07/08/2015 12:05 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

17 Things You'll Need for the World's Best Staycation

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

Project via Carrie @Making Lemonade

Tutorial here.

2. An outdoor breakfast station

Project via Jeanette @Country Design Style

See how to do it here.

3. Beach decor to camouflage your home

Project via Donna @Funky Junk Interiors

Here's how to do it.

4. A water feature to keep cool (and provide background music)

Project via Shelley @Sow & Dipity

Make your own with these directions.

5. Screened in outdoor lounge areas

Project via Holly @DIY Girl Cave

Tutorial here.

6. Curtains to make sure you don't get too much sun

Project via Brooke @Artistic Endeavors 101

Directions here.

7. A constant supply of fresh flowers (to keep up the hotel illusion)

Project via Susan @Love of Home

Here's how to style them.

8. Reading material close by (no matter where you're lounging)

Project via Susan @Living Rich on Less

Make sure to keep books close with this idea.

9. A lounge on the lawn

Project via Mary Beth @Cupcakes and Crinoline

Set one up like this.

10. A hammock. 'Nuff said

Project via Tami @Curb Alert!

Here's some inspiration for your own.

11. A beachy oasis corner

Project via Sarah @Home-ology

Tutorial here.

12. An indoor tent, because where else will you do your camping?

Project via Heather @The Heathered Nest

Here's how to do it.

13. Candles everywhere

Project via Megan @What Megan Makes

Get this look.

14. An outdoor dining area to entertain staycation guests

Project via Kathe @Kathe with an E

Set yours up like this.

15. Bright beach chairs to doze poolside

Project via Lisa @Concord Cottage

Tutorial here.

16. A garden to watch grow

Project via Crystal @Hello Creative Family

Directions here.

17. And a clean, luxurious bed available for naps at all hours of the day

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!