Bring Those Holiday Vibes Home
Posted April 2021
Would you like your home to feel like you’re on a permanent holiday? With international travel on pause for now, bringing a relaxed ambience into the comfort of your own abode has never been more appealing. Embrace these simple styling tips that I utilise time and time again for my interior styling clients and you too can recreate a breezy holiday vibe.
Introducing the hero of vacation style – a seamless blend of natural materials, textures and tones. These elements reflect a natural coastal landscape and provide the base colour palette. Think wicker or rattan furniture and light, weathered woods throughout the home. Adding rugs, baskets and accessories made from woven seagrass or jute are a perfect addition to any space. Incorporating dried foliage like palm leaf spears and thistles will add texture and interest.
The key to a holiday vibe is ensuring the styling is light and breezy. Sheer, billowy fabrics for curtains create movement and let much needed light into a home. Another versatile favourite of mine is linen, whether it’s thrown casually over a bed or sofa, or featured in throw cushions.
When choosing artwork for a space, there is no shortage of gorgeous photography of palms, seascapes and vacation spots to set the tone. This gives a more literal nudge to the holiday ambience you desire in your space. If you prefer to keep your holiday vibes a little more subtle, you might prefer to opt for abstract art in soft, muted, coastal hues.
A little practical and pretty styling trick is to hang your straw hats and beach totes off of some cute wall hooks – this just says relaxed living and makes wall art by simply storing and displaying your day-to-day accessories! A selection of beautiful coffee table books is another styling element that adds a laid-back touch to a living area. Pop a tropical scented candle on top to finish off the look whilst allowing your senses to take you back to your last sunny getaway.
Connecting the indoors with the outside is essential when styling. Try incorporating leafy, tropical plants in oversized pots throughout the interior or succulents and cacti to bring in those Palm Springs vibes. Display your smaller plants in pots of various shapes and sizes to create a relaxed grouping that can easily be arranged or use dramatic large plants to fill an awkward corner or void.
Natural light is also an important aspect of bringing the outdoors in and creating those calm vibes we all love and know when we’re on vacay. Incorporating mirrors of different shapes and sizes opposite or next to a window will not only look beautiful but will also increase the amount of natural light cast into a room.
I hope this inspires you to make some updates to your own space because as they say, a change is as good as a holiday!