Extend Your Holiday with these Home Design Ideas and Decorations
Summer officially ended on the 23rd of September (at least according to meteorologists). Unfortunately, this also brings an end to that wonderful summer and sunshine feeling. But if you aren’t quite ready to turn in your flip flops and sunscreen, extend your holiday feeling with comprigo! We’ve got 10 top tips to help you bring the vacation mood into your own flat or home.
The Summer Goes, but the Feeling Stays...
Tip 1: Keep using sunscreen
Sunscreen has its own scent which tends to remind people of great times at the beach. In order to keep skin silky smooth and protected from UV rays, wear it on your arms and hands. That’s where you’ll be able to smell the sunscreen and relive the good memories the best. Even better: wear some sunscreen on your face! This is the best way to avoid wrinkles and sun damage.
Tip 2: Wear your holiday clothes
When on vacation, people tend to develop a unique “look”: breezy tops, breathable fabric and comfortable shorts, often dolled up with some matching jewellery and a bag with sandals. Don’t just leave this look in the closet to go to waste: it’s also great for a comfortable cocktail night with friends.
Tip 3: Rate your holiday online
What did you enjoy the most about your recent holiday? Which tips do you have for people who might book the same hotel? Experience the events of your holiday again and post them with photos and text online on hotel or holiday rating websites. Set aside an evening to relive your favourite vacation memories. Travellers planning their next trip will be thankful for your input!
Tip 4: Go out to eat at a restaurant that serves the same cuisine as your last holiday destination
Every country has its own traditional cuisine. Multicultural influences have brought the United Kingdom a wide array of culinary delights from around the world. In any big city you’ll be sure to find a specialty restaurant for nearly every country (and a fitting atmosphere!). Just close your eyes with the first bite and you’ll be transported back to your holidays.
Tip 5: Fill your home with the scent of vacation
Cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, papaya, and coconut can all be packed into incense, scented candles or room sprays. With such a variety of choices you’ll be sure to find the perfect scent that reminds you of your holiday destination. Just do a quick search online and fill your living den, bedroom or bathroom with the scent of your last holiday.
Brighten Up Everyday Life
Tip 6: Listen to the music of the country or culture
Music breathes life into the atmosphere of a country- we subconsciously enjoy the sounds and instruments that play in the background of our holiday, whether on the beach, at a restaurant, on the promenade or in the car on the way to the next sightseeing destination. Music styles that we might not enjoy at home can perfectly fit the mood of your last holiday. Luckily, that mood is just a click away using your favourite music app or website.
Tip 7: Incorporate your favourite holiday activities into everyday life
Taking an evening stroll through the city, enjoying a scoop of local ice cream, or just reading for hours on end on the beach: take any of your favourite vacation activities and reenact them every once in a while back home with your family and friends.
Tip 8: Invite friends to a photo and video evening
Thanks to GoPros, digital cameras, and smartphones, we can always relive our favourite sunsets on the sea, cocktails on the beach or the moments reveling in the underwater world of the Red Sea. What’s more beautiful than sharing these moments with friends? Of course, you should be sure to serve country and culture appropriate snacks and drinks.
Tip 9: Create your own holiday photo wall
Before allowing hundreds of photos to disappear in a folder on your computer somewhere, print out the nicest ones at the nearest printer shop and hang up a photo collage on your wall. Mix it up with beautiful scenic photos and family snapshots, too. We’ll show you how the result could end up looking in our product recommendations.
Tip 10: Enrich your apartment with decorations typical of your holiday destination
Unfortunately, it’s not likely that you’ll be able to follow our first 8 tips forever. But, a piece of furniture or decoration for your home will last forever. Consider which room you’d like to turn into your vacation oasis and start searching for the perfect decorative accessories in the typical colours or materials of your last vacation destination. Our product tips will bring you on a trip around the world and are sure to find a space in your home.
Lighthouses, beach chairs and seashells remind us of long days and walks on the beach. With this key cabinet from Ounona, you’ll feel the ocean breeze right as you walk through your front door. Hang the cabinet near the front door, it has enough space for six different keys!
- 30 x 23 x 17.5 cm
- Material: Wood
- Vintage style
- Easy to mount
These tile stickers from Wallflexi transform your kitchen into your favourite tapas bar. Just two rows of these decals in traditional Spanish tones of blue. The look very realistic and are easy to stick on to (or remove from!) any tiled surface. If you can’t use them in your kitchen, try making a mosaic in your bathroom or using them to spruce up your stairs.
Turn your sofa into a maritime paradise and bring the beach to your living room with these beautiful throw pillows from Tong Yue. You’ll bring the seahorses, coral and starfish from the Mediterranean Sea into your own relaxing oasis. The typical blue and white maritime colours go well with most sofas. If you’d like to add the finishing touch to the look, add a blue or cream coloured sofa cover.
- Made of durable linen, slightly rough texture
- Size: approx. 45 x 45 cm
- Invisible zipper on the underside of the cushion cover
- Only covers (no pillows included)
A third of our life is spent in bed. So it’s a good idea to try and recreate that relaxed, holiday feeling in your sleeping quarters, too. A new quilt and matching pillow covers from Impressions will bring the beauty of Greece into your bedroom. The blue of the sea, the green of the forests and the white and red of traditional Greek homes are all captured in this folklore-inspired bedspread, perfect to transport you right back to the Aegean Sea.
- 100% cotton
- 269 cm x 264 cm quilt and two 53 cm x 91 cm pillow covers
- Machine-washable and dryer-safe
Can you still feel the trampling of the buffalo and zebra herds in the African Savannah? See the elephants, antelope and lions sharing the watering hole? This elephant lamp will bring you right back to your experiences in the savannah. This lamp is available in multiple colours, which makes it easy to add to any room in the house.
- 31 x 26 x 16 cm
- Ceramic table lamp with fabric lamp shade
- Requires 1 x 40w SES E14 Golfball Bulb
Heavy silver platters overflowing with glasses in which mint tea will be served. This decorative set “Orient” from the company Frank creates the perfect Arabian Nights flair with its selection of beautiful glass pieces. The tea light holders really shine when illuminated with a small candle. The set goes perfectly on a rustic table or a comfy corner. Add a small bouquet to spruce up that space even more.
- 6 piece deco set
- Glass tray with 3 candle holders and two vases in different heights
- Harmonic, coordinated metallic tones
- Silver, mirrored look on a well-crafted surface
- Tray: 25 x 2 cm, biggest tea light holder: 7 x 10 cm
- Delivered without tea lights
Ayurvedic medicine in India or Sri Lanka is gaining more popularity in Western culture. This theory of medicine teaches followers how to lead a healthy way of life through proper nutrition, massage and meditation. Get the feeling of endless relaxation and well-being with this incense holder from Zap Impex. The Satya Incense Set offers a wide selection of different scents. 15 minutes of relaxation in the evening will be sure to bring you back down to earth. The shiny silver incense bowl goes great next to your bed or bathtub.
- Measurement: 22.5 x 5 x 3 cm
- Material: oxidized metal, painted matte
- Handmade in India
Dazzling colours, cheerful people and miles of snow-white sandy beaches and turquoise blue water always remind us of the Caribbean. This hanging chair from Costway brings the Caribbic right to your living room. Just install it and swing right back into your good holiday memories.
- Can support up to 120 kg
- Seat size: 50 x 42 cm
- Armrests included
- High-quality canvas and cotton
Photos are the best way to relive your wonderful holiday memories. The Shmily (an acronym for "see how much I love you") picture frame differs from typical photo collages. Simple, functional yet aesthetically pleasing, you can add your favourite photos or mix it up with postcards by simply hanging them with clips on strings attached to wooden slats. This way you can effortlessly share your photos and relive your favourite holiday moments.