Transport Any Room On A Journey With Travel Inspired Interiors
Travel is the perfect choice of theme to style any room in your house, a global or travel theme will add a sense of adventure to any room. If it is style and sophistication youre after then travel based decorating ideas can give your living space an exotic or International theme.
Whether youre a frequent flier or an armchair adventurer, a travel theme in your home provides a wealth of inspiration that will turn a bland uninspired space into a fun and focused place that will not only remind your of past journeys but will also inspire future jaunts. What better way to display your valuable treasures from far-off shores.
A fabulous vintage piece inspired from World War 1 is luggage that doubles up as a table, chest of drawers and other items of furniture. These items of luggage are hard-wearing, sturdy and leather-bound giving a truly vintage feel to your room.
Why not be seduced by the glamour and romance of travel from the 1920s and 1930s, it conjures up an image of high-style travel on the orient express and transatlantic liners. Search out home accessories with a sensuous en voyage appeal.
Youre theme could simply be about forms of travel, celebrating all things on wheels or rudders and propellers. Artwork, textiles and accessories can reflect any mode by which we could travel. Fantastic objects have been designed such as tables made from small cars or sofas adapted from rowing boats. Items in connection with the London transport system also add that cosmopolitan feel as do maps or road signs.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to adding artefacts to your home in the quest for travel inspired interiors. Find some old globes from markets and antique stores, they make wonderful centrepieces. Vintage postcards can be framed and used to decorate a wall; old maps also make for unique wall art. There are simple ways to capture the restorative effects of travel at home; you can transform some holiday snaps into creative artwork or even have fabric for cushions printed from them.
Another great idea is to style your room to reflect your favourite destination, for example African Safari decorate your surroundings with unique textures, patterns and colours encouraging harmony with the free-roaming elephants and hippos playing in shallow water or lions lounging in the sun. The African Safari theme conveys a mood which is extremely attractive with abstract and organic works of art mixed with rugged timber furnishings.
by: Alan Trotter