Styling tips for your Holiday Home

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Here are some tips to use when styling your holiday home:

Let your surroundings inspire you.

Take a walk and absorb the colours, textures and feel of your environment. Incorporate those elements you love in to your holiday home design.

Why do you go on holiday?

Generally it’s to re-charge, rest and relax. So it’s important to create a calming atmosphere – avoid clutter and consider using restful colours.

Appropriate lighting

Glaring, bright, artificial lights are out, use soft atmospheric lighting in. Remember, this is a retreat for you to relax and enjoy.

Think about climate

Is this a beach house or cabin in the mountains? Incorporate cooler shades of blue, green and white in hot climates, and warmer rich shades in earthy tones in cold climates. Keeping the base colours neutral will allow you to add personality on top with accessories.

Storage is vital

Don’t clutter your holiday house. Make sure there are cupboards, boxes, toy boxes, hooks on walls, anything to keep the floor space and bench tops clear.

Think about furniture

The type, quality and finishes of your furniture can make a big difference to the overall feel. Will you have kids running through the house after being at the beach all day? Keep function and ease of cleaning in mind when choosing pieces. For example, storage at the front door for shoes, towels, beach toys and so on.

Choose accessories carefully

Holiday Homes can be short on space compared to our residential homes. The right furniture and accessories can work for you in creating illusions of more space – go for furniture in lighter colours, use metallic finishes and mirrors to bounce light around the rooms and use minimal window coverings.

Most of all, have fun with your styling & designing your holiday home! A holiday property should be enjoyable. Or it’s not much of a holiday!


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