If you’ve decided to stay at home this year and embrace The Staycation, you may find yourself missing the sand under your toes and the warm salty feel of your skin. However we think there’s some elements of a holiday abroad that you can bring into your home décor, which will evoke the feeling of being whisked away to the tropics.
Pimp up your bathroom to enjoy a boutique hotel vibe all year round. Whether it’s a fun pineapple print wallpaper, a beautifully scented candle, the softest towels you can buy or new gold taps, some luxury additions to your bathroom will make you feel just as pampered in your own home. This stunning EauZone Shower enclosure with gold finish is from Matki.
Add a botanical vibe
Accessories with botanical prints, such as this gorgeous Verdell Rug from MY Furniture (from £289.99), will put you in mind of the tropics. This rug, with its beautiful palm print against a neutral background, is soft, warm and cosy under foot, thanks to the 100% hand tufted wool.
We know sometimes you’re looking for an umbrella to protect yourself from rain on a staycation, but there are also times when a sun umbrella will be your most favourite accessory. We love the Beach Umbrellas from Business & Pleasure. This Lauren Pink Stripe (from £289) is made from superior quality materials and will ensure you stand out from the crowd, whether on the beach or in your garden.
Bring the jungle vibe to your bedroom
Let yourself drift off to dreamland with the thoughts of the balmy tropics in your mind. This gorgeous Jalapao Washed Linen /Cotton Duvet Cover is from La Redoute (from £95 for a double). Natural rugs and rattan furniture work beautifully with this look.
Take a dip
If the weather is hot, hot, hot, cool off in this ultra stylish version of a paddling pool. Forget the cheap blue plastic that keeps needing replacing, and invest in a galvanised steel pool, which will keep you going for years. Available from UK stockist Dip Tanks (from £550 for a 4ft round Diptank).
Revive yourself outside
One of the best things about a holiday overseas in a warm climate, is the opportunity for an outdoor shower. But why not bring that same exotic vibe to your staycation? If you’re feeling adventurous you can rig up your own hose, or, if not, indulge in a bit of luxury with an outdoor shower like this one from Bloomingville
Shutter your windows
Recreate the coolly elegant interiors of a Caribbean villa by adding some white shutters to your rooms. These super-stylish Mayfair Pure White Shutters from Blinds 2Go (made to measure from £77.73) will filter the sunlight, while stopping passers-by from peering in. Made from an advanced waterproof polymer, they are suitable for any room including kitchens and bathrooms.
Cosy up around a fire pit for some stargazing and marshmallow-toasting as dusk falls. This beautifully crafted bench is curved to fit perfectly around your fire pit. Seating two to three people, it’s available from Rose & Grey (from £395).
Author: Sara Chardin