A vacation with your significant other is a great way to maintain that spark in your relationship. It’s a time where you can focus on each other without thinking of anything else –work, kids, chores –none of that.
When it’s time to go home, you feel well-rested, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the daily grind as a couple. But do you really have to do this every time just to keep the love alive?
You can make most days feel like a romantic getaway by incorporating a few things in your home. Try some of these tricks and you’ll be falling in love with your partner, on much less!
- Make your bathroom zen
The bathroom experience in your home doesn’t have to be any different from that of a luxury resort. A few changes to this space can instantly transform it into a spa. Start by getting rid of the clutter. Hide them in your cabinets and only display a few key elements such as a fragrant candle, a bottle of rose petals, a plant, clean towels, and a luxurious soap. Having these within your view will make you want to take a relaxing bath with your loved one (or by yourself!) every time.
- Dine al fresco
There’s just something about eating outdoors that makes food taste ten times better. You don’t have to limit yourself to fancy cafes and restaurants for that luxurious feel. Do it in your own home starting with a clear patio. Then, place some durable chairs and a table that complement your outside decor. Lastly, you’ll want to invest in a nice tray that carries all your dining essentials like food and utensils.
- Upgrade your outdoor space
There’s always something to do outside when you’re on a couple’s vacation. You can still do it at home by upgrading your outdoor space. We already talked about getting outdoor dining furniture. Next to that, you can add a hammock! Nothing says rest and relaxation like a snooze in a comfy hammock. You can take afternoon naps here, read your favorite books, or cuddle with your loved one.
If you have a green thumb, plant some foliage for that added color. Or if not, you can have it done professionally. Lastly, if you plan to spend a lot of time hanging and dining in here, it’s worth getting an outdoor stove so you can cook meals in an instant.
- Maintain your bed
There’s nothing like throwing yourself into a clean, newly made bed. It’s part of the appeal in vacation resorts. You go out for breakfast and come back to a freshly made bed. There’s no excuse for not doing this in your own bedroom. Sure, you have to do it yourself, but what’s a few minutes, if it makes you feel instantly better when you enter the room?
You can get creative with a new bed or work with your existing one. Most people opt for crisp white sheets but you can really go with whatever color here. Just be sure they match or at least complement each other. The most important thing is that the bed is made first thing in the morning.
- A welcoming entryway
Notice how most hotel lobbies are so comfortable to lounge in? You don’t mind waiting long for your room to be ready as long as you’re here. Your home’s entryway acts as a lobby and it should be as welcoming as possible. This means having a comfy bench that you can sit in so you can easily remove your shoes and hang your jacket.
There should also be a table with a catch-all for your other things like your bag, keys, and mail. Add a vase of flowers as a final touch. These little additions make it so you’ll love going home to your loved one everyday.
Which of these tips did you find the most useful? Share your thoughts in the comments below.