Home, Décor: Tips for Decorating Your Vacation Home

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

As the sunshine returns and the weather gets warmer, our thoughts begin to drift dreamily to a weekend getaway, which means only one thing—it’s time to get ready for a trip to the vacation home.

Home is where the heart is, but a vacation home is where our imagination is. Read on for tips to decorate your vacation home for the better.

Home, Décor: Easy Ways to Brighten up Any Room

Whether it’s a mountain lodge in the Poconos or a tropical cabana in Key West, there is truly nothing like a vacation home. What hotel or bed and breakfast allows its guests to completely personalize their space? Our tips for decorating your vacation homewill help you create an unforgettable vacation experience.

Color Schemes

Color is the basis of a home’s décor, so choosing a color scheme is one of the most significant decisions when decorating a vacation home. There is no right or wrong decision when it comes to choosing a color, but there are several good concepts to keep in mind when making the choice.

60-30-10 Rule

To avoid creating a space that is too busy or chaotic, interior designers utilize this rule to balance colors. Each number corresponds with the percentage of a room that should be taken up by a color.

Home, Décor: Three Questions To Ask When House Hunting

Per this rule, 60 percent of the room should be taken up by a primary color, 30 percent by a secondary color, and 10 percent by an accent color.

Warm and Cold

When we were in elementary school, we learned there are warm colors—red, orange, and yellow—and cool colors—green, blue, and purple. Incorporating both sides of the color wheel into the same scheme will create a unique look in a room.

Remember Paint Type

Remember that even if you’re hiring professionals to paint your house, you still have to choose the paint. Different types and glosses of paint will alter the paint’s color. Make sure you choose the right kind of paint for your house.

Home, Gardens: How To Turn a Yard Into a Luxury Resort

Emphasize Lighting

Vacations are all about warmth, comfort, and rejuvenation. When it comes to interior design, the best way to accomplish these goals is by emphasizing the natural light in a space. Focus on light-colored paints and furniture, as well as light, airy window trimmings. If possible, see about investing in a skylight as a luxurious addition to the living areas.  

Home, Gardens: Tips That Will Make Any Backyard Party-Ready

Go Subtle With Theme

Vacation homes can get a bad reputation for being tacky, and part of the reason for this boils down to going over-the-top with themes. Property owners often decorate beach houses with ceramic tiki heads and “Gone Fishing” signs and forest cabins with antlers. There’s nothing wrong with adhering to a theme but try to handle it more subtly. For instance, try a teal and white color scheme for a beach house and forest paintings for a cabin.

Haute Tease

  • Courier X Review – Four Stars! A Covert Film That Shocks with CIA Tactics

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Courier X, from Gravitas Ventures, presents a contemporary spy thriller built on information gathered from major catastrophic events that holds deep implicating revelations and confirms truths held in the secret places with a plausible story line, and a shocking finale.

  • Business News: High Spending Nonprofits: Charities that Offer the Most Compensation

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    When you picture a nonprofit, perhaps you think of a small charity, complete with selfless employees, minuscule wages and a fierce commitment to “the greater good.” It’s about morals over money, human decency over competitive salaries.

  • Ten Game-Changing Cocktail Trends - From Whimsical To Wild

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Mix up your spirit selections and take your soirées to an unforgettable new level this season with libations that eradicate expectations. There’s no need to hit the bar for a stellar craft cocktail, as killer concoctions are a snap to make at home!

  • Edinburgh Pocket Guide Travel Book Review – Clear, Complete, Sightseeing Made Easy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Edinburgh Pocket Guide, from Insight Guides, supplies travelers with a condensed handbook filled with stunning photos, a pullout map, and a perfect day itinerary to ensure the visit to Scotland’s capital city is packed with all that Edinburgh offers.

  • Andy Cooper and Sweden’s Easy Are Set to Drop New Albums Late January

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    For those into old school beats with a fresh sound, two artists Ugly Duckling's Andy Cooper, a hip hop/rapper in the Sugar Hill Gang style and the Swedish band Easy layered Indie Pop are bringing the funk, breaks and beats.

  • De l’intérêt de l’indiscipline

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Si le relâchement de la population à l’approche de la fin du confinement reste condamnable, il pousse aussi à s’interroger sur ce qu’attendent les Français au lendemain de la crise sanitaire. Les Français sont indisciplinés !  

  • Beltway Insider: Obama Vacations on Martha’s Vineyard; Egyptian Violence Condemned

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama interrupted his summer vacation to address the escalating violence in Egypt as deadly clashes between supporters for jailed leader Mohammad Morsi ,who are demanding his reinstatement, and the government backed military erupted.

  • Book Club Review - Fun Tale of Finding Love After Fifty Shades

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Book Club, from Paramount Pictures and June Pictures, presents the story of four successful friends, a book club and the sudden appearance of Christian Gray, who resurrects the idea of romance and risking for the sake of love.

  • Irma Muscles Harvey out of Headlines as Massive Devastation Reported in Wake; Jose Threatens Threepeat

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Hurricane Irma has muscled Houston's devastating Hurricane Harvey out of the headlines as the killer storm leaves an unbelievable display of force, strength and devastation across some of the most pristine and populated Caribbean Islands.

  • MIFF: XIV Moscow Pitching of Debutants Announces Winners (Pics)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The XIV Moscow pitching of debutants, which took place as part of the business platform of the 42nd Moscow International Film Festival, has announced the winners in an event attended by talent, executives, and contestants.

  • Extreme Cold Arrives Early for Most of the Nation

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Polar Vortex, fueled by the remnant of Super Typhoon Nuri, a bomb cyclone, is pushing deeply frigid air into the lower forty-eight as far south as Tennessee with mid-westerners experiencing some of the coldest pre-thanksgiving temperatures in recent history.

  • Western Wildfires Turn Deadly

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Three members of an elite fire squad were killed fighting a raging “hell storm” in Washington State when the vehicle in which they were traveling was overcome by flames and crashed near the town of Twisp.

  • Glee Fans Get A Final Goodbye For Beloved Character

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    “Glee” fans still reeling with sorrow from the untimely death of Cory Monteith will get the chance to say a final goodbye to the beloved character as FOX Television Studios finalizes the tribute.

  • MIFF: BRICS Film Festival Announces Winners (Pics)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Fifth Film Festival of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), which was held as part of the MIFF, has ended. The main prize was given to "Poppy Nongen" directed by Christian Olvagen of South Africa.

  • 2012: A Rocking, Rolling, High Flying Sci-fi Action Film From Roland Emmerich

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    2012, the newest sci-fi action film from special effects virtuoso Roland Emmerich, recently previewed for the World Media at AMC Theaters in Midtown Manhattan following its Los Angeles World Premiere.