Everyone loves to go on vacation and get away from the stress. Sometimes it’s not possible to leave town, but if you look closely, there are spots right in your own living space that can feel like a mini-vacation. Here are some of the most peaceful retreats in your home.
A Serene Bedroom
Sure you use your bedroom to sleep, but it’s also a quiet place where you can read, write and dream. When you were a kid, your room was a hideaway. As an adult, it can still hold that same magic. Decorating a room in soothing colors, soft pillows and exquisite French country furniture is like your own private chateau.
Your Spiced-Up Kitchen
If you love to cook and create new recipes, your escape can easily be the kitchen. Trying a new recipe with interesting herbs and spices can create an aroma that transports you to a foreign land. Many would-be chefs find that their best relaxation happens when they’re creating a masterpiece in the kitchen.
Summer on the Front Porch
If you have a front porch, use it to the fullest. Spending a long summer day relaxed on your porch just watching the world go by is a day well spent. A pitcher of frosty lemonade and a good friend to keep you company make it even better.
A Favorite Chair and Book
Finding a cozy getaway from a rainy or snowy day, is no further than your favorite easy chair and a great book. Let the weather do what it will while you sit back with a warm cup of cocoa and a good page-turner. There’s always the possibility of a blissful snooze, too.
Relaxation Close at Hand
While you can’t go on vacation all the time, it’s possible to get some well-deserved respite right in your own home. It’s all in the way you look at it. Sometimes the best getaway spots are right in front of your eyes.