Your living space is all about expressing yourself and bringing joy. We all know that travelling creates wonderful memories, and integrating these memories into your décor can make you happy. However, the stringent restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the contagious coronavirus have virtually brought the whole world to a standstill. The lockdown period is doubly hard for those who had had numerous travel plans for the coming months, be it for work or pleasure.
We, at Berger Paints India, have put together some travel-themed home decor for those looking for a way to express their love for travel and want to stay inspired in these tough times.
We hope that these home decor ideas inspire you to show your wanderlust and infuse the flavour and feel of your travels with stuff you probably already have at home.
Bring home the traditional art of Japan
Remember making paper planes in your classroom to poke friends and have fun? It is time to relive those memories and master the art of Origami, the traditional Japanese paper folding. Switch on YouTube tutorials and make origami of your choice. There is tons of inspiration out there! All you need is some craft papers and a pair of scissors to get crafty!
For a Mediterranean state of mind
Ever dreamt of travelling to Santorini? You can make the favourite corner of your room resemble this piece of paradise with a beautiful contrasting colour palette with pops of orange and blue against a white background.
Fuel your wanderlust with vintage briefcases
Someone wise has quoted, “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”
Our homes should inspire us. It is a good idea to display decorative storage suitcases against a light white palette. You could also display upcycled trunks as a photo and souvenir board or to simply hold your indoor planters.
Celebrate your favourite Caribbean destination
Ladders give the added height and interest to a blank wall, making it come alive with character. Hang some clothes, bag and a Panama hat on it to create a travel-themed room that makes you nostalgic of a past Caribbean vacation or one that you are craving to go on.
Pay an ode to Goa
You can create a relaxed and calm seaside vibe of Goa by adorning your shelves with starfishes, shells and trinkets that you have collected from your past beach trips. You can even add a hammock to your room for the famous bohemian and laid-back vibe that Goa is known for!
Go on a virtual vacation with a travel-inspired mood board
Create an inspiring living space with a travel-themed mood board to keep the creative juices flowing. If you are working from home and the workday routine just won’t do, you can take a little escape with a colourful travel board. Get ready to build a vacation-inspired living space and every new task will feel more like an adventure!
Recreate your favourite camping memory indoors
Since the pandemic is keeping everyone indoors these days, we are certain you are day-dreaming of the days when you could take off on camping expeditions to places like Spiti Valley and McLeod Ganj. Fret not! You can set up a perfectly lovely camp right inside your home with a little bit of imagination and a sense of adventure.
Set up your campsite in the favourite corner of your room, preferably next to a window. Even if your view is a bit more urban than your favourite campsite, you will still be able to catch a glimpse of the night sky after sunset or gaze at the stars from the window!
Bring Bali to your living room
Suffering from a serious case of wanderlust? Are you day-dreaming about your stay in the Balinese guesthouse that you intended to book for your vacation? Don’t sulk! It is easy to bring Bali right into your home. Balinese interiors derive inspiration from nature. First and foremost, bring the greenery indoors to channel the serenity of Bali. Next, hang decorative pieces on the walls to add some visual texture. Don’t forget to display bamboo decor pieces because no Bali home is complete without using bamboo.
You can try your hands at creating bamboo photo frames, wind chimes, plant trellis, headboard or even a bird feeder! In fact, making a bamboo project is quite easy and affordable. With some paint, you can even add some colour to it and unleash your creativity. What works in favour of bamboo is that it is strong, lightweight and also a renewable material. Now, isn’t that wonderful?
Pamper yourself with a Thailand-like home spa
One thing on everyone’s bucket list is a spa or massage in Thailand. Since you can’t travel to Thailand anytime soon, how about bringing that Thailand-style spa at home for a mental holiday? This is something we could all use in these times of uncertainty and anxiety.
Start by setting the mood and recreating a spa atmosphere right inside your bathroom. Treat yourself to aromatic essential oils and take a relaxing shower. But be mindful of not wasting water. Create an ambiance to pamper your senses and turn your mundane shower into a tranquilising experience by playing some soothing instrumentals in the background.
Show your love for travel with Berger’s Silk Illusions
It is time to say it with Berger’s Silk Illusions. Be it the mesmerizing Cloud pattern reminiscent of the Aurora Australis in Argentina, the Whipped Cream pattern that serves as a pleasant reminder of the Trevi Fountain in Rome or the Haiku wall texture making one yearn for a wildlife safari , Berger’s Silk Illusions lets you showcase your love for travel. There are plenty of distinct wall textures and striking patterns to choose from!
Get nostalgic with road-tripping songs
An acoustic guitar may not scream wanderlust to everyone but it can to a lot of people. If you have been on many road-tripping adventures along with your guitar, it is a good idea to make it part of your home decor during these times and re-live those pleasant memories by strumming your favourite travel tunes.
That’s it, folks! Get ready to create your upgraded, travel-themed home. Work with what you have and by adding a few of these furnishings and accessories, you can pull off an enviable look and bring the world home.
Stay indoors, stay safe!