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5 Ways To Make Your B&B Feel Like Home

Feeling comfortable in a rental space can be challenging - especially if you are staying in budget friendly accommodations.  That's why we've compiled our top 5 tips to help your home away from home feel like the perfect retreat. 

 

1. BRING YOUR FAVORITE SCENTED CANDLE

I've never met an Anthropology candle I didn't love! Get these cute and easily packable Mini Jar Candles for $12 here. This might seem like an unnecessary item, but believe me, keeping your space smelling fresh makes a HUGE difference in comfort.


2. PICK UP SOME BLOOMS

Nothing brings more life to a space than some fresh blooms (and/or greens :) )! I love to pick up a fresh arrangement from a street vendor, a small potted plant from the market, or pick my own foliage to bring into my b&b as soon as possible. Typically an inexpensive and fun way to brighten up a kitchen table, nightstand, or bathroom shelf.


3. UNPACK 

The very first thing I do after I check into my apartment is unpack.  Nothing helps me feel more organized and settled than my clothing hung up and the bag I've been lugging around stowed away out of sight.  Unpacking also helps me re-account for all of my belongings after transit and wardrobe options for the events of the trip. 


4. TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS

You never know who you might meet! Most of our "neighbors" in places we've lived abroad have become good friends - even hosting us years after meeting them abroad. At the very least, your building mates will have some good advice and knowledge of the area to help you feel confident and eager to explore your surroundings.


5. STAY IN

Give yourself the opportunity to catch up on some R&R time.  Most likely you'll be busy sightseeing, working, and going out for meals during your trip.  Try to stay in at least one night a week to relax and enjoy your space.

Travel TipsAshley Coppins