None of us want our vacations to end, so why not bring a little of that holiday magic home with you?
Follow our easy tips to help you feel like every day’s a holiday...
Certain fragrances have the power to instantly whisk us away to another location – find candles that smell of sea salt to remind you of walks on the beach, or pine woods for walks through shady forests.
Recreate the flavours of your holiday at home – whether that’s by bringing home some of the local wine, cheese or oils, or buying a cookbook from one of your favourite holiday restaurants to recreate their best dishes in your own kitchen. You might also be able to find a near match for your favourite holiday recipe online.
Don’t leave your photos sitting on your phone or camera. Print them out and frame the best ones – or use create a large canvas to hang on the wall and remind you of your best holiday moments.
Take inspiration from your time away to get that look at home. Create a coastal vibe by bringing in crisp whites, sea blues and driftwood grey. Hang flowing curtains in linen or muslin and bring in pops of colour with rugs and bright cushions. When you’re on holiday, look for local pottery you can bring home – pretty olive oil bottles or patterned platters are both beautiful and useful, and will bring that holiday vibe to your dining table.
Where was your favourite spot to chill with a book? Was it a hanging egg chair on a balcony overlooking the sea? A day bed under a tree? Wherever it was, recreate it at home and give yourself somewhere to relax and dream of foreign shores....