The past few months haven’t exactly favoured travel.
Countless dream vacations have been put on hold and people are cooped up in their homes, wishing they were somewhere else. It’s not the end of the world though.
There are ways of bringing that vacation vibe along with you, even when you don’t move an inch from your home. It’s as easy as introducing a few changes. Turn your home into the ideal resort with the help of these clever ideas.
Set the scene
You probably weren’t planning on doing any major cleaning while on vacation, especially not in your home. If you want to enjoy your time on your personal staycation, you should probably clean up. There are few things as relaxing as looking back at your room and seeing that it’s perfectly spotless. Getting there is a bit of a chore, but it’s worth the setup.
Prepare all the things you might need for your personal enjoyment. After a bubble bath, you’ll want to have a few warm and fluffy towels waiting by the bathtub. While you’re at it, make sure you get scented candles before you decide to have that bubble bath. When doing Yoga and stretches outside, you should have a mat prepared to make the workouts more comfortable. Think ahead and see how you can set things up in a way to give you optimal comfort.
Plan your agenda
When you imagine your vacation, the first thing that pops into your mind is the location. It’s a beach, forest, mountain cabin, or any of the other numerous places people like to head to when they’re on vacation. However, it’s not just about the place, it’s what you do with it.
Vacations are all about relaxation and doing the things you want to do. There are lots of things you can do at home, without needing an exotic setting. Clear your schedule and pretend you’ve moved away to your dream destination. What’s your first order of business? If you like sunbathing without a care in the world, you might want to set up a spot in your garden. Mix a cocktail and lounge around care free while sipping the drink of your choice.
Treat yourself with self-care days to help rejuvenate your body and mind. A kind of spa day with skincare routines and light exercises would do a lot of good for relaxation.
Create a comfort zone
Part of the reason vacations is so enticing is that comfort and relaxation are a given. You have places to go to relax and unwind without thinking about everyday chores and tasks. Creating this level of comfort at home isn’t difficult at all, so long as you know what you want.
Get yourself a bathrobe and some cozy slippers to spend time in. Between sunbathing in your pool, and bubble baths, you’ll want to feel like you’re at a resort, where you don’t have to wrap yourself in towels all the time. Get comfortable seating for your outdoor space, so you can appreciate it as much as possible during sunny days.
When you’re chilling in your yard or on your porch, you probably don’t want the sun to get in your eyes. A nice shaded area is always preferable, as you can choose when to go out in the sun if you wish. A pergola roof can come in handy with some helpful shading. You can spend time on your porch and prevent the summer sun from ruining your relaxation.
Install water features
There are few things that are quite as relaxing as the sounds of running water. Listening to waves, the river flows, rapids or any other source of moving water can soothe the mind and immerse you in nature. While you can’t bring a river into your home, you can most certainly introduce a bit of running water.
Fountains and ponds are especially popular during the summer. They help cool things down and they attract lots of interesting wildlife in your backyard. They aren’t all that difficult to install, either. You simply need a pump, a source of water, and something nice to look at. A garden fountain would make your backyard feel more luxurious and it would help you relax. It’s a solid investment either way.
There are lots of ways to enjoy a vacation at home. You don’t need a beach or mountain to feel well-rested and at ease. It’s all about getting yourself in the right mentality. When your home environment is basically a vacation spot, it’s a lot easier to find yourself relaxing, even when doing the most mundane of things. Apply some of the above examples and you’ll be vacationing in no time.