Many people are choosing to do staycations instead of vacations every year, and for good reasons – staycations are a whole lot cheaper! Plus, when done correctly, staycations can be just as relaxing and rejuvenating as a vacation, actually even more so! Just don’t fall in the trap of using your staycation to catch up on chores or zone out to Netflix. Treat is as a real vacation in order to fully reap the benefits, and the below tips will show just how.
Bring in Some Greenery
Add some greenery to home in the form of plants and large indoor trees. Plants go with every décor and have the added benefit of purifying the air and removing harmful toxins. Plus, they help create a cozy and relaxing environment.
Make Your Bathroom into a Spa
With just a few changes, you can transform your bathroom into something that resembles a luxurious spa. First, declutter the counter and tidy up. Then, invest in some thick, soft towels, plush bath mats, and a new decorative shower curtain. Add some fancy soaps, bath bombs, and lux shampoos and body washes. Finish it off with a diffuser or fresh flowers on the counter and enjoy your new spa-bathroom.
Create a Tranquil Backyard Retreat
Build your own tropical paradise in your backyard with trees, plants, and bushes. Tall trees and plants with large leaves not only give the appearance of a lush backyard, but they also provide much-needed shade during the summer and privacy so you can enjoy your backyard oasis away from the prying eyes of nosy neighbors. Add a water feature drown out street noises and create instant tranquility. Invest in some quality outdoor furniture and perhaps a fire pit, and you’ve got yourself a little slice of tropical paradise just outside your back door.
Don’t Forget the Flowers
Treat yourself like a queen on your staycation by having gorgeous, fresh flowers placed throughout your home. Flowers make us feel special and have mood-boosting benefits. Fancy hotels and resort have them, and so should you while on your staycation. Actually, you should have them all time to feel special all year round.
Add Some of These Little Luxuries to Make Your Staycation Memorable
- Splurge on new bed linens for a luxurious night’s sleep.
- Hire a housecleaner for the week… because you’re on vacation!
- Send the kids to camp for a week…they’ll love it and you’ll love it. Or, keep them busy with fun planned activities at home throughout the week.
- Hire a chef…treat yourself and hire a chef to cook dinner a couple of nights a week, or to create a whole week’s worth of dinners for you to reheat.
When your staycation is over, it’s important to still occasionally treat yourself and there’s no better way to do that than by having fresh flowers around your home to boost your spirits and promote well-being. Portsmouth floral experts Flowers By Leslie is here to help keep your home in gorgeous plants and flowers and to help you plan your next wonderful staycation.