With the world getting smaller it has become easier to adopt elements of style from other countries, whether it’s pared back Parisian glamour, restful Scandinavian neutrals or wild Mexican brights, it is now easier than ever to incorporate these themes into your home.
LET YOUR TRAVELS INSPIRE YOU
If you spot something on your travels that really inspires you, take photographs; you can match colours and finishes when you get home.
SET THE TONE
If you have a favourite piece of furniture or decorative object that you’ve brought back from your travels you can build a room around it. Use it to set the tone for the whole room.
If you’re creating a Scandinavian inspired bedroom, carry the theme throughout with pale painted bedside tables, dressing table and cupboards, and neutral soft furnishings.
USE EXISTING FEATURES
Take your cue from existing features in your home, for example archways or pillars will lend themselves beautifully to a Moroccan scheme, high ceilings and shutters can be transformed into a Parisian apartment.