When you think of taking a vacation, lounging at the pool under an umbrella, reading a book is where your mind takes you. You don't have to be at the pool to enjoy the sunshine and a good book. Make space on the patio for a chaise lounge with a towel and accent pillows, put on your hat and sunglasses and unwind under the sun. Hook up the hose and turn on the water to run the sprinkler when it gets too hot. Turn off the TV, leave the smartphone inside and take a few hours to enjoy the sun in your backyard.
Fishing Rods & Beach Blankets
You don't have to live near the ocean to enjoy the water. A nearby lake offers a similar escape. Most lakes also have sandy areas so beachgoers can get near the water and go for a swim when it gets too hot. If there's no beach nearby, a pier works as a lounge area or even as a fishing dock.
Perfect for staycations, card games, board games or backyard games are made for loosening up with a glass of lemonade and having a spirited challenge — physical or mental. Young or old, playing games is a basic need for human beings. According to Psych Central, for adults, among the benefits of playing games are creativity, problem solving and improving relationships. Even if you think you're participating in a guilty pleasure for the sake of a staycation, you're actually doing your mind, body and soul a lot of good.
Flip-Flops & Nail Polish
You don't have to leave your house to get a relaxing and rejuvenating spa day. With a few candles and bathroom accessories you can turn your bathroom into a lounge and delight in an evening of home beauty treatments. Paint your toenails and exfoliate your face while you have the time — and while the summer sun is still around to shine on your natural assets.
While you're thinking about turning your home into a staycation resort, shop The Lakeside Collection for indoor and outdoor decor to make your home more comfortable.