Turn Your Home into a Dream Resort: A DIY Guide to Ultimate Staycation Bliss!

  1. I love those holiday feels…..

    But once home, how quickly are they lost or forgotten, back to the day to day, normal life resumes. So I have set out to recreate some of those feelings and experiences at home, I want that all the time not just on holidays!

    What tickles your fancy….

    A cosy chair and cuppa watching the sun rise. An inspiring spot to roll out a yoga mat. A hammock to read a book or listen to a podcast. A bar area for cocktails, friends and a laugh. A family table for dinner and board games. A day bed to lie on and gaze at the stars.

    Here are some steps to create you resort holiday feel –

  • Theme and Concept:
    • Choose a specific theme or style that embodies the holiday resort feel you’re aiming for. It could be tropical, Mediterranean, beach-inspired, or any other style that resonates with a vacation vibe.
  • Landscaping and Greenery:
    • Incorporate lush greenery, tropical plants, and vibrant flowers to mimic the lush landscapes often found in resorts.
    • Consider adding palm trees, bamboo, or other exotic plants to create a tropical ambiance.
    • Use potted plants and decorative planters to bring color and life to your outdoor space.
  • Outdoor Furniture:
    • Invest in comfortable and stylish outdoor furniture. Look for lounge chairs, daybeds, hammocks, and outdoor sofas with plush cushions and pillows.
    • Choose materials like rattan, wicker, teak, or wrought iron that are commonly seen in resort settings.
  • Relaxation Zones:
    • Create distinct relaxation zones within your outdoor space. Consider a lounging area, a dining area, and perhaps a reading nook or meditation corner.
    • Hang hammocks or swinging chairs for a laid-back vibe.
  • Lighting:
    • Use outdoor lighting to set the mood during the evening. String lights, lanterns, and soft ambient lighting can create a magical atmosphere reminiscent of a resort.
    • Consider using solar-powered lights for an eco-friendly touch.
  • Colors and Textures:
    • Stick to a color palette that evokes a holiday feel, such as whites, blues, teals, vibrant and cheerful or sandy neutrals.
    • Incorporate textures like natural wood, rattan, and textiles to add depth and comfort.
  • Outdoor Kitchen and Bar:
    • If space allows, set up an outdoor kitchen, BBQ or a bar area. This can enhance the vacation experience by allowing you to prepare and enjoy meals and drinks outdoors.
  • Entertainment and Activities:
    • Integrate outdoor entertainment options such as a fire pit, outdoor speakers, or a projector screen for movie nights under the stars.