Decorating Your Second Home? Read This!

Last updated on May 26th, 2023

A weekend home is a much-needed escape from the stresses of urban life. A pleasant and relaxing vibe is essential to let your hair down and enjoy nature at its best. However, the demands of your second home are a lot different from those of your primary home. The décor will depend on your lifestyle and the location of your home.

So, what are the decorating essentials for your vacation home? And what elements should you add for a relaxing vibe? Let’s find out.

Open-plan Spaces

Open-plan second homes are a perfect way to blend in with the surroundings. With no walls to encumber you, you can enjoy the freedom of movement and the view outside too. Sliding windows that open out into a front garden or porch are perfect as you get to enjoy the stillness of nature at its best.

Mimic the Beauty of Your Surroundings in Your Décor

Depending on your location, try to imbibe nature and its vibrancy in your décor. What better way to be one with nature than to have shades of blue and sandy beige for your décor if you have a cottage on the beach? And if you have an expanse of greenery before you, try to pick the colors of the forest in your décor. Earthy tones and moss green are some of the options. Large windows will give you a scenic view and tune you with nature.

A Hardy Flooring

A vacation home in the midst of nature is vulnerable to natural elements such as salty sea air or monsoons. Vinyl flooring isn’t the perfect choice. Opt for hardy stone floorings such as kota stone, as this material doesn’t chip or crack easily.

A Vibrant Touch Can Work Too

A second home gives you the luxury of experimenting with colors. A pop of color can enliven the space, something you need in a holiday home. This is especially true if you have young kids full of pep and energy. You can carry forward your nature theme by opting for shades like mustard or rust to add color to your green theme. Aqua blue or turquoise is perfect for a seaside getaway.

Bold Patterns Add Dimension

A play of stripes or prints can amp up the look of your home. This can be on the upholstery of your easy chair or your cushions and bed linen. Small area rugs work too, but be sure to pack them away when you leave.

Built-in Storage

Built-in storage is a perfect way to stow away your holiday paraphernalia, such as swimming or hiking gear. Your non-perishable food items will also need storage space. These handy storage facilities work well as all you need to do is lock them away for your next visit.

While you are at it, make sure you have sturdy and secure doors to keep your home safe from intruders while you are away.

Outdoor Seating

Comfortable outdoor seating is a must. You can also add an awning or deck chair to add charm to your space. Make sure the patio furniture is light, so you can store it easily when you leave.

Hired help from the nearby town can help you clean and monitor the place when you are away.

Don’t Take Your Second Home for Granted

Sure, this is your space. And when you are away from home, you want to enjoy your holiday without worrying about clutter and muddy footprints. However, to create a pleasing ambiance, it’s best to put away your baggage and clear it up before you head home. Remember, leaving the clutter behind is easy; but not so great when you come back and find the house in a mess. It’s hardly a fun way to being your holiday!

Summing Up

It’s all about the purpose of the space you decorate. A glamorous velvety look won’t work as good as a casual rustic décor in this setting. To get this look right, you may need a bit of help. But that’s what we are here for. Log in to for ideas, or contact us for standout ideas for your vacation home.