Have you ever left a trip and feel like you left your heart in that place? I know that I have! When you make really great memories on a trip, it is so easy to feel a bit sad when you leave and forever miss that place. But, what if your home felt like you were on that trip again? Maybe you would feel like you were just traveling to a new destination, or your favorite destination with the people you love. Afterall, home should be where the heart is. If this sounds like a great idea to you, here are a few ways to make your home feel like you a vacation house:
Create the perfect outdoor space
Creating an outdoor space that feels like a retreat (a vacation) is your best tip when it comes to making your home feel like a vacation house. I want you to think about your favorite vacation spot and then try to recreate the outside feel. If this is not possible, then just think about what you can do to add a vacation-like feel to your outside space. There are so many things that you can do! For example, any type of water is a fantastic addition because it is so relaxing to me and to most others, as well, which is why they always have small waterfalls and ponds at spas across the country. Other options, water aside, are hammocks, lots of greenery and flowers, a swing (or swings), stringed lighting, and maybe even a really nice outside bar area, where you can grab drinks and snacks. For the upcoming fall months, try adding in an outdoor fireplace area, or a firepit!
Create a luxurious spa retreat
Create a luxurious spa retreat in your bathroom. The bathroom is afterall, one of the most important aspects when it comes to a really nice hotel! In order to make your bathroom at home feel this way, make sure it is clean, well-kept, and stocked with luxurious towels and linens. Also, find soaps and body wash that remind you of your travels. There are many different things that you can do to your home to make your bathroom feel more luxurious such as replacing tile, renovating your shower, and installing different decor items, but sometimes, a little soap and linens go a long way.
Photos are everything
One thing that you might notice about resorts is that they have a lot of artwork – usually of the area around them. This is a great way to include scenery shots around your home from your past travels. You should also have pictures of your family traveling to your favorite spots, as well. This will not only make your home feel more ‘homey’ and loving to you, but it will also bring you back to some of your favorite memories every single day.
Make your house more open
When you travel to a really nice hotel, typically you will find open spaces with cozy corners for you to cuddle up and read a book. One thing that makes nice hotels feel so luxurious is the open space, where beautiful shining tile can be easily seen. In your home, typically, your floors are much more ‘hidden’ by your furniture, rugs, and other items. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, you might want to consider moving things around to open up the feel of your home a bit more. Not only will it add more space for your family, but it will also make your home feel more spacious, open, and inviting! Struggling when it comes to moving around furniture? Get help from the Charlotte furniture movers, College Dudes Help U Move! They are NC-based movers that can help with residential and commercial moving, packing, storage, and of course, furniture moving. They are also pros when it comes to antique and art moving, so if you have some really nice art incoming, you could get them to help you hang it, as well! College Dudes Help U Move knows how difficult it can be to find trustworthy movers, which is why they go above and beyond to get the job done gently, with care.