One of the best things about going on vacation is staying in a beautiful resort filled with gorgeous outdoor spaces, cozy indoor spaces, and knowing that everything around us is designed specifically to make us feel pampered and relaxed. Am I right?
But even with summer in full swing, there's still a bit of uncertainty surrounding post-Covid travel. So, why not create that laid back vacay vibe...right here at home?
Check out these simple changes you can make this summer to celebrate the season of fireflies, fireworks, sweet tea, and s'mores; all of which give that resort-inspired vibe you're longing for!
Step One: Bring The Outdoors In
Think texture, house plants, tropical colors, and vibrant flowers. Or bamboo baskets, warm wood accents, colorful or tropical themed artwork, and loads of woven wicker. All of these things are inspired by nature and all of these things have the power to make us feel as though we can glance out of an open window, behold the azure blue waters of the Caribbean, and smell that salty sea air.
1. Framed Sailboat Oil Painting | 2. Clear Glass Damigiana With Gray Wicker Wrap | 3. River Bamboo Baskets, Set of 2 | 4. Hand-Carved Wooden Shelf
Step Two: Add Soft Lighting
We tend to think of lighting as purely functional, but the right selections can absolutely add the ambiance and coziness of a 4-star hotel in our own homes. Consider adding some pretty table or floor lamps, or changing out existing lampshades or chandeliers for something with wicker, seagrass, or rattan. Lanterns and candles are a summertime staple; adding a soft glow reminiscent of the sunset or of enjoying a beach-side dinner with our toes in the sand.
1. Antique Gold Metal Table Lamp | 2. Woven Cane Dome Lamp | 3. Set of 3 Grey Willow Lanterns | 4. Table Lamp With Natural Wooden Base
Step Three: Up Your Linen Game
You know that feeling you get when sinking into a luxury hotel bed with pristine white sheets and oversized, cloud-like pillows? Or stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself in the fluffiest white towel or robe? What a treat for the senses...and what an easy way to add to the coziness of your own home!
Don't forget to accent all that gorgeous white with tropical colors and fun accents like tea towels, and custom pillows too!
1. Custom Script Coordinates Pillow | 2. Happy People & Lots of Plants Flour Sack Towel | 3. Go Outside Flour Sack Towel | 4. Custom Typewriter Coordinates Pillow
Every small change has the ability to alter the feel of your space. So sit back, light a scented candle that reminds you of your favorite vacation spot or spa, and make yourself a fruity frozen drink. You'll be well on your way to feeling refreshed, pampered, and rejuvenated in no time!
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