With another bank holiday on the horizon, some people will be taking a trip to the seaside – or even jetting off abroad – to celebrate the long weekend. Although mini-breaks are fun, you don’t need to go away to make the most of the time off. In fact, ‘staycations’ are becoming increasingly popular.
A staycation allows you to enjoy home comforts and put your feet up. While it’s great to go out, it can be just as nice to kick back in a familiar environment, far from the hustle and bustle of busy beaches, heaving shopping centres or crowded restaurants.
If you’re planning a staycation of your own, then it’s important for your surroundings to be in tip top shape. Heather Evans from the Web-Blinds team has picked out a selection of stylish window dressings to suit a variety of different activities.
“No day off would be complete without a lie-in, but sometimes this is easier said than done… especially if you have a little one who wakes up with the birds! Choosing a blackout option for their bedroom – and yours – can encourage all of you to sleep for longer.
“After benefiting from a good night’s rest, why not continue relaxing? A DVD marathon is a great way to do this – simply snuggle up on the sofa and work your way through a box set. Blackout fabrics and linings also come into their own here, as they prevent glare on your television screen.
Enjoying the sun
“We never know what the unpredictable weather will bring, but if you’re blessed with a conservatory, this is the ideal place to enjoy any sunshine. And if there happens to be a heat wave, our clever Pleated blinds can help ensure that it doesn’t get uncomfortably hot.
“Finally, staying put doesn’t mean that you have to be antisocial. Invite your friends or family round for a get together; if you’re feeling up to it, you could whip up a feast for them. Adding a touch of pattern to your dining room creates an entirely new look – this fabulous Roman blind will be sure to wow your guests.”