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Staying put this summer? Even if you're not taking a luxurious cruise, vacationing in Greece, or spending a month at your beach house, you can get the full vaca experience right at home. All you need are a few DIY updates to turn your house into an oasis of relaxation and bliss!
07/08/2015 12:05pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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Staying put this summer? Even if you're not taking a luxurious cruise, vacationing in Greece, or spending a month at your beach house, you can get the full vaca experience right at home. All you need are a few DIY updates to turn your house into an oasis of relaxation and bliss!

1. Fairy lights for ambiance
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Project via Carrie @Making Lemonade

Tutorial here.

2. An outdoor breakfast station
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Project via Jeanette @Country Design Style

See how to do it here.

3. Beach decor to camouflage your home
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Project via Donna @Funky Junk Interiors

Here's how to do it.

4. A water feature to keep cool (and provide background music)
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Project via Shelley @Sow & Dipity

Make your own with these directions.

5. Screened in outdoor lounge areas
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Project via Holly @DIY Girl Cave

Tutorial here.

6. Curtains to make sure you don't get too much sun
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Project via Brooke @Artistic Endeavors 101

Directions here.

7. A constant supply of fresh flowers (to keep up the hotel illusion)
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Project via Susan @Love of Home

Here's how to style them.

8. Reading material close by (no matter where you're lounging)
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Project via Susan @Living Rich on Less

Make sure to keep books close with this idea.

9. A lounge on the lawn
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Project via Mary Beth @Cupcakes and Crinoline

Set one up like this.

10. A hammock. 'Nuff said
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Project via Tami @Curb Alert!

11. A beachy oasis corner
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Project via Sarah @Home-ology

Tutorial here.

12. An indoor tent, because where else will you do your camping?
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Project via Heather @The Heathered Nest

Here's how to do it.

13. Candles everywhere
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Project via Megan @What Megan Makes

14. An outdoor dining area to entertain staycation guests
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Project via Kathe @Kathe with an E

Set yours up like this.

15. Bright beach chairs to doze poolside
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Project via Lisa @Concord Cottage

Tutorial here.

16. A garden to watch grow
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Project via Crystal @Hello Creative Family

Directions here.

17. And a clean, luxurious bed available for naps at all hours of the day
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Project via Heather @The Heathered Nest

Style your bedroom like this one.

For more amazing home vacation ideas, inspirations, and how-to's, check out the staycation page on Hometalk!