Have you ever come back from holidays with pieces you have collected en route? Not sure what to do with them? Often they are not quite as easy to mix into your interior upon return. Need a Solution? Think about displaying your collected treasures together in groups that have similar colours or are the same objects (eg baskets or necklaces). Do not be afraid to group them together with other personal items that you do not want to part with. Below is a lovely idea from ‘me & alice’ a Swedish Interior Stylist and photographer. She has created a ‘memory cupboard’ in which you could include all your souvenirs along with other personal memorabilia…….
This does not have to be the main focal point of the busiest room in your house, but could add interest to other spaces – eg hallways. They are often a neglected and uninteresting area of the house so a perfect place to add something interesting.
A tablescape like the one we have created above is also a great way to display and remember trips to Egypt, Morocco and Turkey. All pieces collected on our travels. Alternatively you could make your children’s or guest room into a themed one – for example a Chinese theme- add interesting bedsides, use a Chinese themed pillow on the bed. A Moroccan themed Rumpus using cushions, pouffs, rugs and lamps ex Morocco makes for a very hip and cool place for teenagers to hang out in. The trick with any themed room is not to add too many accessories of that theme. You only need touches to add the interest. Do not make every last thing Chinese or Moroccan. The majority of the furnishings should be in your original style so that it links back and relates to the rest of the spaces in the house and where you are in the world. We touched on this in a previous blog – the problem there was the lack of relating the theme back to its surroundings and the original. Below is another idea for displaying shells and personal things courtesy of greige design. Pinterest is full of these kind of ideas – so have a look and get pinning.