Decorating your home is a wonderful opportunity to share a little piece of yourself with your friends and family who are guests in your home. When someone steps into your home they should be able to see a little of your passion and style. Decorating a second home gives you more freedom to explore themes and dabble with creative design choices that you might not risk in your primary residence.
A vacation home should be full of the mirth and memories that you have created in your stays there. When you are decorating your second home in Colorado, take your time. Don't feel like the entire house needs to be decorated from the start. Set a goal to only add decorative elements to your vacation home that have meaning for you. Buy items as you go. Each time you visit your vacation home, pick up a decorative item as part of your adventures. Then, every time you see that particular mirror, frame, or piece of pottery, you will remember the day you spent enjoying the Colorado mountains and the joy you felt when you happened upon that particular item that would grace your walls or sit on your countertop.
As your second home shifts from sparse to fully-decorated, you will be able to reflect on all the time you have spent there and the way your life has also become more full as a result of this beautiful oasis you are creating. If you have children, let them be part of the experience by asking them to keep an eye out for fun items for your vacation home while you are out and about. Find some local stores that you love and can visit together every time you stay in your vacation home. Your children will love the tradition you build as a family and look forward to finding a home item together each trip.
Here are a few ideas to consider:
- Instead of a matching set of dishes, find a variety of coffee mugs and pottery for an eclectic collection that you can add to each time you visit.
- After doing an activity such as floating on a river, skiing or horseback riding, buy art that somehow features that activity or the setting where it took place.
- When you spot some wildlife, buy a decoration or item featuring the animal you saw.
- If you take an incredible photo, buy a frame that same day.
Frisco has a number of shops with great decorations and inspiration for your mountain retreat, including new and used furniture, antiques, framed photography, dishes and home decor. At Frisco Fun & Formal, we've got all kinds of great smaller items to furnish your home, including frames, glassware, pottery, linens, wall hangings, candles, wine stoppers and charms...and a vast selection of coffee mugs!