From Hotel to Home Happy: How Travel Can Influence Home Design

Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 10:25AM


When you return from a vacation, you don’t have to leave your experience, souvenirs, or travel mindset at the door. In fact, the insights you gain from traveling can be used to influence the look and feel of your home!

Read on in today’s blog to see how.

Keep an eye out for unique souvenirs

Few can pass up the classic treat of souvenirs like t-shirts, snow globes, baseball caps or stuffed animals for our loved ones. But as you travel, keep an eye out for those souvenirs that might stand out from the norm—they often make the very best decor pieces!

Wall art or wind chimes from your resort gift shop make for obvious (but no less special!) choices to bring home. But even items that aren’t traditionally viewed as decor can make for great accents in your home—postcards, for example, can be framed or applied to canvas for a truly one-of-a-kind addition to any wall. Similarly, mugs traditionally meant for your morning cup of joe can be used as desktop decor or pencil holders—just be sure to pick a design that stands out and will cheer you up every time you see it!

Soak up the feel of your favorite vacation spot

You can bring home a piece of your vacation without actually packing it into your luggage. How? By bringing home the theme, colors, or spirit of your favorite resort and applying it to your home in thoughtful ways!

For example, retro-themed getaways can be carried over to your pool, sunroom, or other family space through the addition of bright colors and sixties-style accents. To mirror the feel of a luxurious seaside retreat, you can paint a space with the muted colors of the sea—sandy neutrals and mesmerizing blues, to name a few.

Create handmade keepsakes as decor

Didn’t find a souvenir you truly loved? Make one yourself! Today’s do-it-yourself culture means that there are more ways than ever to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind additions to your home by hand. A handmade shadow box, for example, is the perfect way to display keepsakes from your vacation like tickets or even travel brochures. The photos you took of your getaway can be framed and affixed to your walls for a personal decorative touch—but for a unique twist, try having them turned into coasters, pillows, or other fun mementos!

Whether you’re a theme park traveler or have a passion for exotic destinations, your time away from home can improve the way you feel at home! We hope that these ideas help you accomplish just that.


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