In recent years there has been an increase in demand for unique home-stays thanks to websites such as Airbnb, who have overseen 90 million home-stay reservations alone. This change in vacation accommodation has altered the way we travel. Many vacation-goers now want to feel more at home on their travels and are looking beyond the traditional hotel stay for their seasonal getaways.
If you’re considering investing in a vacation home, it can be difficult to know where to begin with styling your new space. From traditional stone cottages in the heart of England to exotic riads in Morocco, we’ve outlined our top 5 vacation home interior trends to transform your property into a home away from home…
Tropical Vacation Home Style
Tropical interiors are bright and airy with an abundance of greenery throughout.
White washed walls create the perfect backdrop for this vibrant interior style. Fresh bursts of orange and lime green are the colors of choice; however ensure you get the balance right to avoid a garishly colorful setting. Lush greenery in each room will keep the space looking fresh, and citrus fruits piled high should take centre stage in the kitchen. Complete the look with natural materials such as wicker baskets, rattan furniture and contemporary vases filled with palms.
Moroccan Vacation Home Style
Moroccan interior design is one of the most distinctive and beautiful home trends.
Characterized by bright colors and bold patterns, Moroccan design is commonly mistaken as a trend for the brave, however it can be toned down to suit a range of interior styles.
Decorative tile work is one of the simplest ways to achieve the Moroccan look. Throughout the kitchen to the bathroom, mismatched tiles in either monochrome tones or vibrant colors can instantly transform a setting; however keep the rest of the look minimal to avoid overpowering the room. In the living space, layer patterned pillows in various shades of the same color to add depth, and finish the look with lanterns, colored curtains and ornately detailed furniture.
Scandi Vacation Home Style
Scandi interior style is renowned for its pared-back simplicity.
With a focus on clean lines and an understated color palette, the key to achieving this look is to keep your vacation home clean and uncluttered. White, gray and muted colors work best here, and they pair perfectly with wooden furniture with smooth edges and natural finishes. Keep the flooring bare, either in its natural color or painted white, and finish the look with sheepskin, mohair or faux fur accessories in the form of pillows and throws.
New England Vacation Home Style
New England interior style combines a classic blue & white color scheme with coastal influences.
The key with New England style is to keep it simple. This interior trend calls for fresh, airy and open spaces with lots of natural light, think pure white walls with reclaimed timber flooring. To soften the look, introduce shades of chalky whites and creams and finish with a natural woven rug to keep within the minimalist theme. Coastal stripes are the go-to pattern for New England interiors; they work well across a range of soft furnishings from rugs, pillows and throws and perfectly offset marine-inspired accessories. Finish the look with oversized hurricanes, coastal artwork and fresh, crisp white floral displays.
Country Farmhouse Vacation Home Style
The Country Farmhouse look is authentic, homely and above all else, cozy. Most at home in a traditional English cottage, this look incorporates rustic furniture, original beams and wood burning stoves.
Keep the color scheme simple; in countryside cottages the architecture should be the main focus. Dove gray is an ideal base color throughout and perfectly complements exposed brick walls. To brighten up darker corners, introduce touches of soft red and olive green in the form of textiles, candles and pottery. Finish the look with an abundance of patterns and textures; plaid pillows in warming tones will create a cozy setting and faux fur throws placed in rustic wire baskets ensure cooler evenings are catered for.
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