How to Add Vacation Vibes to Your Property

How to Add Vacation Vibes to Your Property
Salt Spring Island Cabin, BC / Julian Carnrite Architect

Everybody deserves to have a cozy home they can retreat to, which is why thousands of people work hard to afford a recreational property or vacation home far away from their everyday property.

Once you’ve purchased the property of your dreams, you may then decide to inject some love into it to make it truly feel like it’s your personal oasis. If you’re struggling to make that happen, take note of these tips.

Enhance Outdoor Living

When you browse through the abundance of recreational properties for sale in BC, you may notice that most have extraordinary outdoor spaces that take advantage of the picturesque views.

Whether you’ve bought a property by a lake, a forest, or even a simple pond, put time and effort into creating an outdoor space you can relax in during the warmer seasons. Focus on furniture, lighting, comfort, and ambiance. Before long, you’ll want to spend most of your time outside in your very own slice of paradise.

How to Add Vacation Vibes to Your Property
Tsawwassen Beach House by Frits de Vries Architects, British Columbia

Purchase Recreational Equipment and Activities

If you’ve purchased a home near a tourist hotspot, such as a lake, river, or sea, it makes sense to take advantage of those attractions as much as possible. After buying your new recreational property, don’t forget to fill it with equipment and activities that can keep you and your loved ones entertained.

Canoes, paddle boats, inflatable swimming toys, and water games are just a few of the many options. If your oasis isn’t near a body of water, you can focus on more home-based activities like darts, air hockey, foosball, and even a mini putting green if you missed out on purchasing a property near a golf course.

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture
Cranley Drive, BC / Architecture Building Culture

Furnish For Fun

Your everyday home is generally one you furnish for function. Everything needs to flow nicely and be aesthetically pleasing for your days to run smoothly.

However, you can afford to get a little more creative with a holiday home, particularly when you’re trying to inject ‘vacation vibes.’ Focus on furniture that will maximize how much fun you and your loved ones can have.

For example, you might purchase bunk beds for the bedrooms to welcome as many guests as possible and set up large dining spaces for everyone to enjoy. Leaving plenty of floorspace clear for activities may also be an excellent idea.

How to Add Vacation Vibes to Your Property

Make it Homely

When you don’t spend months at a time in a vacation home, it’s often hard to make it feel as homely as your full-time property. You may be able to welcome coziness and homeliness by kitting it out with your creature comforts.

These might be blankets you love, pieces of art gifted by loved ones, rugs, or throw pillows. The more homely your vacation home is, the more comfortable each stay may be.

Coastal Style Design by Collected Interiors
Coastal Style Design by Collected Interiors

Treat Yourself

Many people like to take a break from the rules and routines of daily life when they go on vacation. Make your vacation home a property where this can happen. Stock the pantry with delicious snacks, fill the wine rack with your favorite bottles, and make your bed as comfortable as possible to allow for long lie-ins. Vacation homes are for relaxing, so don’t be afraid to do just that.

If you are in the fortunate position of being able to purchase a recreational property, you now have the exciting task of transforming it into a relaxing oasis. Any of these ideas above may be how you make your new abode as comfortable as possible.

The Sea Ranch by Architecture Building Culture
The Sea Ranch by Architecture Building Culture, British Columbia

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