We all need a break to recharge our batteries. This year has been highly stressful for everyone. Therefore, many families are looking for a safe holiday where they can relax and let go of their day-to-day worries. Many Americans have intentionally postponed their summer break due to the coronavirus pandemic. In other words, we can expect a surge in interest in staycation rentals across the country.
If you have a holiday home or a summer beach house, now’s the perfect opportunity to tidy it up and prepare it for the busy season ahead. Indeed, did you know that the typical American family only uses their summer beach cottage or wood cabin sporadically throughout the year? Why not turn your property into a smart and welcoming place for your guests? This would allow you to make the most of it.
Creating timeless decor
We tend not to use our holiday homes outside of the summertime because they are not equipped for the rest of the year. Simple choices such as turning your garden summer house into a timeless and stylish mini-home can be more welcoming for you and your guests. Here are some thoughts to get you started with a decor that works all year long:
- Add winter accessories and bedding to your beach cottage;
- Insulate and add a manageable manual heating system to your wood cabin;
- Keep weatherproof equipment and tools in all places;
- Opt for a color scheme that isn’t season-driven (except for seasonal themes, but more on these later).
A beautiful curb all year round
Curb appeal is just as important as your interior style. Facade maintenance, including siding panels and essentials checks, will ensure your staycation home is welcoming throughout the year, regardless of the weather and temperature. Additionally, you want to consider the front porch and yard. Garden maintenance is an everyday job at home. When it comes to a staycation place, you need to make smart choices that will reduce your efforts. Because you have less time, you can’t afford to pick plants and flowers that require constant care. However, effective lawn maintenance with inbuilt sprinklers can keep your front yard looking green and tidy at all times. Choosing plants that will bloom at different times of the year will keep the garden looking good in winter and fall!
Keep some seasonal decorations
As mentioned above, your interior color palette needs to be stylish and timeless. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add elegant seasonal decorations to mark different events. Mini pumpkins are an ideal choice as a rustic centerpiece in fall. You can also find ceramic pumpkins that you can reuse year after year. Plaid patterns are a cute choice for bedding and table cloth during the colder months of the year. But you can switch them for flower patterns in spring and summer. As a rule of thumb, you want to change your seasonal elements four times a year – and you can use the same schedule to maintain your garden.
Making the most of your staycation home for belated holidays will help you and your family relax in fall and winter. Staycation breaks can be a lot of fun. They are good from the mind and the soul. Making your holiday house welcoming throughout the year with new decor, curb appeal, and frequent seasonal touches will create a safe retreat to recharge your batteries, even at the heart of winter.
Remember, home is where the heart is.
My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Isaiah 32:18