5 Design Ideas to Give Your Weekend Home A Retreat Resort Vibe

Follow these 5 featured design hacks that can turn your home away from home into a relaxing vacation home. By Stephannie Reyes

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Imagine sipping your favorite cocktail while basking under the sun and enjoying the sound of crashing waves by the sea — sounds like a dream, right? Taking occasional vacations can do wonders to refresh our busy minds and recharge our psychic batteries.

Let’s say you don’t have the time to make that getaway happen, or you have too many urgent matters to take care of back home.

No problem — instead of going on vacation, take the vacation home with you! We’ve compiled a number of tips that could help turn even condos in BGC or Quezon City into your dream destination.

1. Bring the outdoors inside your home.

Incorporate natural materials such as wood, bamboo, and stone into your design; this will instantly make a space feel warm, and will definitely bring a tropical vibe to your home. Use these materials on various fixtures and combine them with white and neutral hues to create a tranquil environment that feels very calm and relaxing.

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In addition to these, using outdoor furniture such as hanging chairs or bamboo day beds will make your space less boring and more welcoming for you and your guests.

2. Add different types of foliage indoors.

Aside from cleaning and refreshing the air inside your home, plants significantly contribute to making your space feel like a tropical paradise. Large leafy floor plants such as potted palms and snake plants instantly add texture while creating a relaxing environment.

3. Experiment with different types of lighting.

How light fills a room can make or break the mood that you’re going for. Whether you use natural or artificial light, you must ensure that the lighting is soft in order to avoid eye fatigue.

Maximize the natural light coming in from doors and windows during the daytime. After sunset, you can layer a number of light fixtures that complement each other well and are easy to adjust, depending on individual preferences.

4. Invest in high-quality beddings.

Vacations are meant to recharge and rejuvenate your body’s depleted energy, and there’s no better way to achieve this than having a good night’s rest. Upgrading your bed by adding luxurious, hotel-class duvet and pillows may be the simplest way to import the resort effect into your home.

Aside from having crisp, clean, and cool sheets with high thread count, adding a feather mattress topper with a cozy down comforter and fluffy pillows on your bed is a surefire way to ensure five-star comfort in the bedroom.

5. Recreate a spa bathroom.

In addition to their bedrooms, luxury resorts also take pride in their bathrooms that can surely provide the utmost comfort. You can recreate this by investing in a bathtub or installing a rain shower head.

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Adding scented candles or oil diffuser with hints of lavender, chamomile or even fresh flowers are a nice touch that will also allow you to create a signature scent for your bathroom.

Turning your weekend home into your own tropical sanctuary should not break the bank. With a bit of creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination, you can now turn your fantasy of a home-away-from-home into well, a home.

Find your own paradise, check out Avida Land properties in nearby Tagaytay, NUVALI, and Batangas.