Old plates and potted plants give flashes and colour and textureStatement Piece We have use a vintage door panel or other architectural salvage as a statement piece in this travel-inspired interior design. It has a lovely light pink-washed finish. They are an original solid teak, the panel would have divided the inside and outside spaces of a traditional Indian courtyard house. This panel would look incredible in an outdoor design or used as a feature in your home. Create Stylish Storage You can never have enough storage space. We have stacked these old Vintage Brick Moulds on top of each other to add height and to add hidden storage underneath. If you have a small narrow space stacking small boxes, crates and chests will create extra storage space without having to find a single piece that fits exactly. The boxes are all different sizes and styles and the woods are different textures and colours. Decorate British explorers and colonialists loved to collect items from their travels. So unusual curios fit in well with decorative pieces. We've added colourful tribal art from India, Africa and Indonesia amongst tropical plants, bundles of letters and old photos. Not all the items need be old you could mix in new, handcrafted artisan items and pick your favourite travel photos and print them in black and white and add a sepia filter to give them an old look. Old books, especially travel books work well with travel inspired interiors. Vintage maps, antique cameras, travel bags and old books should be used to create finishing touches in an explorer inspired space. We have added contrasting materials: old glass bottles, a small display cabinet and antique brass padlocks. Vintage storm lamps along with the storage chests really add a feel of real outdoor travel. Flashes of colour are added with old tins, vintage cotton bedspreads from tribal villages. Lots of house plants will also break up the browns from set furniture pieces. Fabrics were inspired by botanical, animal, paisley and were made from readily available locally made cotton and linen. So long flowing light coloured cotton fabric will give a room soft filtered light. Mixing throw cushions and tropical printed bedcovers or traditional vintage covers will give an eclectic travel look. Small Explorer Displays Of course you may not want to turn a whole room into an a explorer jungalow space. Or you may want to start small. For a small space choose a small surface perhaps a side table and create a mini display on top. If you don't have floor space for an explorer's table or want to keep your displays contained then try a wall mounted cabinet or small cabinets on a mantelpiece and fill these with your explorer curios. Wall mounted cabinets come in all shapes and sizes. A natural wooden wall cabinet give a more formal look to the display, while a shabby chic cabinet will make a space look more lived in and relaxed. Their style can vary from plain and simple to ornate decorative display cabinets with carved finials and moulding and hidden pops of colour. We would love to learn how you style your Travel inspired interiors, share in the comments below.
With the summer holidays just beginning, we thought we would try and bring some travel-inspired interiors to your home. You might be inspired by intrepid travellers exploring tropical lands or simply using your own experiences of discovering quiet undiscovered and hidden parts of the British Isles. This can range from trying to create a look that is inspired, in part, by early 20th-century explorers a gentleman's club with the textures and greens of jungalow-styled interiors. At Scaramanga, we love elements of eclectic styling in our travel-inspired interiors as it's unlikely an entire house or even a room would be created in this 'World Traveller' style. It's a look that allows you to experiment and try objects out. What we love most about travel-inspired interior styling is that there are no rules! When looking to create an individual and unique home most people have old pieces they have collected over time and new acquired pieces. The trick is getting the blending right so it is harmonious. It's a theme that would work well if you love travelling and bringing back a memento from an exciting and memorable trip.