Let far away places inspire your decor

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:11 18 September 2017

Elsa chair, in luxe turquoise velvet, £1,095; footstool, £398; Adriana mirror, grey, £495; Zagora table, £279, Graham & Green

Elsa chair, in luxe turquoise velvet, £1,095; footstool, £398; Adriana mirror, grey, £495; Zagora table, £279, Graham & Green

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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.

Palm tree wall chart XL, £39, Abode LivingPalm tree wall chart XL, £39, Abode Living

“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.”

Bring that tropical feel indoors

Orabelle elephant cushion, £8; Cintia giraffe cushon, £5, B&QOrabelle elephant cushion, £8; Cintia giraffe cushon, £5, B&Q

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.”

Zebra jug, £21, MiafleurZebra jug, £21, Miafleur

Work the Caribbean theme

Sian O’Neill, head of marketing and online at Topps Tiles, says:

“Using precious memories from trips abroad provides ideal inspiration for homeowners, as they look to introduce exotic influences into their living space.

Elephant table lamp, £155, Graham & Green. PA Photo/Graham & GreenElephant table lamp, £155, Graham & Green. PA Photo/Graham & Green

“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.”

Flamingo cotton cushion, 29.95, Arbol House. PA Photo/Arbol House.Flamingo cotton cushion, 29.95, Arbol House. PA Photo/Arbol House.

Embrace the Eastern philosophy

Jenny Hurren believes an Eastern theme can be striking with its mix of extravagance and simplicity.

“Nothing says ‘holiday’ like an Eastern-style interior,” she says. “Jewel colours, indulgently sumptuous fabrics and decadent patterns are perfectly suited to the neutral background of contemporary spaces.

“You can achieve a wonderful effect by combining extravagant detailing with simple black, white and bronze pieces, for an everyday look that’s both usable and beautiful.

Banana leaves wallpaper by Mind The Gap, £150 a roll, Lime Lace. PA Photo/Lime LaceBanana leaves wallpaper by Mind The Gap, £150 a roll, Lime Lace. PA Photo/Lime Lace

“Channel the riads of Marrakesh in your own home, with statement lighting and accent cushions, for a hint of holiday all year.”

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