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How to Have a 5 Star Staycation at Home

No packing required.

Forgoing a far-flung trip for a sizzling summer in your…erm, apartment? Fear not - 2020 is the year of The Great Waycation. A time to park the passport and embrace all that a staycation has to offer. From sofa-bound siestas to page-turners by the paddling pool, there’s no reason why a holiday fling with your abode can’t be just as relaxing as the real deal. Here are our top tips on how to achieve a gloriously great staycation at home.

5-Star Feeling

Is your bedroom more post-lockdown bombsight than boutique hotel hideout? Bring a little getaway grandeur to your space by treating yourself to some luxurious bedding. High thread count cotton sets will give your bed that 5 star feeling and the best news is you don’t need to break the bank for an instant upgrade. Did someone say siesta?

All Inclusive

Missing out on your usual all inclusive getaway? Make sure to amp up your wine rack and keep a fully stocked home bar so you can sip on all your favourite quarantinis. No one ever said your tastebuds couldn't travel to Manhattan or Bordeaux...

Treat Yourself, Always

One of the best aspects of being on holiday is the top class service, so be sure to adopt those same principles for your holiday at home. Roll out your finest cutlery, lay out your favourite tableware and opt for your prettiest glassware. Making a virtue of every dining experience, whether it’s an breakfast al fresco, a lavish lunch or some summer sundowners to get you in the holiday spirit.

Go Wild With Plants

If you’re trying to tart up a less-than-groomed garden but plants are in scant supply, don't panic! There are tons of affordable and fabulous faux plants now available that will turn your humble patch into a lush and leafy haven. Mix beautiful lemon trees with twinkling lanterns for a look that brings the best of Meditteranean style to your door.

Meditation Station

Out of Office alert at the ready? Then it’s time to truly disconnect and get the zen vibes flowing. A mindful meditation and yoga corner will help you go from stressed to serene. A comfortable mat, some ambient lanterns, a little foliage and some relaxing incense will take you from ‘Arghhh’ to ‘Ommm’ in no time.

Spa Time

A few days of downtime provides the perfect opportunity to pamper and polish, so don’t forget to give yourself the five star treatment. Rose petal strewn soaks, a fridge-cooled supply of face masks and some beach-wave tutorials courtesy of YouTube will have you channeling your inner getaway goddess. Who needs a spa-break anyway?!

Staycation Bingo

No holiday is complete without a memorable souvenir, and well, the same goes for your staycation. Download and print your own Staycation Bingo card and remember to tick all the boxes that apply to your vaca. From Love Islands reruns to an all inclusive fridge and online yoga, you'll wonder why you ever journeyed abroad in the first place.

Download your Staycation Bingo card here

All set on your great Waycation? Then let’s make a game of it! See how many Staycation Bingo boxes you tick, then share via Instagram tagging @WayfairUK using #TheGreatWaycation. We’ll be giving one lucky winner the chance to win £1000 of homeware, so they can turn their home into the ultimate hotel-worthy summer space. The winner will be selected at random. Ts&Cs apply.