Staycations are gaining in popularity as people realize it’s a cost-effective and no-travel required way to relax and unwind. Too often, though, many people waste their staycations by using the time away from work to catch up chores or watch too much tv. Don’t fall into that trap! Do your staycation right and come out the other side feeling refreshed and renewed as if you actually went to a tropical resort. Follow the below easy steps to ensure you reap the benefits of a proper staycation.
Add Some Greenery
Bring the outdoors into your home with plants of all shapes and sizes. From small container plants to hanging planters, or large indoor trees, plants provide a soothing and tranquil environment. They go with any decor and also clean the air and remove harmful toxins. Adding a lot of greenery to your home will make you feel like you’re in a tropical resort.
Create a Spa-Like Bathroom
A few simple spurges and your bathroom will resemble something from a luxurious hotel. First, declutter it and keep the counter space clear and clean. Next, invest in those thick, soft towels you’ve always wanted. Spring for a new decorative shower curtain and plush bath mats. Add pleasing fragrance with fancy soaps, bath bombs, or a fragrance diffuser. Finally, get a super soft bathrobe and comfy slippers to complete the transformation. Adding a plant or vase of flowers is extra nice touch of luxuriousness.
Transform Your Yard into a Mini-Oasis
Add more greenery to your backyard as well to get a tropical feel. Large plants, trees, and shrubs will not only provide shade but will also give your backyard retreat more privacy. Add in a water feature such as a pond or water fountain to drown out the street noise and you’re on your way to creating your own slice of tropical paradise.
Surround Yourself with Flowers
Nothings exudes luxuriousness and relaxation like flowers being around. Splurge on yourself and get a gorgeous arrangement of fresh seasonal flowers. Not only will the fragrance add an additional element of lux vacation vibes, but flowers have proven benefits to lift spirits and boost moods. Place some flowers next to your bed, in the kitchen, on the windowsill, all over the house, and feel like a queen.
A Few More Perks for the Perfect Staycation
- Indulge in some soft silk pajamas
- 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 camp for a week…they’ll love it and you’ll love it. Or, keep them busy with fun planned activities throughout the week.
- Hire a chef…how often do you cook when you’re on an away-from-home vacation? 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 just reheat.
With a staycation like this, you may never want to fly anywhere to vacation again! Doing it right makes all the difference! Take your staycation seriously and use it to relax, unwind, re-connect with your family.
Once your staycation is over, don’t forget to still occasionally stop and smell the flowers….and splurge on yourself throughout the year by having fresh flowers around your home to boost your spirits and promote well-being. Houston’s best florists Breens Florist is here to help keep your home in gorgeous plants and flowers and to help you with your next wonderful staycation.