How to Take a Staycation

It’s that time of year again! The weather is getting warmer, the days are longer, and everyone is enjoying the fresh air! Everyone is also revving up and getting excited about their upcoming vacation plans! However, if you need some time off to rejuvenate, you could always take a staycation instead!

A staycation is the perfect option for those who need time to relax and get out of their usual routine, but don’t want to spend the cash on another luxury getaway. If you’re able to take time off from work, a staycation is a great option to sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home! Also, make sure to spread out when you take your vacation and staycation! You don’t want to take them too close together so you can enjoy both throughout the year! Here are some tips to take the perfect staycation!

Make a Loose Plan
When you plan on taking a staycation, you’ll want to make a loose plan of what you want to do each day. You never want to wake up and think “What now? What do I do today?” Always have a plan for your at-home getaway. However, make sure you don’t overbook yourself and end up being exhausted! Staycations are all about relaxing at home, so make plans but find a nice balance of activities and relaxation!

Don’t Do Any Housework
Vacationing means you get to sit back and relax and hardly do any work, which also applies to a staycation as well. However, when people take staycations they tend to do housework when they are supposed to be relaxing! So before you take your staycation make sure to clean the house beforehand so you don’t end up doing any housework throughout your staycation.

Go Somewhere You Haven’t Been
Have you been eyeing up a restaurant that you have been dying to try? Do you want to explore a nearby town that you’ve heard wonderful things about? Get out and actually do it! Your staycation should disrupt your usual routine, so make a list of things or places you’ve been meaning to visit and choose a few to explore during your staycation.

Get Outside
It’s best not to stay inside during your whole staycation. Try to get outside and enjoy the fresh air! If it’s winter maybe visit a local ski resort, or if its summer find a nearby hiking trail or enjoy any of your favorite outdoor activities!

Stay in Bed
Use your staycation as an excuse to stay in bed at least one time! Staying in bed is one of the best feelings. Not only is it comfortable, but it’s extremely relaxing as well! From sleeping in to devouring a recent best-selling novel, the options are endless when it comes to relaxing and staying in bed.

Binge A Series
If you’re a huge movie or TV buff, you could always binge watch a TV series or have a movie marathon during your staycation. If you’ve been dying to watch a popular series but you’ve never found the time to sit down and watch, now is the perfect time! The best part about binging a series during your staycation is that you can easily enjoy the movie or series with company as well! Invite your friends, family, or neighbors to join your on your staycation and enjoy your time off!

Vacation or staycation, both are just as fun and relaxing! No matter which one you prefer it’s always a great feeling to get out of your usual routine and enjoy some me-time. So take advantage of the warming weather and take a vacation at a luxury resort or a staycation at your own home!

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Creating a Space for Him

Everyone needs his or her own space to retreat to once in a while. You’ve heard of man caves and lady lairs, but you don’t have to default to these standard ideas to create a space for him. Instead, think about what your spouse likes and dislikes and create the perfect space for him to retreat to and relax.

Ask Him What He Wants
If you’re unsure of what to do, don’t be afraid to ask your husband or significant other what he wants. This is a surefire way to make sure you create the perfect space for him. The best part about asking what he wants is that you get him involved! However, if you don’t know where to start, you can always start with the basics to create his retreat.

Start with Color
Color plays a huge part in every room, making it the perfect place to start. Observe your surroundings to gather inspiration and choose a particular color scheme. Keep it simple, serene, and masculine. Going the monochromatic route is a great way to guarantee a well-designed space for him.

Add Layers and Textures
If you go for a simple monochromatic color scheme, you can make the room more interesting and dynamic. Whether you add texture through wallpaper or modern geometric patterns, it’s important to add all these layers to the room. You can even add texture with artwork, wood, and fabric. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with this step and makes sure to let your spouse in on the overall design.

Add Embellishments
Embellishments are like the icing on the cake. They are absolutely essential to any room design. Embellishments tie the room together and make the space. Add molding for dimension or a rustic bookcase to add character. Also, make sure the embellishments you use go with the room. Depending on your spouses’ intention for the space, the style and embellishments should go with his overall design and plan for utilizing the room.

Let Him Take Charge
You don’t have to tackle this project by yourself. Let your man take charge and give him the freedom to create his own space in the house. Depending on his personal tastes and style, he might have a specific idea in mind. This is the best way to ensure that he creates the perfect space for him and it also gives him a project to work on, which is a great way to relax and let off steam.

Bonus: Make it a Surprise
You most likely know your partner fairly well, so you know what he would want from the space you are trying to create for him. Instead of asking him what he would like, make it a surprise and create the space yourself. Not only is this a great present, but it’s the perfect way to show him you care.