Staycation: Creating a Relaxing Summer Home

Staycation: Creating a Relaxing Summer Home

Just because we’ve been stuck indoors doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about our homes. By giving your interior a redesign, you can bring that summer holiday feeling into your space.

What is a Staycation Interior?

We all love that feeling of checking-in to your home away from home, whether it’s a fancy hotel or charming, rustic B&B. When we set foot in these clean, open, relaxing spaces is, for many of us, when the holiday begins.

Staycation is all about making the most of what you have at home, creating an open space where you can unwind and spend quality time with your loved ones. Unlock the potential of your interior with these inspirational home design ideas.

Discover our guide to every interior design style to inspire your next project.

Simplify your Space

Remember that feeling of stepping foot into a hotel room, with everything looking well-designed and neatly arranged? The first step to bringing the staycation feel to your home is to introduce this sense of organisation and form.

The minimalist approach works wonderfully with light summer interiors, allowing light and fresh air to flow into your rooms. Strip your interior down to its bare necessities and enjoy the feeling of calm that comes with a clean, organised but stylish interior.

Pastel colours work well in a minimalist space, and our stunning metallic lights are the perfect partner for these soft shades. Our Sleek Range starts from only £29, and are available in our three popular finishes; copper, brass and pewter.

A modern interior with white sofa and patterned cushions and Industville lighting

Sleek Edison Wall Light - Copper, £29, by Industville (Image supplied by @sailorandscout)

Time for Textures

We all enjoy spending our summer holidays in far-flung places, taking in the unique sounds and sights of a new location. Characterful abodes are often made by their eclectic combination of textures, and introducing this style to your home is the perfect way to capture some of that holiday feel.

Textures can come in all shapes and sizes, with something perfect for every interior. You can bring that summer feeling into your home with the use of plants, while rustic rugs and cushions can transport you to a far-flung destination. Our raw industrial lights are another great way of adding more texture and depth to your interior, with styles and shapes to suit every room.

A dining room with textured seating, rug and metallic lights

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Brass, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by @prettycosylife)

Re-Imagine your Bedroom

As with many rooms in the home, the bedroom has become something of a multi-purpose space over recent months. From makeshift offices to a place to escape the kids, the bedroom has been there for us, and now it’s time to treat it to a break!

The bedroom is an important place for us to switch off and unwind after a busy day, so keeping it clean and de-cluttered is vital. Maximise your storage to give your bedroom an organised, minimalist appearance. Take inspiration from holidays past and add some small feature furnishings, such as our metallic lights, to round off your calming getaway space. Our pewter lights, as seen below, are great for adding a touch of character to a calm, white interior.

A white bedroom interior with driftwood furniture and metallic wall lights by Industville

Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch - Pewter, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @simplyscandikatie)

A Change of Seating

Speaking about beds, how many of us have been using them as makeshift office seats? It’s time to change how we look at seating and introduce more purposeful spaces that bring a splash of luxury to your home. Whether it’s a simple stool or an exotic loveseat, having a dedicated space can really change how you feel about a room.

One of the trademarks of any nice hotel getaway is beautiful seating overlooking a stunning window view. Bring that holiday feel to your space by introducing a statement seat into your minimalist summer interior. Our criss-cross real leather and metal bench has a wonderful rustic feel that can work wonders in a more characterful interior.

A sunny interior with green seat and metallic light by Industville

Brooklyn Glass Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @lunaslittlehouse, @snookphotograph)

Feeling Tropical

Are you missing your annual summer getaway? Bring that exotic feel into your space and transform your home into a sun-filled paradise!

There are countless ways you can bring a sense of the tropics to your space, and you should take inspiration from your favourite getaways in the past. However, a brilliant way to introduce tropical vibes is through metallics and plants like in the image below. The dramatic combination of lights and darks, rough and smooth textures can add incredible depth and character to an otherwise simple space.

A metallic bathtub and large mirror surrounded by tropical plants

Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch - Pewter & Brass, £139, by Industville (Image supplied by @annas_attic_interiors_shop)

Blend Your Outdoor Space

Many of us have looked to make the most of our outside spaces. Establishing a connection with the outside world is great for bringing calm and relaxation into your life.

Maximising your outdoor area is about more than adding some furnishings, though. We talk about bringing the outside in, but taking your interior style into your garden or balcony can help to cultivate that holiday feel.

By using similar colours and styles in both your indoor and outdoor spaces, you’ll be able to create a coherent look that transports you to a faraway destination. Character pieces, such as our industrial-style lights, can also work wonders when it comes to projecting your interior onto your outside space.

Sustainability is also becoming a huge part of home design, as we all become more conscious of our impact on the world. All our handcrafted lights are made using natural metals, making them the sustainable choice for your interior.

We love the look of the balcony below, and how our metallic lights can add a splash of retro to a wonderfully-rustic design.

A sunny balcony with outdoor metallic lights

Bulkhead Outdoor & Bathroom Sconce Wall Light - 12 Inch - Black, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by @apairandaspare)

Transform Your Lighting

Unique lighting fixtures can really help when it comes to introducing a new style to your interior. By adding unique colours, textures and shapes, you can incorporate another element to your home, creating a more dynamic and exciting space.

Our vintage industrial lights are all handcrafted using raw materials, which helps to create truly unique lighting arrangements. We have a range of colours, from deep coppers and pewters to luxurious brass and glass shades. We also have plenty of unique styles designed to suit a range of rooms and interiors.

Share Your Inspiration

How have you transformed your home over the last few months? If you’ve added a touch of summer to your space or are looking for unique staycation interior ideas, why not check out our social media channels

We showcase inspirational interiors every day on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Want to share your design? Use the #Industville hashtag to showcase your interiors with our community!