Taking a momentary break from discussing kitchen and bath renovations for your everyday home, let’s take a look at how to make your vacation home your summer getaway. A vacation home is your escape from everyday living. It is a place to enjoy and unwind from daily stress. The design of your vacation home should help you achieve this feeling of “being away” without the need for hassle of home maintenance. Here’s a look at some ways you can add style to your vacation home with embarking on an entire renovation project.
Low Maintenance Vegetation
Houseplants are a great addition to any home. Not only do they make the space look more natural, but they also help to freshen up the indoor air. For your vacation home, you’ll want plants that do not require a large amount of care and
maintenance. Try adding in elements like branches in a vase or succulents that do not require daily care for the same fresh look with less hassle.
Skip the Formal Dining Areas
A vacation home is all about kicking back and relaxing. Chances are you won’t be spending much of your time at a formal dining room table. Instead, enhance your space with more room to entertain guests or to sit back and relax with a great view.
We’re not saying get rid of the dining area altogether. In fact, you may find that you have company over for dinner more often while on vacation. Instead, use the patio to design an outdoor entertaining space, or create a flow inside with an open concept that you can convert from relaxation space to entertaining space as the mood strikes.
Add the High-End Pieces
If you’ve been eyeing a particular piece of furniture or considering a design choice that may not be right for your everyday home, try using it in your vacation home. While it is usually best to keep things simple and easy on the eyes, having a few of your favorite pieces can turn a space into a real retreat. Even a few touches such as expensive sheets or a focal piece of art can transform a space into something truly special.
Use Relaxing Colors
Most designers agree that soft colors are best for a relaxing space. Pastel greens and blues, followed by grey and whites are good color palettes to use. The location of the property should also factor into the color palette. Coastal colors work well for a beach house and bolder colors for a city getaway. Just remember, what is relaxing for one person might not be the same for another. It is important to know your likes and dislikes and discuss them openly during the redesign process.
Keep Work Separate
If you have to work while at your vacation house, build a separate space to keep the office away from your relaxation. Putting the two in the same area can cause you to stress out over your to-do list. Adding clear physical boundaries can help your mind to stray from the tasks until you carve out some time to sit down at your desk.
There is something to be said for a simple design. It makes a consistent feel across the home, putting everyone at ease. When decorating a vacation home, one color palate for the entire home can work wonders in tying everything together. Stick to something simple and let all of your design elements work together. Pastel colors and neutral shades work together to take simple to the next level. By keeping things simple across the board, it will actually create a more luxurious feel for you and your guests.
Decorating your vacation home is a chance to make your space uniquely yours. Take a look at all of the options and pick what fits your tastes and the location of the property. Your guests will love coming to visit you in your fully-furnished retreat, and you’ll be counting down the days until your next visit.