Are you unable to take a vacation away this year? Well, that’s okay…your home can feel like vacation without even leaving. And then instead of a week’s vacation it can last ALL summer long. Are you sold? Let’s get into the details that can make all the difference!
Vacation Starts in the Morning.
Instead of dreading the mornings, make the mornings as enticing at home as they are on vacation. Most people don’t have an issue getting up with the sun when there’s an ocean and beach in the backyard. Create the equivalent of the beach in your home: it maybe freshly squeezed orange juice on hand, or new-to-you fruit that seem a little exotic. Whatever makes the mornings easier for you can step up to be your own personal vacation.
Hang A Literal Vacation Snapshot.
There’s no better way to sink into a staycation than to be surrounded by your favorite vacation memories. Take a trip down memory lane by compiling a photo album, collage, or selecting your favorites to hang on the wall.
Find Your Vacation Color Palette.
If you don’t want to work too hard on your staycation, but still want a fun little project to help perpetuate the vacation vibes pick a color that helps you relax, like you were on vacation. Paint a small wall, or a garden accessory…wherever you plan on spending a lot of time.
All White Bedroom.
Picture this particular vacation destination: the one where you can stay in a bungalow on stilts over the crystal clear blue ocean. Now picture the bedroom in one of those: it’s always white. White is easy, breezy, and relaxed. This can be as intricate as going all white with the furniture, or as easy as stripping your bed down to just white sheets for the summer.
No matter your ideal vacation spot, scattering various memorabilia around your home can bring on treasured memories: the beautiful shells that you picked up while walking the beach with your children, or the wind chimes that you bought at the small town store. It’s small touches like these that can make you appreciate what you have had, rather than where you are at the moment.
Create Vacation-y Vibes.
This can include but is not limited to:
- A cozy reading nook…and to actually use it! Replace reading with the time you spend on your phone.
- Spending minimal time online. Especially make an effort with this if you’re enjoying time with other people.
- Ambient sounds like ocean waves. Fall asleep to the soothing ocean music that never fails. Buy a CD, download an app, and let yourself go.