If traveling away from home for a vacation just isn’t in the cards for you this year, then don’t fret! You can still have a relaxing and rewarding staycation. For a lot less money than you would spend on a traditional vacation, you can create a similar experience in your very own home. Plus, the best part is you don’t have to waste time traveling on overcrowded transportation to get to your destination since you’re already there. Follow the below guidelines on how to create a great staycation and you’ll be amazed at how refreshing, rewarding, and relaxing a staycation can actually be. You have to take it seriously, though…. Shut off your email, don’t do chores, and refrain from too much social media…. Just sit back and enjoy.
Bring in Some Greenery
Instantly transport yourself to a tropical resort by having gorgeous, lush green plants in your home. Place small plants on shelves, windowsills, or staircases. Put up some hanging planters to add greenery at eye level, and bring large, indoor plants to fill in empty corners and create a cozy and serene atmosphere. Fresh plants also have the additional benefit of cleaning the air and removing harmful toxins from the atmosphere.
Transform Your Bathroom into a Spa
Just a few minor adjustments and you’ll feel like you’re in a lux resort bathroom. First, declutter. Then, spring for some of those super soft towels you always wanted. Add a vibrant new shower curtain along with new bath mats. Make your bathroom smell good with bath bombs or fancy scented soaps on the counter. Finally, indulge in a super soft robe and comfy slippers to complete the transformation.
Create a Tranquil Backyard Retreat
Along with adding greenery indoors, also add some greenery outdoors. A lot of greenery! Tall, leafy trees and shrubs will not only make you feel like you’re on a tropical island, but they also provide shade and privacy, so you can enjoy your staycation without worrying about nosy neighbors. Incorporating a water feature such as a fountain or pond and a fire pit are nice touches which will promote tranquility.
Don’t Forget the Flowers
To really kick your staycation up a notch, get yourself some fresh flowers to place around your home. The sweet fragrance and beauty of flowers immediately reduces stress and will make you feel like you’re in a lux resort. Place some flowers on your bedstand, in the bathroom, on the kitchen table and all throughout your house and see how amazingly special and refreshed you’ll feel.
Additional Luxuries to Include for an Incredible Staycation
- Silk pajamas are a wonderfully soft indulgence.
- Splurge on quality 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.
Follow these easy steps and you’re guaranteed to have a relaxing and soothing staycation. Plus, think of the money you’ve saved by not flying somewhere and staying in a hotel. Staycations are a great way to reconnect with loved ones, unwind, and take a real break from the daily grind of work and adulting.
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. Al’s Florist is here to help keep your home in gorgeous plants and flowers and to help you plan your next wonderful staycation.