Imagine the last time you were relaxing on a sugar-white sand beach or hitting the slopes in the high country — how many times did you think to yourself, “I sure do wish I could stay longer”? This overarching theme rings true for many people. Going on vacation (the right way) isn’t something you just do — “unplugged” is a state of mind. If you’re longing to recreate those same euphoric feelings in your day to day life, consider designing your home to make it feel like a permanent getaway. Here’s how:

Live Wallpaper
Create a striking statement wall, by harnessing plants to it. Finish the space off with a simple artisan couch, white upholstery, and hurricane lanterns to create a comfy spot for conversation. For a complete look, be sure to select plants that would naturally be found in the same region. While you can get pretty creative with color schemes depending on your ideal destination, use billowy white or sheer curtains to elevate natural light and keep the theme consistent throughout the home.

Spa Like Bathroom 
A serene atmosphere is one of the best parts about occupying a luxury resort, but regular trips to the spa can be inconvenient and expensive. Consider floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, concrete-inspired walls, stunning turquoise tiles, and a deep soaking tub. Remove clutter with smart storage, include a few tranquil plants, and add a fresh coat of paint to create the ultimate, exotic spa bathroom.

Outdoor Additions 
What better way to get some R & R than with an afternoon snooze outdoors? As long as you have two sturdy, trees with enough space between them, you can hang a hammock and easily breeze through your reading list or just get some well-deserved shut-eye. Fire pits are another popular exterior addition and can lend space to a cozy ambiance, perfect for roasting marshmallows and singing campfire songs. If you’re up for a DIY project, click here to learn how to build your own fire pit in a weekend.

We know how hard you work, and you deserve a comfortable place to relax and rejuvenate after a long day. Use these tips as a design guide but be sure to select pieces that speak to you personally. Have you done an interior design re-haul lately? Leave a comment below and tell us how it turned out!