Des­ti­na­tion decor

Be in­spired by those ex­otic, far­away places you have vis­ited to cre­ate a hol­i­day vibe all year round

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Hol­i­days may be just a mem­ory but take in­spi­ra­tion from your favourite des­ti­na­tion for your decor and you’ll en­joy that va­ca­tion vibe all year round. “Des­ti­na­tion decor is on the rise as home­own­ers seek to evoke far- flung styles that last well be­yond their trav­els,” says Sa­man­tha Par­ish, in­te­rior de­sign ac­count man­ager at bed spe­cial­ists Hyp­nos.

“What we see and ex­pe­ri­ence on our hol­i­days has an in­creas­ing in­flu­ence on our homes. Few of us can re­sist a sou­venir from our favourite or most in­ter­est­ing des­ti­na­tion – choose well and it can be the in­spi­ra­tion for a whole new look, or sim­ply add an in­stant in­ter­na­tional feel to a space.

“Soft fur­nish­ings such as bed­ding, rugs, cur­tains and throws can also change the dy­namic of your in­te­rior, trans­form­ing it into any­thing from an Asi­atic- in­spired re­treat to a Mediter­ranean get­away.” Jenny Hur­ren, founder of the eclec­tic Out There In­te­ri­ors, says: “While many of us love the idea of an out­doors lifestyle, the cli­mate in the UK can make it some­what tricky. “One way to achieve that sul­try feel­ing is by em­brac­ing the trop­i­cal in­te­ri­ors trend as it al­lows us to cre­ate our own in­te­rior par­adise that can be adapted all year round. “Big leafy palms, rus­tic honey- coloured woods and touches of black con­jure jun­gle vibes for ev­ery room of the home. Sim­ply adapt with splashes of bright, vi­brant tones for the sum­mer months, and switch in plums and navy colour­ways for an up­dated win­ter feel. “The jun­gle trend is a strong look, but sur­pris­ingly ver­sa­tile, warm­ing up the chill­i­est of UK days.” Sian O’Neill, head of mar­ket­ing and on­line at Topps Tiles, says: “Us­ing mem­o­ries from trips abroad pro­vides ideal in­spi­ra­tion for home­own­ers, as they look to in­tro­duce ex­otic in­flu­ences into their liv­ing space.

“The Caribbean vibe is par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar and can be eas­ily em­u­lated with the right colour scheme and ac­ces­sories. This trend cel­e­brates vi­brant tones – from the lush greens of is­land fo­liage to the crys­tal blues of turquoise seas, the com­bi­na­tion of th­ese colours cre­ates a space which ra­di­ates warmth and hol­i­day hap­pi­ness.

“Style- con­scious home­own­ers should also con­sider in­cor­po­rat­ing ac­cents of punchy pink – opt for hues of seashells and flamingo feath­ers for an at­ten­tion- grab­bing look.

“Once com­plete, home­own­ers will be able to im­merse them­selves in true Caribbean- style decor that lets them in­dulge in a year- round va­ca­tion from the com­fort of their own home.”

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