Get that hotel style with these staycation ideas
It might be a while until we can safely travel overseas again, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have an amazing staycation at home.
Leave the stress of flights and finding your way in a new country and make your home feel like a holiday instead. With these staycation styling tips, you’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated in no time at all.
Make your bed (yep, really!)
One of the best things about being on holiday is the fresh bed. You know what we’re talking about: crisp, clean sheets, plump pillows and a mattress that promises a sound night’s sleep. The industry secret is to use two fitted sheets and sandwich a blanket or duvet between them. Trust us, this really works! The only thing missing is a tiny chocolate on your pillow.
Set up a home spa
Holidays are all about indulgence, so make sure to treat yourself in your staycation. Deck out your bathroom with scented candles and order some locally made luxury soaps, facial treatment masks and other pampering gifts. Sadly, the only downside is there is no masseuse included.
Let in the sun
It might not be Bali, but Australia’s balmy summers are pretty darn great. Maximise the bright and sunny weather by throwing the curtains open and letting in all that good vitamin D. White helps reflect the sun even more, so if you have a darker living room try throwing a white throw blanket or sheet over furniture.
One of our favourite parts of being on holiday is the relaxing, all-day fine dining. You may not have your own personal chef at home, but you can recreate the vibes with a few tricks. Put effort into your dining table with a big vase of flowers and clean silverware. Finish up with a bottle of sangria and a big bowl of seasonal mangoes.
Why not invest in something that will make your home feel more luxurious every day, not just on your staycation? Some covetable hotel room items include mountains of throw cushions, fluffy towels and – our personal favourite – a coffee machine. You don’t have to put it in your bedroom, but then again, why not?