Finally, holidays have been given the green light but it’s not as straightforward as it once was with the ever changing list of Covid “safe” countries to visit. For many families, a foreign getaway might not be worth the risk or hassle and for others, blissful holidays will always come to an end.
But the good news is, we’re here with six ways you can incorporate your getaway vibe into your interior to delay those post-holiday (or no holiday) blues.
Here’s some things to think about:
Look for inspiration everywhere!
Whether you’ve been sunning yourself on a beach in Malta (like we have recently) or to a caravan park just down the road, inspiration can be found everywhere. Look carefully at local shop window displays; the colour combinations and materials used.
Be inspired by the natural landscapes, whether it’s the colours of the tranquil beaches or the textures within the mountains. You can then use these ideas as inspiration for your interior decor.
Bring on the blues
If summer had a colour, we're willing to bet it would be a beautiful blue - the colour of bright summer skies and sandy beaches. It's no wonder it’s been voted as one of the top summer interior design trends for 2021.
Try using richer blues as an accent wall in your living room or lighter blue linens and decor pieces paired with a white backdrop to give your space a graceful Grecian vibe. If you're a minimalist at heart, adding pops of bright cobalt blues will bring in a bit of vibrancy to your room.
Use breezy fabrics
Light, airy fabrics are usually associated with seasons when you can keep the windows open, but it's easy to keep those textures on display year-round. The easiest way to do this is with your curtains and throw blankets.
For throws, try looking for lighter materials such as linen, so they provide the warmth you need while still looking stylish, casually draped over your couch.
For curtains, fabrics such as cotton voile, flax linen or sheer silk will add that breezy feel to your home, no matter the time of year. And you can never go wrong with sheer curtains, which bring a bright airiness to a room, making it look more spacious and clutter-free.
Hunt for treasures that remind you of your time away
A holiday memento is not the same as a tacky souvenir. Instead, think of a book from a local store you devoured, a craft you picked up at the market or some stones you found on a nature walk. Perhaps you saw a rug or a mirror you liked, look for similar items in homeware or furniture stores back home.
We have a collection of unique art prints featuring iconic UK landmarks and foreign destinations. These poster prints make perfect travel souvenirs or memorabilia and can even be customised with your own destination, name and date.
Remember what inspired you to relax
What was it that made you kick back and relax during your holiday? Was it a comfortable armchair by a window or a daybed under a tree? Maybe it was simply a place to sit and enjoy the Sunday paper in peace.
Use this as inspiration to style a corner in your home using a similar piece of furniture that allows you to get back into that relaxing moment.
For kids, holidays tend to be less about relaxing and more about having fun and making friends. What better way to celebrate their summer than this ice lolly print set?
Recreate a holiday dish
Flavours and smells have the ability to evoke memories and transport you back to your holiday setting. Don’t just drool over your Instagram snaps, have a go at recreating the flavours at home.
Why not buy yourself a cookbook from one of your favourite holiday eateries or see if they share their recipes online. You could even host a themed dinner party and request guests dress in the appropriate attire - serving complimenting drinks, vino or cocktails! Cin Cin to that!