How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Modern Resort
There’s nothing like the feeling you get from walking into a space that just makes you feel relaxed. From the décor to the ambience, hotels and resorts around the world have mastered the art of creating a place you want to sink into and stay for days on end. By focusing on a few key elements that make up a resort-like atmosphere, here’s how to achieve that feeling of contemporary comfort in your own home.
Create a Calm Colour Palette
Transforming your home into a modern oasis begins with choosing a cool and calming colour palette. While bright and bold colours tend to be energizing, colours found in nature like tan, blue and grey help create a peaceful, tranquil space.
Bring on the Black Accents
Black is dramatic, stylish, and grounding. A must-have for your modern resort, elements of black provide contrast while giving your eyes somewhere to rest. Incorporate touches of black with a floor lamp, toss pillows or throw blankets to help create a balanced atmosphere that allows you and your favourite guests to unwind.
Opt for Oversized Art
While creating a cozy abode is all about displaying personal memories with frames and gallery walls, a resort-inspired space errs more on the minimal side when it comes to art. But that doesn’t mean you have to play small! From a large-scale painting of your dream destination to an eye-catching abstract piece, opting for one oversized art piece in your bedroom or living room creates interest without overwhelming the feel of the space.
Use Curtains to Create Airy Spaces
Changing your curtains can make any room of your home feel more light, fresh, and resort-inspired. Swapping out your dark, heavy draperies for lighter options (such as sheers) will greatly impact how you feel in the space. Plus, you create the opportunity to enjoy more blissful vacation-inspired moments in your home, from playful morning shadows to a diffused sunset glow.
Bring the Outdoors In
Finishing your resort-inspired room is a breeze with a little help from mother nature. From stoneware to rattan, completing your space with subtle touches of nature-inspired décor – such as coasters, trays, bowls and baskets – will bring the best of the outdoors in while still ensuring your space feels clean, modern and relaxing.