A vacation home is a place you go to get away from the world and relax with friends and family for a few weeks out of the year. But just because you donâ€™t use this space as much as your home you live in during the rest of the year doesnâ€™t mean your vacation homeâ€™s decor should be neglected.
Decorating your vacation home is the perfect excuse to try out some decor ideas that you may be reluctant to try in your main home. And since you may not want to try out a huge new renovation that you may not like on your vacation home, here are two small DIY projects to make your vacation home more homey.
1. Odds and Ends Wall Decor
Many vacation homes have a decor style centered around the eclectic. With mismatched furniture and bright colors to give your vacation home a rustic, trendy feel, an odds and ends piece of wall decor will fit right in.
Depending on where your vacation home is locatedâ€”be it in the mountains, on a lake, or near the oceanâ€”the items you choose for your wall decor will vary. For example, a lake house featured on Country Living chose to embellish their odd and ends wall with vintage fishing gear, a moose head and license plates. These pieces are all sentimental to the homeowner, creating both a beautiful wall for guests to appreciate as well as a meaningful piece of art for the residents.
When finding pieces for your own odds and ends wall decor, look for pieces that can be tied together in one common theme but that also have significance to you. The spacing of the pieces will vary based on how large the wall is that youâ€™re trying to fill, but generally leave a few inches of space between each item.
2. Visible Storage
While the windows and natural lighting may be the â€œheart and soul of the houseâ€, according to Candace Tillotson-Miller as quoted to Elle Decor, what has even more importance is what that natural light is falling on inside your vacation home. If all your clutter and piles of possessions are being illuminated, you may be in need of a storage makeover.
Houzz.com explains that visible storage, especially storage boxes strategically placed on shelving units, have many visual and practical benefits in your vacation home. These storage containers can hold any number of items, from photos to games and even blankets or food, while also being versatile enough to match any decor or theme you have going on in the room.
To implement this project in your vacation home, simply install horizontal shelves on a wall in any number you prefer. Find or make boxes the appropriate size and then fill those boxes with items you wish to have easy access to but may not want to leave in the open for everyone to see. For a more vintage look, set the boxes on the shelf with no particular linear reasoning. If you want a more modern feel, set the boxes down in rows and columns equidistant to one another.
By trying out these two DIY projects in your vacation home, you will find that the atmosphere is improved as well as your comfortability within your space. Best of luck, and happy decorating!