We’re all probably dreaming of a trip to Europe or the Caribbean. Sometimes, however, travel just isn’t in the cards. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the arrival of warm weather and have fun with your family by turning your home into a staycation destination. Here at Great Western, we have compiled some of our favorite tips on how to turn your home into the perfect vacation (or staycation) destination. After all, there’s no reason staying at home has to be boring!
Plan Theme Nights
Have you ever been to a resort that has exciting family activities planned for every night of your trip? You can recreate this same resort vibe at home with theme nights. Mondays are for running through the sprinkler and playing bingo on the patio. Tuesdays are for #TacoTuesday (of course) and family karaoke. Fridays are for homemade pizza and celebrity trivia. You get the picture! Regardless of your ideas and preferences, planning theme nights will get everyone excited for your evening family staycation schedule.
Freshen Up Your Decor
Your décor can instantly bring a more relaxed, vacation-like feel into your home. Consider lightening up your color scheme with accent pillows in coastal-inspired colors like khaki and blue. Consider new area rugs from our ’ with easy online ordering and immediate shipping on gorgeous and festive styles. If you’re considering new flooring, waterproof flooring from brands like COREtec is the perfect choice to withstand spills and messes.
Create a Bucket List
While we all love to travel to exotic locations, sometimes the best kept secrets are in our own backyards. Have each member of the family research and write down spots or activities he or she would like to check out; then, place each idea into a mason jar. Pull one out of the jar every few days to try (as long as it’s safe to do so!)
Amp Up Your Outdoor Space
When planning the perfect staycation in your own home, don’t forget to dress up your outdoor space to encourage more time spent outside. We love this stylish copper fire pit from Front Gate. Accent your outdoor area with fun lights and comfortable chairs. Keep throw blankets, Citronella candles, bug spray, and s’mores ingredients all close at hand.
While you might be homebound, we hope these ideas will help you enjoy your home—and your staycation! As always, feel free to contact us for all of your flooring needs or visit us in Naperville, IL!