Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Designing a vacation home

If you have already invested in a vacation home, going the extra mile to furnish and decorate it will make you enjoy it even more. A stylish look and relaxing ambiance will definitely be worth every trip to your home away from home.

If you have already invested in a vacation home, going the extra mile to furnish and decorate it will make you enjoy it even more.

To achieve this, there are several considerations you should not overlook.

Room and accommodation

The first and perhaps most basic essential is knowing how many people will be staying at your vacation home at a time. This should of course include the members of your family, but you may also want to include relatives and friends in the headcount. The number of people will affect how many seats and beds there are in the house. Since you don't normally take the same number of people to your vacation home all the time, it is best to have multi-functional furniture pieces. Provide pull-out beds and extra mattresses for easy transition to accommodating more people. And pick out flexible seating options that can go in the living and dining areas.

Location and style

Considering the location of your vacation home is also a must.

Considering the location of your vacation home is also a must. If your house is near the sea, moisture may be an issue for certain finishes in your home.

Also, if you don't have a caretaker for your vacation home, it is more practical to select a low-maintenance, easy-to-clean style. After all, you wouldn't want to spend your vacation time spring cleaning your house. Avoid ornate styles that have a lot of intricate carving and detailed pieces, such as Victorian or Chinese styles.

Finally, add features that create a soothing and relaxing ambiance. Incorporate fountains and indoor plants to bring a sense of nature and the outdoors into your home. - Aislinn Kee


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