Most people only book accommodation for a week or two, but you’ll sometimes find yourself staying a little longer. If you’re going to be in the same accommodation for a month or so, you’ll want to make the space feel welcoming and familiar, but that can be tough when it isn’t your own.
Here are four easy ways to make it happen.
- Book a Serviced Apartment
If you’ve already booked your long-term accommodation, skip ahead to point 2. If you haven’t, take the time to consider a serviced apartment. It’s one of the best options if you’re looking to stay longer than a week or so, and that’s partly because a serviced apartment tends to feel more familiar. Furnishings and furniture will be unique, and the space will have all the amenities you’d enjoy at home.
- Bring in Some Greenery
You can’t redecorate, but you can bring in some items to make accommodation feel more your own. How about some greenery? As long as you keep it small, plants should be fine, and they help turn even short-term rentals into something that feels more like a real home. You’ll have to tend them, and they make a space seem more lived in and less artificial.
- Make a Few Home-Cooked Meals
One of the great things about serviced apartments is having a full kitchen at your disposal, so make sure you actually use it. That means more than making a round of sandwiches each day – if you want to feel at home, use the kitchen to its fullest potential by making a couple of good home-cooked meals. Nothing makes a place feel more like home than a good Sunday roast.
- Bring Smaller Keepsakes
Long-term accommodation is generally quite neutrally decorated. Don’t despair, you have the opportunity to bring in a few items of your own. Of course, you can’t bring anything too large, and you certainly won’t be able to hammer nails into the walls. But what you can do is bring a few nice items from home. Things like postcards or children’s artwork don’t take up much space, but they can make a big difference.