Wishing you were on vacation in Bali? Longing for the tropical breezes of Hawaii? While you may not be able to travel at the moment, you can still create a tropical feel in your own home, no matter where you live. Here are some simple methods to give your space that special feel.
Indulge in Aromatherapy
The scent of a tropical island is quite different from the UK, but you can change the way your home smells by using aromatherapy. Look for a scent that captures the aroma of salt and sand, with a touch of exotic fruit and infuse your space with the invigorating smell. You may wish to try a few different aromas until you find the perfect one that reminds you of a beach.
Add Tropical Blinds
Wooden slatted blinds on the window instantly transform your space into a tropical paradise, even when it’s dreary outside. There are some other advantages to these, as well. They give you extra privacy and allow light to filter in while keeping out prying eyes. You should certainly consider installing these blinds if you want to give your home that special feeling of being on holiday.
Invest in Plants
What could be more like a tropical paradise than a room full of exotic plants? From palm trees to ferns, your home can be transformed into a luxurious jungle with just a few plants added. Try hanging some or placing them on shelves so you get more of a jungle backdrop to your space.
Remember that many exotic plants like to have a warm, moist environment, which will make your home feel even more like you’re on vacation. You can always keep the most jungle-like plants in the bathroom, where they will thrive.
Paint Your Home White
Something that many homes in the tropics have in common is their white colour. This is to help reflect the sun and keep homes cooler, but there’s no reason you can’t use that to your advantage in your home. Paint the walls white and let in the natural light through your wooden blinds.
The white is also the perfect backdrop to your art and memories hung on the wall to recall those sunny travel days. Make a point of showcasing things you’ve collected from around the world to make it feel more like a vacation.
Every day can be an adventure if you want it to be. Transform your home into a tropical paradise and you’ll find it much simpler to enjoy when you have to stay home.
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