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Turning Airbnb Spaces into Personal Sanctuaries

Innovative Ways to Create a Homey Feel

By Kim Joseph Published 8 months ago 3 min read
Turning Airbnb Spaces into Personal Sanctuaries
Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash

If you're anything like me, when I travel to a place longer than a few days I usually prefer to stay in an Airbnb because it gives me the sense of feeling at home, away from home. I can cook my own meals when I don't always want to spend money on dining out, and it can end up being more cost-effective when traveling with a group.

Traveling, they say, is a journey of exploration and discovery. Yet, in the midst of exploring new destinations, there's often an innate desire to find a piece of comfort, a slice of familiarity when lodging in a new space. For getaways lasting a month or longer, that's where the magic of transforming your Airbnb into a personalized haven comes in. Beyond the realm of mere accommodations, the canvas is yours to paint. From buying flowers to crafting personal touches, here are some ingenious ways to cultivate a true sense of home while staying at an Airbnb.

1. Breathing Life into Your Space With Some Floral Whispers

The scent of flowers have an uncanny ability to transport us to a state of tranquility. When stepping into a new space, bringing in a touch of nature can work wonders in setting the tone. Head to the local market and pick out blooms that mirror your personality or reflect the surroundings. Place a vase of fresh flowers on the dining table or beside your bed. Not only will this addition infuse your space with vibrant colors, but it will also infuse your stay with a sense of nature's embrace.

2. Aromatherapy for the Soul

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a scent is a library of emotions. Delve into the realm of aromatherapy by bringing along a scented candle or essential oil diffuser. Choose scents that resonate with you - whether it's a hint of lavender for relaxation or a burst of citrus for revitalization. The flickering of candlelight or the delicate diffusion of fragrance can transform your space into a sensory sanctuary.

4. A Kitchen For Your Culinary Options

One of the joys of staying at an Airbnb is often the availability of a kitchen. Turn this culinary corner into an extension of your own home kitchen. Bring along a cherished cookbook or a few favorite recipes to experiment with local ingredients. The process of cooking can be a meditative exercise that grounds you in the space, while the aroma of your culinary creations will bring you comfort.

5. Harmonizing Tunes

Music has an uncanny ability to evoke emotions. Craft a personalized playlist that encapsulates your journey, from the soulful tunes that accompany your morning coffee or tea to the upbeat melodies that set the tone for evening relaxation. With a portable speaker in tow, you can curate an auditory library list that harmonizes with your mood.

6. Literary Oasis

Carry along your favorite book or current read. Whether you're immersing yourself in a mystery novel in a quaint countryside cottage or reading poetry by the window overlooking a bustling cityscape, books can be companions that make you feel right at home.

While traveling, the moments spent in your chosen Airbnb are where you will find peace. By embracing these creative ways to make yourself feel at home, you're not only creating a unique haven for yourself but also making the journey a but more memorable. So go forth, explore, and create some comfort in every Airbnb stay.

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