When you’re in need of a vacation but can’t get away turn your home into a luxury hotel. Follow these simple tips and feel like you’re on vacation while at home.
Turn Your Home Into A Luxury Hotel and Feel Like You’re On Vacation While At Home
Bust Out The Good Sheets
A vacation is not a vacation to me unless I can come back to my hotel after a long day of exploring and crawl into a nicely made bed of clean crisp white sheets. Whenever I want to feel like I’m on vacation the first thing I do is change my sheets. Invest in at least one pair of quality sheets (my favorite sheets are classic percale – luxury hotel-style cotton sheets that are cool and crisp with a matte finish).
Buy Fresh Flowers
One thing I love about staying at luxury hotels when I vacation is fresh flowers. Many of my favorite hotels (like the Langham in Pasadena or the Ritz Carlton in Santa Barbara) consider fresh flowers as part of their decor and you can typically find them throughout the hotel and even in your room. You don’t have to spend a lot on flowers to make your home feel like a high-end hotel. I find beautiful affordable flowers at Costco (I love their roses) or Trader Joe’s (I love their peonies). I’ve even tried out a fresh flower subscription service when I wanted fresh flowers more frequently and loved it.
Invest In A Good Quality Robe
People think I’m crazy but it’s not uncommon for me to book a nice hotel and spend the entire weekend in my hotel robe without ever stepping foot outside. A plush robe and slippers always make me feel like I’m on vacation. Spring for a super plush luxury bathrobe like this one or this one and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation while at home
Order Delivery From A Restaurant You’ve Never Tried
When I’m on vacation, I don’t cook…I refuse to. I like to spend this time trying new restaurants and treating myself to things I don’t eat on a regular basis. Sometimes that’s whole lobster or a really decadent dessert. With food delivery services like Postmates, GrubHub and DoorDash you have access to almost any type of food you could imagine right at your fingertips.
Test Out New Bath and Body Products
One of the first things I do when I check into a new hotel is head right to the bathroom to check out their bath products. I have found some amazing brands due to their partnerships with hotels I’ve stayed in. Everything from luxury shower gels and shampoos to silky lotions, face masks, and even bath bombs and salts. Turn your home bathroom into a high-end luxury spa by picking up a few new bath products that you use only for special occasions.
Black Out Your Room
I used to feel like the only time I got good quality sleep was when I was in a hotel. I discovered the reason why is because I sleep best in a room that is completely dark. Blackout curtains changed the way I sleep and ever since I bought some, I feel like I’m on vacation every night I crawl into bed. Although custom blackout curtains can be pricey (but totally worth it), if you’re not ready to drop that kinda cash, consider upgrading to blackout shades.
Sometimes, as much as we need a vacation, a getaway is not always possible. With these tips, you can make your home feel like you’re on vacation while at home.