We may not always be able to hop on a plane to an exotic destination for our summer holidays. However, you may have heard that “staying in is the new going out” and making your home a destination in its own right might just be the next best thing. No waiting in line at the airport or forgetting your sunscreen, no overpriced meals or uncomfortable beds. There is a lot to love about staying home for your holidays and enjoying everything your own home has to offer.
Of course, some of the joy of going to far-flung destinations is surrounding ourselves with those things that are just a bit different from what we see on a day-to-day basis and being inspired by the decor and destinations of our travels. Happily, there is no reason you can’t bring some of that luxury into your own home this summer. So, if you are ready to add a little vacation-chic to your home, here are our tips to do so.
Source: The French Farmhouse Range from Oak Furniture Land
If the French countryside is a little out of reach this summer, why not surround yourself with the beauty and elegance of France with our stunning French inspired dining room furniture? Elegantly flared cornices, subtle inlaid detailing and arched bases combine with a rustic stained wax creating a warm and inviting set for your home. Consider bringing in some vintage lighting and neutral textures in earthy shades for the perfect finishing touch and lay the table with rustic bread, a selection of meats, cheeses and wine for a casual and elegant dining experience. Vive la France!
Source: Mantis Light Mango Collection from Oak Furniture Land
For a taste of the Far East at home, consider the simplicity and beauty of our Mantis range which incorporates a light, natural mango grain finish with a tasteful, minimalist design. This exotic wood will bring home the memories of your own travels abroad and help you create new ones without ever leaving the house. Minimalist design rarely needs much embellishment but consider combining these pieces with sea-inspired shades of blue and green, mix with a few exotic palms or blossoming branches and finish with woven accents for East meets West style.
Source: Country Cottage Range from Oak Furniture Land
If staying in a little cottage on the coast is more your speed, then bring that coastal look home with our beautiful Country Cottage collection. The white painted finish combined with natural oak creates a warm and casual elegance, perfect for relaxing in style. Warm rustic finishes, hand thrown pottery, wild flowers and florals pair well with this look for the perfect staycation.
Source: The Quercus Range from Oak Furniture Land
Fancy the urban loft look? Consider the beauty of our Quercus range with modern, clean-cut lines and elegant drop bar handles for a rustic contemporary finish that wouldn’t be out of place in a New York City apartment. For industrial appeal, consider adding wallpaper that mimics the look of brick as a feature wall and include a few accents of warm leather, steel, concrete or industrial-style lighting to finish the look.