1. Set aside a budget for your holiday at home
Brits often spend huge amounts on their holidays, the cost of flights, accommodation and all the added extras really adds up, but now we’re unable to do this, it’s the perfect time to take a staycation. Take this time to treat yourself, splash out on a few luxuries, services and experiences you and your family can enjoy and appreciate.
How about gorgeous silk pyjamas with a matching sleep mask, a three-course meal from a local eatery delivered to your home or that gorgeous new dining set or fabulous garden furniture you’ve always hankered after? You’re missing out on going away, so make sure you stay at home in comfort.
4. Make staycation dining as fabulous as eating out
You may not be able to eat out, but you could treat yourself by sending out for meals during your holiday at home, or buying high quality ready-to-eat delicacies from your nearest upmarket supermarket? It will feel like a special treat, could work out cheaper than eating out, and nobody will have to cook. How’s that for a win-win-win situation?
To truly set the mood, you can also update your dining space to give it a refreshed feel. If you’ve got a corner of your kitchen that’s in need of a little love, bring in a corner dining set to make the most use of your space. Alternatively, for a look that’s right on trend, consider a dining bench which will make your home resemble a hipster café, then complete the look with potted plants to diversify the space with rich foliage.
Once you’ve picked your perfect dining table, set it with beautiful crockery and cutlery, flowers and cloth napkins – worthy of a top restaurant. If you like to eat indoors, you might want to update your dining set with some luxurious new dining chairs. Or treat yourself to a sumptuously comfortable garden dining set and make an occasion of eating al fresco.
6. Have a homecation spa day or yoga retreat at home
Take a day to really unwind with everything you’d enjoy at a Spa. Face masks, bath oils, salt scrubs, hair treatments. Fill your home with relaxing music, and turn off your phone for a few hours. There are plenty of yoga and meditation or mindfulness sessions online, all you need is agreement from your family to leave you to it – or join you!
All-inclusive resorts and the best hotels often have luxurious and sometimes quite private outdoor living spaces, filled with sumptuously comfortable loungers, garden sofas and stylish tables and chairs. Recreating that luxury holiday vibe on your patio or in your garden could be almost as good as the real thing and, thanks to the wonders of modern all-weather PU rattan, garden furniture has never been more attractive, comfortable and easy to look after.