Jun 14, 2023 | Flooring Canada
With summer 2023 in full bloom, many of us are itching to get out and explore the world. It's hard to balance work and the kids with faraway sandy beaches calling your name, but what if you could bring the resort-style home to your space? Explore these six top tips on finding ways to escape at home.
Self-care seems to be a buzzword that everyone's throwing around these days, but there's a reason so many people have latched onto this concept! Taking care of ourselves, be it our mental health, well being, or emotional health is shown to lower stress and prevent disease all while reducing anxiety.
When thinking about designing self-care spaces for your home, examine your self care routine. Do you require lots of time in the bathroom prepping your skincare? Or are you a yoga-fanatic, looking to engage in the positive benefits of exercise with an at-home studio? Either way, carve out spaces designed just for your hobbies and personal practices, whether this is through expanding your master bath into a spa-like oasis so you can continue to incorporate emotional self care into your daily life or by turning your outdoor patio into a sensory garden.
Gray Textured Carpet by Flooring America/Flooring Canada
Focus on creating a relaxing environment in spaces you'll be spending time in. Rest and relaxation start in the bedroom with sleep. Many aspects of our wellness are measured by how much sleep we get, so plan your bedroom design around creating a sanctuary that feels restful to you.
Oftentimes, the bedroom is the most luxurious part of your resort escape, offering a cozy atmosphere and a plush bed. Bring these same concepts to your bedroom at home so you can luxuriate in style. You might not realize it, but about one third of our lives are spent in the bedroom sleeping. When you look at it this way, it's worth it to invest in a quality mattress, cozy linens and pillows that provide plenty of support to ensure that we're well rested and ready to seize the day.
Another aspect of sensory escapism, high tech features can stimulate sensory illusions all while making life easier. Different types of high-tech features that can enhance sensory escapism in your home design include:
While incorporating resort-style elements might seem like a big task to take on, the reality is much more simple. Resort elements can range from small home improvements such as scattering greenery and potted plants throughout your home to big projects like installing an outdoor heated pool with gorgeous tile detailing.
Here's a list of a few easy ways to incorporate resort-style elements into your home design:
Color Wheel Retro by Daltile
Find joy in your home design by bringing in bright colours and new textures. Play with colours and light through wallpaper, flooring and décor.
Colour is key in stimulating our senses and certain colours can even influence our mood. Create a sense of tranquility in the bedroom with a soothing blue or encourage creativity in your home office with a purple accent wall.
You can expand your colourways by experimenting with different shades and textures through wall treatments, upholstery and artwork. Using texture effectively can help to bring visual dimension into your space, leading to a more eye-catching design.
Rhapsody Diagonal Porcelain by Emser Tile
As you might have noticed, many aspects of resort-style living include outdoor elements. Spending time outdoors is vital to promote health and ultimately leads to a longer life, so look for places where you can transition your space from indoor to outdoor. Maybe this means adding sliding glass doors to your workout studio to create an outdoor gym space for more exercise, or adding a seating area near the garden where you like to journal. Whatever your hobbies may be, get creative and incorporate outdoor spaces to enjoy them.
Looking for more summer design inspiration? Check out our blog to get the latest insight on design trends, flooring technology and floor care. Or maybe you're feeling inspired to begin your next project —reach out to one of our many experienced professionals here at Flooring Canada to get started!