what helped you the most!