There’s no place like home, and certainly no place like home in the long, warm days of Summer! With a few magic touches, we can add a relaxed, carefree holiday vibe to our spaces and enjoy ‘weekends away’ in our own homes. Here are a few ideas that will have you dreaming of a staycation.
ADD SOME COASTAL ACCENTS
Coastal homes are bright and breezy, laid-back and relaxed. Bring the outdoors in with rustic wooden accessories, invest in white wicker or rattan furniture and add striped accents to your rooms. Put bowls of shells on the coffee table or in the bathroom, and invest in hangings with inspirational quotes.
CREATE YOUR OWN POOLSIDE
Who said paddling pools were for kids?! A paddling pool can have multiple uses – slide into and relax with a glass of wine, use it as a giant drinks coolers, or simply dip your toes into it from the comfort of a sun lounger. Invest in a couple of deckchairs to complete the poolside feel, then fill it up, fire the BBQ and throw a pool party.
GLAM-UP OUTDOOR EATING
Al fresco dining is one of the best things about Summer. Make whatever outdoor patch you have super hospitable and inviting so you can make the most of long, balmy evenings knocking back the Rose under the stars. Invest in outdoor cushions, a great BBQ and a firepit, so you can stay outside even when the chill of the night starts to kick-in.
ADD A LITTLE HOTEL LUXURY
Work a a little luxury of hotel interiors into the home by making your bedroom and bathroom extra special. Invest in crisp, silky white bed sheets and thick, fluffy towels.
FILL YOUR HOME WITH THAT HOLIDAY AROMA
Recreate that magical holiday smell by dotting gorgeous scents around the house. Branche d’Olive candles and fragrances will fill your spaces with scents of citrus trees, warm Summer evenings and sweet figs. Alternatively, buy a couple of olive trees and fill your rooms or outdoor space with the aromas of the Mediterranean.
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