Whilst most of us won’t be jetting off abroad on our dream holidays this year, our cravings for wanderlust remain stronger than ever.
Despite not being able to take to the sky, you can still quench your thirst for travel by giving your home travel inspired décor throughout, with simple touches from your trips. Discover how to add styles from around the world into your home with our travel inspired design ideas.
Whether it’s the soft orange of the Mediterranean, the unspoilt blue sky when lying on a beach somewhere remote or the subtle neutral tones of Paris, Berlin, and Lisbon, colour plays a huge role in travelling.
The colours we see abroad should influence our abodes. Bring some of that colour to your home with a statement wall or in your furniture with a bright couch, chair or curtains. For an eccentric travel vibe, follow our top tips on introducing bold colours to your décor in our latest style series feature.
You can also accentuate your spaces with items like throws, pillows and vases to add subtle pops of travel-inspired shades to your home.
Explore textures and layers
One of the best bits about being abroad is exploring the local markets, shops and bazaars and seeing the different fabrics and textures used in clothing, blankets and more. But introducing these textures and materials to your home needn’t be a chore.
Hanging Portuguese-inspired wall lanterns and sconces will cast your mind back to the Algarve, whilst this Terrazzo table lamp from John Lewis can add Canary Island vibes to a room. For a touch of authentic South East Asia, introduce rattan to your spaces – this bedframe from MADE.com is perfect for your boudoir, whilst this Natoma Garden Set brings that travel-inspired touch to your garden. A hanging rattan chair also helps create a scene which wouldn’t be out of place in the tranquil retreats of Laos or Cambodia.
If you’re feeling really adventurous, an indoor hanging rope chair or hammock gives the feeling of relaxing at the beach, whatever the weather outside.
The scents of adventure
Sometimes a certain smell can spark the memory of your favourite trip. Some scents in particular can bring memories flooding back.
There is nothing quite like the smell of a city in the summer and if you’re dreaming of days exploring New York, Dubai, Vancouver or Tokyo, Aroma Tech has a special collection of city-inspired scents.
Meanwhile, Homesick will have you back in the Florida or California sunshine with its range of candles which are themed around different stateside locations. For the scents of a sunset hike, try the Golden Hour candle from P.F Candle Co which brings a mellow, dry, and tranquil fragrance.
Make it personal but keep it simple
Prints and pictures are a fantastic way of adding personal touches of your travels and can be easily introduced to create a travel inspired interior. To show off where you’ve been and give you goals of where to head to next, scratch maps are the perfect wall feature.
Globes can add a touch of class and look great near drinks trolley or cabinet (this one from Wayfair screams travel sophistication), whilst shadow boxes are the ideal way of displaying mementos like travel tickets, shells, postcards and whatever else you’ve collected on your trip that you’ve never wanted to throw away but don’t know where to show them off.
However you’re adding wanderlust vibes and touches of travel to your home, have a happy homecation!