Summer Essentials to Transform Your Home into a Staycation.

Summer Essentials to Transform Your Home into a Staycation.

Posted 07/18/2019

Summer is here and that means it’s time for a much-needed vacation. But you don’t have to leave town to take a break—you don’t even have to leave home.  

Instead, transform your home into a retreat that you’ll never want to leave. Not sure where to start? We can help. We’ve pulled together a list of our favorite summer essentials fit for freshening up your space and transforming your home into a vacation hotspot.


There are plenty of ways to turn your home into an oasis of greenery, even during Arizona’s blistering summer heatwaves. Freshen up your indoors with plants and multicolored flowers that thrive in climate-controlled environments. This will add vibrancy to your home’s interior and bring in a breath of fresh air. The colorful shades will make you feel as if you’re staying at a tropical resort and instantly melt away the stresses of the day.


There are many reasons pastel tones are the choice colors of the summer season. For some, the bright and playful hues remind us of warm, sunny days– taking us back to the freedom we felt during our favorite childhood summers. Sprinkle these light colors throughout your home with decorative pillows, curtains, rugs, wall art and even dishware. This will evoke that nostalgia we all crave, while making your home feel spacious and lively. Plus, the colors can give your home a resort-like essence without the resort-like price tag.


It’s easy to turn your backyard into a relaxing hideaway with just a few effortless updates. Light up the night with tiki torches, hanging lanterns or a string of white lights over your patio to give the space a tranquil glow. If you have trees or layered plants,  spotlight them with an affordable set of landscape flood lights, available at most home improvement center.


If you’re in the mood for a bigger project, consider updating your patio or porch with some mixed-material outdoor furniture that shines with bright colors. This new trend often pairs teak, wicker, cast iron and aluminum with colorful seat cushions and pillows. Complete the look with a matching textured rug.


A hammock is a great way to add additional seating to your backyard while giving you a place to unwind and slow down. In fact, research has shown that the motion of hammocks produces the same brain waves that cause babies to fall fast asleep.


No vacation is complete without a few fun things to do. Take this opportunity to stock up on a few new games and puzzles to play with the family. Catch up on your reading list with a new book. Start an indoor kitchen herb garden. Or pick up a few new arts and crafts supplies to begin (or finish) a fun new project. You’ll feel inspired and relaxed in no time.

From all of us at Maracay, stay cool this season!

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