When a vacation isn’t in the plans, then do a staycation. But to do it right, it will require a small cost, but nowhere near what a destination vacation would cost. Take your staycation seriously and reap the benefits by coming out of it refreshed, renewed, and completely rejuvenated. Remember, shut off your email, reduce your time on social media, and pick up those books you’ve been meaning to read – you’re on staycation!
Add Some Greenery
Bring a bit of the outdoors into your home to create a relaxing, tropical-like atmosphere. Plants are great for their air-purifying benefits, and they match any décor. Include large plants to make a statement, small container plants, and even hanging planters. You’ll feel like you’re in a tropical resort in no time.
Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa
Clear off your counter and make way to turn your tired bathroom into something more like a spa. After tidying up, pick up some super soft, thick towels and plush bath mats. Then, put up a new shower curtain and indulge in some luxurious shampoos and soaps. Add a plant or vase of fresh flowers to your counter, a soft robe, and comfy slippers, and you’ll be ready for a spa-cation.
Transform Your Backyard into a Mini-Oasis
Invest in tall, leafy trees and plants to create your own slice of tropical paradise in your backyard. Adding more greenery will create the appearance of abundance, provide shade during the summer, as well as provide much-needed privacy that every backyard should have. If you don’t already have a pool, add some water features like a water fountain or waterfall to drown out the street noise and soothe you with the relaxing sound of moving water.
Give Yourself Flowers – Lots of Them
Just like fancy resorts and hotels that have vases of flowers everywhere, so too should your home have plenty of flowers around for your staycation. Remember, your staycation is supposed to make you feel special, make you relax, and help you reconnect with loved ones, and flowers can help do all of those things. Besides their beauty and wonderful fragrance, flowers to lift spirits and boost moods. Flowers take your staycation to another, more luxurious, level.
A Few More Perks To Make Your Staycation Perfect
- 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.
Make your staycation count and do it right! You’ll feel so much better if you do. 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. Griffins Floral Designs is here to help keep your home in gorgeous plants and flowers and to help you with your next wonderful staycation.