Ready, set, vacation! There's nothing like having a vacation home that you can always escape to. And as we consider our plans, the time might be right to think about the design. Decorating a vacation home is an integral part of making it special. So why not do it right?
We've rounded up eight tips for setting the style of your vacation home. Check them out and then plan your design refresh!
Lighting is a huge part of decorating a vacation home. A well-lit space can make or break the entire package. Inside, focus on even lighting and don't just rely on lamps. Look into recessed or track lighting too.
Outdoor spaces also need lighting. Adding string lights can create a very charming style. Or look for corner lights that can be mounted on porches. If you have yard space, you may also look for electric tiki torches or tall yard lamps to bring some flair.
Nothing ruins a vacation home faster than kitschy knick-knacks. Scale back on shelves and tables full of trinkets and focus on simple pieces. Invest some money into good furniture, such as a comfortable couch and bed. And don't forget that this is a vacation home. If you're only there for a couple months each year, you might not need large dressers or wardrobes.
One way to make your vacation home feel bigger and more diverse is to create multiple spaces. You can utilize dividers and curtains to create separation in open spaces. For example, you could use a divider to separate the living room from the kitchen and dining area, with different styles for each area.
Decorating a vacation home with every luxury would be great, but it's costly. Try focusing instead on a couple of your favorite touches. Some ideas include a reading nook, a towel warmer, or very soft sheets and comforters. These select investments can give you great bang for your buck.
Take these ideas and start decorating your vacation home. With a little bit of work, you can make it even better than it is now. And don't forget to share this post with your decorating buddies. You could use the help!