Friday Favorites: Bring Your Vacation to Your Home

June 5, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016
Using a cube shelving unit is a great way to display vacation memories.
Using a cube shelving unit is a great way to display vacation memories.

Saying good-bye to an amazing vacation is hard, but having all the memories to look back on is one of the many benefits of travel.

After you unpack, and readjust to being home –it’s time to get set incorporating your vacation into your everyday life. Just because it’s over doesn’t mean you can’t relive those exciting moments, and smile when you think of the memories that were made.

View: Ashland® Square Glass Bottle With Clamp Lid
View: Ashland® Square Glass Bottle With Clamp Lid

Create a Display Area

One way to bring your vacation into your home is by creating a display area or feature wall. A cube shelving unit works great for holding various mementoes and pieces of décor that remind you of your travels. Display artwork, photos, or sculptures. You could also fill bottles with sand from various beaches that you stopped at. For smaller trinkets or keepsakes that are special, but too small to display, consider purchasing a few display boxes.

View: Uttermost Suvarna Gold Photo Frame
View: Uttermost Suvarna Gold Photo Frame

Incorporate Keepsakes Into Your Décor

If making a designated spot for your vacation memories and souvenirs doesn’t sound appealing to you, you might consider incorporating photos, and special keepsakes from your travels throughout your house. Choose a few things that make you smile when you see them, and work them into your décor, to bring happy memories to mind.

View: Block Island Candleholder
View: Block Island Candleholder

Decorate With a Vacation Color

If you’d like to bring your vacation home, but are hesitant to design an entire room around a vacation spot, consider using choosing a color scheme that reminds you of your favorite place. For instance, a tropical destination could inspire a blue, green, and white color pallet, while you could recreate the feel of a city getaway with charcoal, light gray, and splashes of bold, strong colors.

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