If you can’t go on vacation, then go on a staycation instead! When done right, a staycation can be just as enjoyable as a destination vacation, maybe even better. A staycation is a lot cheaper, you don’t have to waste time traveling, and you avoid being stuck on crowded transportation on someone else’s time schedule. So, make the most of your staycation and treat is like a real vacation to reap the benefits so you come out of it relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world.
Add Fresh Plants
Bringing some green into your home is a great way to feel like you’re in a tropical resort. Having large tropical plants not only complements any décor, but plants also have proven health benefits of lifting spirits as well as purifying the air. Fill up any empty spaces with large leafy green plants, small container plants, or hanging planters – you’ll be amazed at how cozy and relaxing plants make your home.
Make Your Bathroom a Spa
With just a few changes, your bathroom can look like a lux resort spa. Firsts, declutter the counter and tidy up the space. Then, invest in some super soft towels, plush bath mats, and a new decorative shower curtain. Add some fragrance with fancy soaps, bath bombs, or a diffuser and top it off with a large fluffy robe and comfy slippers. For an added bonus, include fresh flowers or lovely green plant on the counter.
Create a Mini Tropical Oasis Outside
Add more greenery outside too to create your own tropical oasis. Tall plants and trees with large leaves not only make your yard look tropical, but they also provide shade and privacy. Other features to add are a water fountain or waterfall to help promote tranquility and drown out street noise and comfortable outdoor furniture so you can relax and enjoy your oasis.
Pamper Yourself with Flowers
Flowers are fragrant, fresh, beautiful, and a must for helping you relax, unwind, and de-stress. Flowers lift your spirits and make everything around a little more luxurious. Splurge on yourself and order some gorgeous flowers to place around your home, and you’ll truly feel like you’re in an expensive faraway resort.
Experience Something New
Use this time to visit a nearby museum, park, or restaurant you’ve never been to before. Or try something new like paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, or riding a horse. Just as you would plan activities for you and your family if you were a different city, so too should you do the same during your staycation.
Other Must-Have Indulgences
- Sleep in silk pajamas and revel in the comfort.
- Splurge on high-quality bed linens for a luxurious night’s sleep.
- Book a house cleaner 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 planned fun 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.
Do your staycation right, and you’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and renewed. You may even like it more than an actual vacation; after all, there’s no packing or unpacking or the feeling that you need a vacation from your vacation. Use your staycation to reconnect with family, catch up on books you’ve wanted to read, and relax.
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. Phoenix Flower Shops is here to help keep your home in gorgeous plants and flowers and to help you with your next wonderful staycation.