How to make your at-home holiday special!

With so many of us staying closer to home this summer, we’ve found some great ways to make your staycation a little different from the everyday, stay-at-home and do-nothing kind of days. You don’t need to be jetting off somewhere exotic to have some holiday fun!

Bring the hotel home

Why not make a luxe space to enjoy this year? Whether it’s your bedroom or living area, create a peaceful sanctuary where you can switch off from the day and completely relax. Even if you’re not heading away on a break, it’s important to take time off from work and you can still make staying home a blissful escape.

So if you’ve got a couple of days off, prepare with a bedroom makeover. Our stunning range of bedding and décor means you can create a space that will rival a boutique hotel. Update your bed with this contemporary Dappled Dots bedding set from Cozee Home, add a sleek K by Kelly Hoppen mirror to open up the space, lay down a sumptuous shaggy rug and dress your bed with a gorgeous Cozee Home throw. Or, why not hang up these gorgeous Home Reflections light strands to brighten up your room or add a touch of serenity to your space with this Buddha statue?

If your tech could do with an upgrade, then how about treating yourself to the Amazon Echo Show? Now’s the time to have a play around and enjoy it while you’re at home on holiday. Our Cook’s Essentials coffee machine is a great one to add to your kitchen, it’ll save on all those coffee runs to the local coffee shop too!

For the ultimate in chic storage, try these BundleBerry by Amanda Holden trunks or K by Kelly Hoppen ottoman – perfect for clearing away unsightly clutter and making your space a calm place to chill out in. All you need to do now is switch off your phone, close the door, aaaand relax.


Your garden oasis

Hopefully we can look forward to some good weather in the coming months so you can use your garden as a welcome retreat to relax in and entertain friends during your summer break. This rattan chair is so pretty and this comfy lounger is a must for laying back with a good book and sipping your favourite tipple. Create a chic oasis with these outdoor tea-lights and stylish planter, and you’ve instantly got a space you’ll love to be in!

Eating al fresco is great fun and we’ve got a selection of products that can take your garden picnic to the next level. Sit back on this versatile Home Reflections rug (great for indoors and outdoors), throw on this fun, tartan throw and you’ve got a cosy area, add some paper plates and delicious snacks and you’re on your way to enjoying food and fun with the family – outside!

In the evenings you can make this same area a little more grown-up. Fire up the barbecue with this brilliant design from Kalorik, play some great tunes on your speaker, or sit back with a glass of something chilled, dessert and some gorgeously decorative lanterns for a little ambience. Really make your space one you can enjoy every day.

And if you’re after something a little more special for entertaining, then this glass bowl and stand is a real show-stopper! It’ll look amazing filled with ice and piled high with drinks for your guests to enjoy. This lovely serving platter set and bamboo glasses are also ideal for a garden party and will look great on your table.

Time to hit the spa

If you crave some me-time or are just missing the pampering of a spa session, why not recreate one at home? We recommend making sure you have some time and space to yourself in the evenings when the kids are asleep, or possibly after you’ve bundled everyone off on a walk.

Switch off your phone and light some delicious candles; we love this Neom set blended with aromatic essential oils, and enjoy a lavish bath with all your favourite goodies like this Molton Brown trio. Treat your skin to some all-over care with fragrant oil from Elemis and indulge in a full skincare regime with this Elemis Pro-Collagen Heroes collection or a luxe Gatineau set. It’s the perfect way to close the door to the demands of your day-to-day.

While getting away on holiday might not be possible for us all this year, we can still aim to enjoy ourselves at home. We hope we’ve inspired you, find even more in our full staycation range here.