How to Make Your Home Feel and Look Like a Resort

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If you’re an individual who loves paying attention to home decor trends, you’ve probably noticed that the resort trend is definitely in style. Even if you peruse through YouTube videos of various content creators, you’ll see a lot of similar resort styles. If you’re not sure how to translate that beauty to your own home, there are a few key elements you can use to get started.

1. Neutral, Muted Tones

When you’re looking to curate a cohesive look for your home that’s reminiscent of a resort, think about the colors that many resorts tend to use. If you’ve never been to a resort, look at a few pictures. Pull inspiration from any spas you might’ve visited in the past. For the most part, relaxing resorts tend to have similar color schemes. 

There are many neutral, muted tones to play with. Include options like tan, cream, and light brown. You can use white as your foundational color if you’d like. Even if you take a look at the fact that most resorts are on the beach, you can use the colors you’d see at a beach. Think about the sand, the water, and the sky.

2. Greenery

Resorts provide a sense of calm and relaxation. The same concept is true about nature and plants. This is one of the reasons why indoor plants are such a big deal for many people. Indoor plants help to purify the air. They’re also known to provide therapeutic benefits. Many resorts will display stunning indoor plants and features such as vertical gardens and garden walls. 

You don’t have to create a vertical garden if you don’t want to. Furthermore, if you don’t have a green thumb, that’s okay. The key is to get the look. In this case, purchase large-scale faux plants that you can strategically place throughout your home. If you have a green thumb or you’re willing to give it a try, go for the real thing. Your home will look and feel more like a resort with this addition.

3. Features

Resorts are known for their luxurious amenities. In each room, have a few features that make the room feel posh. In the living room, you might have a really sleek chair that turns into a plush recliner with massage features. In your bathroom, you can install a steam shower and a home infrared sauna

In your bedroom, consider options like a dimmer for the lights. Find interesting furniture pieces that elevate the look of your home. Wood is a mainstay in resort decor. If you have a wooden beam that releases a drop-down screen to watch movies when you’re ready, this is a great way to maintain a sleek appeal while including classic items you want in your home.

4. Textures

Use all of your senses when you’re creating the perfect look. This includes your sense of touch. Incorporate various textures throughout your home. Start with the window features. Consider thick, heavy fabrics for the window curtains. Do your best to find floor-to-ceiling options to provide a sense of height. If they are black-out curtains, that’s even better. 

Rattan chairs are in style and provide that vacation look. Invest in good bedding and linens throughout the home. Whether it’s the blanket for naps in the living room or the rugs in various rooms, make sure everything feels luxurious and provides texture.

5. Cleanliness

Take your level of cleanliness up a few notches in order to look and feel like a resort. Remember details like the baseboards and ceiling. Make sure the air is clean by opening the windows for fresh air. Use a diffuser to disperse the natural fragrances of essential oils. Eliminate any clutter or junk mail piles that tend to easily manifest with a bit of neglect. 

Even with all of the beautiful decorations and features that can create a resort look, a messy appearance will sabotage your efforts. Each day, make sure there are a few cleaning habits you maintain before you head to bed. Some great habits include sending the vacuum robot to clean the floors each night, wiping down all surfaces, and cleaning the bathroom toilet every day. Sort through all of the mail as soon as it comes in so that you’re not collecting mounds of unnecessary paper. Once you make cleanliness a habit, it’ll be easier to create the perfect foundation for a resort-style home.

When you’re designing your home to look like a resort, always remember the old adage: less is more. When you try to cram in a ton of decorations, accessories, and pillows, you’ll add a lot of visual clutter. However, if you follow these tips and take your time, it’ll be a lot easier to create a resort-like home that’s both relaxing and inspiring to live in.

About The Author: Amy Sloane is an alum from Oregon State University and spends her free time as a freelance writer and knitting enthusiast. Amy loves reading, cooking, and spending time with her dog, Molly. 
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