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If you’ve just recently settled into your new Starlight Home, taking a vacation may not be at the top of your priority list. Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to turn your new home into a personal oasis that rivals any getaway (and won’t break the bank).
Here are some creative ways to turn your new home into a space that no one could pay you to leave:
Cook a Gourmet Meal
Put those brand-new appliances to the test by crafting a gourmet meal in your kitchen. There’s no need to go out and spend money on a fancy feast when you have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal. Be adventurous and try a new recipe—cooking together is a great way to bond with your family. And don’t stop there! Turn the dinner into a full-on event with table settings and décor that fit your meal, cloth napkins, and music to set the mood.
Spend some time beautifying your outdoors and turning it into your own version of the perfect outdoor entertainment space. Adding a fountain, bird feeders, a fire pit, or a hammock are just a few ways that you can craft your backyard into the tranquil sanctuary of your dreams. Gardening, which many people find relaxing on its own, is another way to add a little beauty to your new home.
Find Your Zen
You don’t have to travel to the beach or an exotic location to find your center—after all, home is where the heart is. Create a private, peaceful space for yourself in a room or corner of your home by decorating with anything that makes you feel relaxed. Create a nook where you can practice yoga or curl up with a book. It’s your space, so fill it with things that make you happy.
You’ve just made the biggest and most exciting purchase of your life to date, so instead of going out and spending more money for entertainment, think about spending time in your new Starlight Home and enjoying the personal oasis that you now own.