8 At-Home Escapes

The times when you most need a getaway are usually when you're dealing with daily life. After a busy day or a long work week, it helps to have a place in your own home where you can unwind. We've rounded up 8 at-home escapes from back porches to home spas. For starters, Kathleen and Alex's bedroom balcony looks like a good spot to have a glass of wine and read a book. Click below for more ideas and inspiration...

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A backyard garden can be a great place to reconnect with the outdoors. Bill and Colleen use their green sanctuary throughout the warm summer months.

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You don't have to go to a spa to enjoy the benefits of a good soak. Click here to learn how to have a spa day in your bathroom.

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Bedrooms are the retreats we retire to every night, so it helps to have one that relaxes you. For soothing bedroom ideas from AT, check out these posts: Multi-Purpose Bedroom Retreats, How To Clean the Bedroom in 10 Minutes, Bedroom Meditation Spots, and Bedroom on a Budget.

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Not sure where to escape in your own home? Check out this post to learn how other AT readers use their homes as getaways.

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We're bookworms, and nothing helps us escape better than a good read. To learn how to make a reading nook in your home, click here.

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If your outdoor escape isn't up to snuff, think about ways to work with what you've got using paint, a few key pieces, and some plants. This colorful deck was bland and boring before it got a makeover. To see the transformation, click here.

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Bringing the natural environment indoors can bring a sense of harmony to your home. Many people use plants and other natural materials to momentarily transport them to another place. For ways to bring natural textures into your home, click here.

Other ideas for at-home escapes? Let us know in the comments.

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