Do you dream about the perfect getaway to some lavish resort? You get to lounge in a bright and cozy living space with chic decorations, fresh towels, all-inclusive drinks, and a state-of-the-art entertainment system. What if we told you that you can enjoy a wonderful staycation every single weekend at a fraction of the cost?
You can! All you’ve got to do is turn your home into your ideal staycation destination. It’s not as hard as you think. Just picture that lovely room in your head, figure out which things you like about it, and implement those things in your home. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Clean Up the Place
The best part about any staycation is the first time you open the door to your clean and spotless hotel room. We get that feeling because—most of the time—our own living spaces aren’t nearly as tidy. It feels good to escape from the clutter, if only for a weekend.
To turn your home into a great staycation destination, the first thing you’ve got to do is clean the place up. Start by putting all your clothes away and placing all your belongings in their rightful storage places or surfaces. If your home still feels cluttered, you might need to get more storage compartments or you may need to get rid of some items. Use the KonMari Method to get rid of items that you don’t need anymore.
Next, get some basic cleaning supplies and knock out the following tasks:
- Clean the windows
- Dust the surfaces
- Remove grime from sinks and showers
- Sweep the floors and mop them
- Vacuum the floors, if you have carpet
You’ll be amazed at how fresh your home will feel after you give it a quick turn.
It Starts with the Bedroom
When you stay at any resort, your primary living space consists of a bed, a TV, a bathroom, and possibly an additional living space where’s a desk, sofa, or chairs. It’s important that you make your bedroom space feel as cozy as an upscale hotel room—after all, this is the place where you sleep and refresh yourself, so it needs the most attention.
Replace your bed sheets with cozier percale sheets, and add some throw pillows to your bed for extra cushion. Thoroughly wipe down your shower, sink, and bathroom counter to make it shine. Be sure to read our tips on how to make your bathroom look awesome.
Then, consider adding a bedroom chair or bench to give yourself an additional place to sit while you’re in your room. If your sleep is being disrupted by too much light or sound, consider adding blackout curtains to make your room quieter and darker when you need it to be.
Find the Perfect Décor
You can make your home feel a little more upscale by incorporating the right décor. When choosing furniture and decorations, try to choose things of the same décor style and color palette. A unified style is much more pleasing and comfortable than a hodge-podge of different styles.
One of the best ways to spruce up your home décor is to hang up art. You can browse affordable prints and originals at an online art gallery. Just a few pieces here and there can give your home the pizzazz of a nice resort.
Beautify Your Yard
The hardest thing about turning your home into the perfect staycation destination is dealing with a messy yard. If your yard is overgrown with weeds and dead grass, you might consider replacing the grass with an artificial lawn or with desert landscaping—which embraces decorative stones, sand, and desert plants that don’t require a lot of watering or maintenance.
Once you’ve taken care of the landscaping, add some patio furniture so you have a comfortable place to sit when there’s nice weather. Shade your patio furniture with an umbrella, and if there’s no room for an umbrella then you can hang a canvas from your roof to your fence.
Have Lots of Places to Relax
Make sure there are a few comfortable places around your home to lounge somewhere you can read a book, sip on a glass of wine, or take a nap. There should be one “lounging” place in all the major rooms in your home even in your kitchen. You can improve your kitchen by adding a stool so you can sit down while your food is cooking. The perfect staycation destination must have plenty of places to sit!
That’s all there is to it! By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to turn your home into the coziest place to relax and unwind.