Are you fed up the long queues, overzealous security staff, and flights where you’re squeezed into a tiny space for hours at a time? Instead of traveling away from home this year, why not treat yourself to a fantastic staycation instead? Here’s how you can use the money you would have spent on a trip to transform your home into the best place to holiday this summer:
Revamp Your Outdoor Space
Just because you won’t be traveling to a far-flung destination, doesn’t mean you can’t spend your summer relaxing in the sun, weather permitting. Spend some of your budget on transforming your garden into a relaxing entertainment space, and it’ll be just like lounging on an exotic beach.
As a minimum, you should set up a hammock, fire pit, and barbecue area, along with a seating area with enough comfy furniture for you and a few select guests. A gazebo might also be good and will allow you to spend more time outdoors, whatever the weather.
Create a Restful Nook
Whether you have a spare room that you can totally transform into a restful retreat, or you only have a nook in the living room to transform into a comfy space, finding a restful nook that you can fill with comfy cushions, a supportive armchair and footrest is essential if you want to be able to relax and rejuvenate during your staycation.
Set Yourself Up for Entertainment
When you’re enjoying a staycation, most of your days will be spent relaxing in your outdoor space or your restful nook, but when night time rolls around, you will want to ensure that you have plenty of entertainment on hand. That’s why you should consider investing in the best tv under 1000 you can find so that you can enjoy movie nights, a wireless speaker, so you can enjoy your favorite music and all the supplies that you need to indulge in your favorite hobbies. So, when you’re not sampling the best the local restaurants have to offer, you’re never in danger of getting bored.
It’s difficult to relax and truly enjoy the luxury of your own home if your property isn’t exactly inspiring. So, start looking at home décor websites, collect as many cool ideas for home improvements as you can find and start painting, wallpapering and rearranging your furniture to give your home more of a relaxing 5-star beach hotel feel. You needn’t spend much – just adding a new coat of paint or buying new sheets for your bed can make a huge difference – but do take the time to change things up and make your space more comfy before your staycation rolls around.
Bring Your Favorite Vacation Destination to Your Home
Last, but not least, once you’ve redesigned the garden and redecorated your home to make it more comfy and luxurious, you should think about adding little touches that remind you of your favorite destinations. Things like adding beach umbrellas to the garden or burning exotic incense in the bedroom will help you to feel like you’ve really escaped and this will aid your relaxation and ensure that your staycation is just as good as a real vacation.