How To Create That Holiday Home Feeling

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Ever wanted to emulate that relaxed atmosphere you enjoy when staying at a holiday house? Whether you’re redecorating your own holiday home or you’re wanting to create a more relaxed feel in your own house or apartment there’s a few easy steps to help you on your way.

holiday lightingStart by brightening up spaces by letting as much natural light in. Transform rooms into bright and airy spaces by getting rid of heavy drapery and curtains and instead using softer window coverings.

For each room in the home, consider the light that you currently have. Many modern homes have downlights, and while these are great for providing an even glow of light throughout a large space, they aren’t the best for creating a relaxing atmosphere.

holiday lightsInject some personality and fun into your living areas using funky pendant lights. This Bolle light looks wonderful in kitchens and lounge rooms. To create that seaside living look, the white or timber Bolle lights are a great choice.

drum holiday lightIn the bedroom and in the lounge room you’ll also want to use lamp lighting to create a soft, relaxing atmosphere. The Taho Timber Drum Lamp Shade is perfect for matching with a range of holiday bedroom styles while keeping the colour palette light and airy.

The whole idea behind most holiday homes is to ensure total comfort for guests as well as the perfect combination between indoor and outdoor living areas to enjoy. Maximising outdoor spaces as much as possible is really important to create that holiday home feeling.

For outdoor dining areas, whether large or small, you need to have sufficient lighting for entertaining after dark. Rather than looking to traditional outdoor lighting options, why not try a cluster of weatherproof outdoor flameless candles? They look just like the real thing and won’t be damaged if you leave them out in the elements.

candle lightsCandle light emits a warm, gentle glow which automatically sets the mood for an enjoyable night spent outdoors.

Colour palettes will vary to emulate the holiday home look, depending on what sort of holiday home you’re going for. For lovers of the seaside, keeping the colours minimal with crisp white and a few different shades of blue and grey makes for a good start.

Remember, holiday homes are all about comfort, so throw rugs and loads of soft furnishings to make everything a little cosier are ideal. With a little careful planning, you can transform your home into your dream oasis, to enjoy every day of the year.

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Author: Sam

Samantha Winterland (Sam) is the owner and creator of Best Home Ideas. Having graduated from the Withehouse Institute of Design Australia, she has devoted her blog to exploring the latest innovations in interior design. Sam admits she loves everything DIY and is always ready to face a new challenge.

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