Bring Summer into Your Home Whatever the Season
The temperatures might be starting to go down, but that doesn't mean that you can't bring a touch of summer into your home. By creating an interior décor theme that is inspired by your travels and bringing more natural light into your home, you can have that summer holiday feeling all year round.
We all love the feeling of being on holiday, but there's no reason why you can't recreate the look when you're back home. There are many interior and garden décor schemes and accessories that can take inspiration from your travels. Whether it's simply a trip to a Spanish resort or you've travelled extensively in the Far East, you can still use the ideas within your own home. Throughout the outdoor space, you can also use the garden or the stainless steel and glass balustrade on a balcony to incorporate the theme further.
The Perfect Wall
You might not be able to pack up the sunsets or the exotic location when you leave your holidays, but there are ways you can give your walls a holiday glow. Some companies will supply wall art of generic holiday images that you can use for a dramatic feature wall. You can even turn your own photos into a large poster print or canvas that can then be displayed.
Stick to a Theme
Rather than just filling your rooms with lots of random souvenirs, you should think about the exact look that you want to achieve. This will enable you to create a more cohesive feel that truly signifies the location that inspired your décor. If this was stimulated by a particular destination, such as Morocco, China or France, then you need to focus your purchases on these areas. For instance, Far Eastern styles often have a handmade appeal to them that characterises their appearance. You should stick to a colour scheme that signifies the region. In this case, this would be around tones of blues and reds, with metallic and black also popular choices.
Maximise the Light
One of the easiest ways of giving your home more of a holiday glow is to draw in as much natural light as possible. Don't have the windows covered behind heavy curtains or blinds. Try to use lighter fabrics where possible, and if you want to create more privacy, look at sheer fabrics that still allow the light to shine through. If you're lucky enough to have a balcony attached to your property, French doors that open up on to a space with a stainless steel and glass balustrade will bring more light into the room. Where you need to have artificial light sources, use a number of different styles to give you flexibility in how you light up the room. As well as practical light fittings, decorative items can help to give the room a sun-kissed look.
When you've finished your new interior décor, you won't have to travel far to experience the holiday vibe, and you might never want to go away again.