Could changes to your home be as good as a holiday?

Bedroom - MainNo doubt a few people living in Bacchus Marsh have been experiencing a little bit of after-holiday blues over the last week, but the easiest way to feel chirpy again is to make it feel like you’re back on holidays again.

So think about what you can do around your home to make it feel like you’re back at your favourite holiday destination.

Create a cosy outdoors space – Some of the best holidays are the ones spent lounging outside with a cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other. Try creating a relaxing outdoors space in your own home by placing some cushions outside or by hanging up a hammock that you can spend a lazy afternoon in.

Indulge in new bed linen – For some reason hotel sheets always seem to feel extra clean and fresh. You can make your bedroom feel like a hotel room too by splashing out on a luxurious new set of bed sheets and covers. Right now is an ideal time to invest in bed linen as many shops are offering great discounts as part of Boxing Day/New Year sales.

Replace worn-out furniture – Your environment has a huge effect on your mood, so why not create the environment you want in your home by updating the furniture you no longer like? Worn out furniture can make your home feel old and dated and will undermine the great qualities of your house.

Make your bathroom more zen – Who doesn’t like that serene feeling you get when you visit a resort spa? Unfortunately we can’t all visit a spa everyday but we can make our bathroom feel more like one by removing clutter and adding some plants. A bathrobe hanging by the door may also help give you that spa feeling.

Discover fun activities on your doorstep – One of the reasons we have such a great time on holidays is because we are seeing new things and breaking up our regular routine, but have you ever thought about what is on offer in the local area? A lot of people take local attractions for granted but they can be just as much fun as an exotic destination. So why not use your weekends to start ticking a few local landmarks off of your bucket list?