There is nothing quite like having the opportunity to escape everyday life and getting lost in a foreign place. If you have ever fallen in love with a destination, you know that a vacation’s end is often met with melancholy. So how can you bring a piece of heaven back to your home so that you always remember that special destination?
Most travelers look to souvenirs to serve as a reminder. Often, when cheesy souvenirs are implemented in a home’s decor, which can tend to look tacky. How can you best embrace your love for travel in your home’s design scheme without overpowering the design? The key to implementing travel into your interior design without disastrous results is moderation. To help you master incorporating travel in your design, we created two simple tips. Let’s take a look!
Using Souvenirs in Decor
When traveling, try skipping the cheesy souvenir shops that only stock tacky knick-knacks. Instead, you will want to select pieces that will fit in with your home’s decor. It can be a hand-painted bowl that you can sit on your kitchen countertops or a handsewn quilt that you can throw over the couch.
When using souvenirs from foreign places in your home’s decor, you want to do so moderately. Be sure to do so with sophistication and sparingly. That means if you went to a beach destination you should avoid decking the walls in seashells or accessorizing your tabletops with bowls of shells. Instead, display seashells like artwork. Select one unique piece and display it in a way that it stands out on its own.
Simple pieces such as a scented oil from the area or pottery plates that you bought to eat dinner on every night can serve as a reminder of your travels.
Avoid Theme Decorating
As much as you may love Hawaiian colors, instead of painting the walls those bold colors and using Hawaiian inspired fabrics throughout the house, you can incorporate elements of the theme subtly. You can feature a large painting of your beloved destination.
Your mementos from your travel should not completely alter the decor of your home. Instead, it should be individual pieces that add to it and causes you to relive that feeling of being on vacation.