Travelogue chic Holidays may be short but the memories can last for decades. Keep them alive at home with reminders of those far-away places in displays and decor touches.
LET’S be honest, a holiday isn’t just about relaxing and getting away from it all, it also has status value. Exotic destinations – the farther flung or more unusual the better – give us instant holiday cred and most of us will have boasted about a break. But now our homes can do the talking because travelogue style is hot, whether it’s walls and accessories displaying maps, or small touches which give the impression you’re always on the move. So introduce a little wanderlust into your home – or satisfy the armchair traveller within – with a trunk full of travel treats for rooms.
Wonder wall: Be bold and paper a wall with a vintage wall map mural, from £99, from bespoke textile and wallpaper printers Digetex, 0161 873 8891/www.digetex.com)
Picture perfect: A photographic print, featuring your own photographs and personalised with your own title and captions, could be a brilliant way to display a collection of holiday memories. Personalised Polaroid album print from £80, by The Drifting Bear, from Not On The High Street, 0845 259 1359 www.notonthehighstreet.com
All packed up: Have trunk will travel! But even if you don’t go anywhere, a hand-made vintage-inspired traveller’s trunk is still decorative. From £35 to £45 from John Lewis
Lasting memories: List all your favourite places with a classic personalised destination print, from £38, by Betsy Benn, Not On The High Street, 0845 259 1359 www.notonthehighstreet.com
Armchair adventure: Lounge on a Maps cushion, showing a map of the world. £28 from John Lewis