Creating a Vacation Atmosphere
When booking vacations, we want to “get away from it all.” So, all-inclusive resorts and upscale spas that pamper and calm us rate highly for vacation destinations. Those holidays always feel too quickly concluded. It is possible to feel just as spoiled at home. It is just a matter of crafting a vacation-esque atmosphere.
What does that mean? It means looking beyond a home’s usual style and practicality and outfitting it to be as indulgent as your favorite spa. After all, it is your home and should suit your needs. Bringing the feeling of escape into your living space is not a guilty pleasure. It is a way of nourishing yourself and being able to do so every single day.
Any space can have a vacation vibe, but it is most effective in non-work spaces. Focus on bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen and dining room, and the outdoors.
Clean, bright rooms uplift the soul. Identify the colors that you relate to your favorite vacation spot and incorporate them. Do not let one room spill over into another; keep paperwork off the kitchen counters and dining room table so dinner can be an immersive delight without distraction. Importantly, take the time to outfit each feel-good space with the background, decor and appurtenances that manifest joy and ease.
If crisp white sheets and poufy pillows delight you, invest in the best quality and give your bed a makeover that mimics the ritziest hotel. Music can foster any kind of atmosphere. Set the stereo to routinely play invigorating tunes as you wake up, ethereal instrumentals at bedtime or classical guitar during a soak in the tub. Do not forget the scented candles or fizzing bath bombs. Plush towels make stepping out of the shower a rather coddling affair.
Treat the outdoors like your own private getaway. Beautiful cedar saunas and steam rooms will entice you out of the house for some personal time. Install an outdoor shower for an al fresco rinse that feels decadent. A hot tub or pool, with nighttime lighting tucked into trees or water features, is as good to soak in during the day as it is to gaze at under the stars. There are so many ways to escape and indulge yourself in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Create the journey for yourself and luxuriate!
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