How to Turn Your Home Into A Post-Travel Sanctuary

Travel offers the opportunity to escape reality, to experience new things, and to learn from other cultures. It’s one of life’s best educators and broadens our horizons, so it’s important to soak in as much as possible whilst you’re away in order to enrich your life back home.

After an inspiring trip abroad you can return home a little deflated. Back to the reality of your everyday life and the bland interior of your city apartment or suburb home. However, there are ways to ensure your home is a post-travel sanctuary rather than a depressing return to reality.

Here are some suggestions:

Update your interiors

Staying in luxurious hotels is always an enjoyable experience, but nothing says “comfort” like translating luxury style into your own home. As such, choose soothing wall colours or update a room with a feature wall. Pay attention to small details and spruce up any areas that feel cluttered with clever storage solutions.

Create a sense of cosy comfort in your bedroom

Your bedroom is probably one of the first rooms you’ll spend time in on your return so ensure your bed linen is clean and the room is tidy on your departure.

Depending on how long you’ve had your bed, pre-vacation could be a great time to invest in a new mattress that suits your somatic preferences. Add more inexpensive but stylish pillows and an extra blanket to make your bed look as inviting as possible.

Fill your space with travel memories

Whether you choose to style fabrics and furnishings that you’ve picked up on your trips or fill your walls with photographs of good times in far-flung places, incorporating travel keepsakes into your interior will lift your mood whenever you return home.

If you’re going for an eclectic look keep in mind that less is more when it comes to collating pieces with different design influences.

Use nature to add a sense of the serene

Studies have shown that indoor plants help to boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. A space filled with vibrant cactus, hanging plants, flowers, and succulents can also help reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds.

Plants also purify the air in indoor spaces by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen.

Choose fragrances and music that lift your space

Interior design stretches beyond the senses of touch and sight to hearing and smell also, so think about how to make your home smell and sound appealing too.

You could set up an oil diffuser with your favourite relaxing scent and ut together some relaxing plalists that remind you of certain trips or periods in your life that bring you joy. Anything that helps you to zone out of the outside world and maximise your enjoyment of your own space can totally change the way you enjoy being at home.

Choose to conceal electronics

If you have space in your home store electronic items like TVs and portable devices behind cabinet doors where possible as it will do wonders for your psyche. Instead of making the television a focal point in your living space make it a place where you can switch off and invest in time for self-care.

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