THE ART OF A VACATION: HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME INTO A ‘STAYCATION’
There aren’t many things in life that indulge us quite like a vacation does. Appreciating the experience extends beyond the panoramic views, unfailing service and the (untouchable, but very desirable) mini-fridge. Instead, the most enjoyable elements are found in the finer details and luxe decor – satisfying senses we didn’t even know we had.
As a connoisseur of crisp sheets and poolside cocktails, I felt it was my duty to discover what makes our hotel adventures so unforgettable, and how you can transport these very factors into your own homely staycation.
For those who don’t know, a staycation is exactly what it suggests; a vacation from the comfort of your own home. To assist you in your newest creative project, I needed to uncover the magic spells they put on our pillows to make them 100 x snugglier. Why opening the cupboard to fresh slippers and robes is the highlight of my life? And don’t even get me started on the bathroom miniatures – there is something about tiny soaps that just make everything better. (Also…no, I won’t stop stealing them!)
Inviting the staycation into your own home can be easily accomplished; preserving the practicality of living there and inspiring luxury, without breaking the bank. Take your passion for comfort and evident appreciation for sumptuous pleasures – allowing your imagination to curate the perfect space.
We start our staycation journey where all great things do – the bedroom. Whether its freshly laundered sheets or statement décor and neutral colour palettes– the science is in satisfaction.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but beds are forever. Invest in your comfort and spend on a fantastic night’s sleep. Memory foam mattresses or toppers guarantee sleep-stability with layered technology, yielding a consistent cushion of support. They offer a luscious and full look, emphasising the centre-piece of your bedroom. Fashion your bed with sheets that tend to softness; even after many washes.
Now that we’re more acquainted with one another, I think it’s time we get steamy…and take this to the bathroom. Long gone are the days where bathrooms were places we went into, but dare not talk about – this space should not be void of character and charm.
Hotel baths emulate the essence of a relaxing vacation; whether it’s encompassing yourself in bubbles or drawing its elegant tapware, bathtubs have a way of inducing you into a serene hypnotic-trance and are often the most adored component of a hotel stay.
You’re not just ‘getting a bath’, you are installing an experience.
Heated towel rails are a non-negotiable addition to your staycation; this very bathroom accessory affords you the experience of wrapping yourself in the closest thing us earthbound humans have to a cloud.
Never question the price of pure happiness.
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I regret to inform you that keeping chores out the staycation is, unfortunately, impossible. So let’s exercise your laundry’s modesty and urgency for function by incorporating the much-loved details in a hotel’s minimalist design.
To inspire the spirit of a vacation in your laundry, focus on complementing the white space with a new perspective on storage. Mounted on the wall to emphasise necessary elegance, soap holders are the perfect way to beautify your essentials. What may seem like a small feature will invite liveliness into the room while effortlessly maximising on space.
The kitchen is at the heart of your home, and when it comes to creating your staycation design scheme, you can never go wrong with classic-modernism; incorporating today’s masterpieces and tomorrows fantasies.
Just like how decor brings life into the home, tapware is the fastest way to transform your kitchen into the most luxurious of spaces. In the kitchen, the tap is often the only component that is not hidden or tucked away. By choosing a statement kitchen mixer or even sink, it will ensure a defined sculptural element in the room; creating a new dimension to your space.
Bring the bar to you and intoxicate your kitchen with a bespoke alcohol cabinet or stylish nook. Why go out when the cocktails can come to you? Put your favourite spirits on display for an eccentric Friday night dinner or family gathering, and prepare your drinks swiftly and efficiently having all your favourite accoutrements in one place. Consider glass racks and a mirrored backsplash to accentuate the hotel-aesthetic.
GO & CREATE YOUR STAYCATION
Whether you are drawn to the details or appreciate life’s grand plans, there comes a time where we begin to understand that when it comes to designing our home; how we feel matters. Although we don’t have all the secrets, tips and tricks that hotels have put in place to make us check-out later and splurge on ways to treat ourselves – you can still create a luxurious sanctuary you never want to leave and will always want to show off.