Travel restrictions imposed by the current global pandemic have not just resulted in cancelled holidays. They have also had an impact on our work commutes, visiting loved ones and celebrating milestone events. Whether short or long, local or global, routine or one-off, our journeys may never be the same again.
Bad News for Holidays, Good News for Homes
While we’ve all been left to wonder about future travel plans, there has been a positive side. Many of us are now looking for ways to bring our love of the outdoors into our homes instead.
Interiors inspired by travel have always been fashionable but over the course of this year, the trend has become even more attractive. Incorporating elements of different places, experiences and the natural world is a great way to create a space that feels like it has been on a journey itself.
How to Create a Travel-Inspired Sanctuary
If achieved successfully, a travel-themed room can be a space of calm, comfort and inspiration – three of the things we’ve all been craving over the past few months. Interiors expert Irene Levine has recently written about ‘Bringing The Joys Of Travel Home‘ for the Forbes website.
In the article, she comments on the new ‘nesting instinct’ many of us have experienced as a result of lockdown, and the renewed interest in making our homes ‘livable, functional and more beautiful’.
There are plenty of quick and easy ways to add a touch of global inspiration to your home. You could create a feature display of souvenirs and photos, for example, or source furniture and finishing touches online that remind you of places you’ve visited or that interest you.
Transform your Home with an Interior Expert
With our homes more important than ever, optimising our living spaces is an investment worth making. If you’re thinking of re-designing a room, it’s well worth choosing an interior designer that offers a range of options tailored to your interests.
As a design-led company, House of Harrogate make planning and creating your dream home an enjoyable experience. We’ve already worked on some exciting projects influenced by global trends, such as our Hygge-feel living space at The Old Fire Station in York.
Originating in Denmark, the Hygge ethos is all about being cosy, comfortable and at one with nature. We’ve captured this spirit at The Old Fire Station by using natural materials and textures, including beautiful wood grains and neutral colours that feel both chic and welcoming. The building itself has been incorporated into the design, complimented by stylish furniture and contemporary lighting. It’s a space we hope homeowners will love to spend time in.
At House of Harrogate, we’ll take care of the full process for you ensuring a beautiful bespoke room designed and delivered with professionalism, quality and value. Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help you take the first steps towards achieving your travel-inspired living space.