Holiday homes are all about relaxation. They provide an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, giving you a chance to unwind and focus on what really matters: you.
Of course, the thing about holiday homes is that we can’t enjoy their luxuries all year around. That is, unless you really want to. There are many good reasons for wanting to make your home feel more like a holiday. Holidays help us relax, so shouldn’t our homes do the same? We think so. Given how expensive it is to get away these days, and considering how much the weather is changing here in the UK, there’s a lot of holiday-esque feelings to be had.
In this post, we’ll explore some crucial steps toward transforming your everyday home into a holiday paradise. From choosing comfy garden furniture to re-imagining your surroundings, by the end of this article, you’ll be holiday ready all year round.
Transform your outdoors
Pictured: Charlbury Corner Set
Your holiday garden is where you can really inject some personality and pizzazz, giving the perfect opportunity to install that elusive outdoor kitchen you’ve always wanted.
Matter of fact, we at KETTLER stock some of the most luxurious garden furniture and outdoor accessories on the market. From our Palma Fire Pit tables to our elegant outdoor heating range, you can transform almost any garden area into an outdoor haven in no time. Couple your new-found furniture with a few sun loungers, and you’ll be well on your way to perfecting that tan in no time.
To really get that holiday home look, consider installing attractive outdoor lighting, planting shrubs and maintaining any greenery. These minor details are what ultimately helps a normal home feel like an outdoor paradise.
Get garden party ready
Some of the most memorable times on holidays come from the parties and events we venture out for. Gathering your friends and family together, heading out to the local entertainment and enjoying some great food; with some initiative, there’s nothing stopping you from recreating all the same emotions at home.
Start by setting the scene with attractive outdoor lighting for when night falls. The KALOS range is perfect for this, incorporating a variety of styles that wouldn’t go amiss in any modern holiday balcony or garden.
What do all great hotels have in common? Swimming pools, of course! Especially when the sun is beating down, there’s nothing more refreshing than jumping into a perfectly tempered outdoor pool following a day of activities. Great for both the kids and adults, having an outdoor pool setup for the summer is a sure-fire way to bring the holiday vibes in full swing.
We love this example from @thepennrenovation on Instagram. What an inviting view. If you’re not one of the few owners of a built-in pool, maybe consider picking up an inflatable one from Bestway. There’s great options for those of us that don’t necessarily need a pool all-year-round, but are in need of a break in the summertime.
While camping isn’t for everyone, you can’t deny the fun of the great outdoors. Discovering new places and experiencing a whole new way of life, it’s an activity that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetimes. If you’re not quite ready to go headfirst into camping in the wild, holding an overnight camp-out in your garden is a good place to start. You can use it to get used to all the sounds of outdoors through the night, while having fun telling ghost stories before cuddling up for warmth.
You can really create that campfire lifestyle with our fire pit tables. Not only are they great to look at, but they give off the perfect amount of warmth to keep you comfy all night long.
Going al-fresco is a natural part of being on holiday. From enjoying your all-you-can-eat buffet to winding down in the evening with a glass of wine, all of it is made instantly better while having local sceneries and luscious blue skies for company. Of course, these luxuries aren’t just for your holidays. Break out the barbecue and get grilling for the whole family to instantly transport yourself to a place of relaxation.
With an outdoor kitchen, dining outdoors becomes a whole lot easier. Not only do you have all your cooking essentials near by, but your drinks can be kept as ice cold temperatures thanks to build-in fridges so you’re never too far from a cold drink. You could even enlist the help of your little ones to act as makeshift butlers and fetch them for you. A bit of pocket money should suffice.
Spruce up indoors
Another benefit of staying in hotels is that there’s no pesky housekeeping to deal with at the end of a fun-packed day. Think of it, after a day on the beach followed by a day jam-packed with activities, you’d undoubtedly give anything to not have to come home and make the bed, right? So, in your pursuit of holiday bliss, why not be your own best friend and make a head start on that bedding earlier in the day? You’ll thank yourself for it, trust us.
This thinking-ahead approach doesn’t have to end with your bedding, by the way. Placing and lighting scented candles, bringing tropical plants indoors and cleaning as you go will give you everything you need to feel like you’re in a five star hotel in no time.
Time for an outdoor refresh?
Holiday homes are a unique kind of luxury. With the rising costs of going abroad, we can’t realistically holiday all throughout the year; but, there’s nothing stopping us from getting even just a slice of the action at home. With KETTLER, you can do exactly that.
Explore our entire range of garden furniture and outdoor heating across multiple different collections. Want a more modern look? The Larno range has you covered. However, if a more traditional setting is more your style, the Palma collection might be just what you need.