A staycation is the new vacation, so we’re bringing the travel inspired vibes right to your very own doorstep! Not convinced? When you consider the savings you’ll make on bad airport food and getting the family’s passports renewed, you might find there’s a lot to be said for making your own home a destination in itself!
We’ll always love the design inspiration that you can glean from travelling the world, curating the wonderful accessories that make your home truly unique (not to mention that bronzed summer glow), but if an exotic destination isn’t on the cards for you this year, fear not! Get the fake tan on and we’ll show you how to bring the vacation indoors and inject a little sunshine into your life.
French Decor – C’est Magnifique!
Source: The French Farmhouse Collection from Oak Furniture Land
Not blessed with a vacation home in the heart of the French countryside to jet off to this summer? Neither do we, sadly… perhaps in another life!
Parisian chic has always been a paragon of style in the fashion world, and it’s no different when it comes to interior design. Thankfully, it’s easy to bring a little French je ne sais quois into your home. Keep the details elegant but minimal – add subtle interest to the eye with some decorative cornices while bringing in the country styling with a rustic dining set. Pair with a neutral color palette to keep it sophisticated, then add wine, cheese, and relax!
Exotic East Interior Inspiration
Source: Mantis Light Mango Collection from Oak Furniture Land
Bring serene, calming influences into your interiors by creating an East-meets-West aesthetic. The key here is to keep clutter to a minimum. Choose a few simple pieces of furniture that will look fresh and clean without overtaking the room. For an Eastern style we’re loving our Mantis Light collection – the unadorned grain of the mango wood works perfectly as it emphasizes the beauty in the natural form.
You’re looking for harmony when bringing in Eastern influences, so don’t go too overboard with embellishments. Keep the natural, peaceful theme going by incorporating some blooms or leafy green plants, which perfectly sets off a backdrop of tranquil blues and greens.
Country Cottage Home Design
Source: Country Cottage Collection from Oak Furniture Land
When fantasizing about your dream vacation, does your mind drift to a cottage on the coast, buffeted by the invigorating sea breeze? This kind of styling is such a classic that it’s sure to stand the test of time.
If the country lifestyle is your scene, you’ll love our Country Cottage collection. The painted white hardwood is so bright and airy, perfectly emanating that light that you get coming off the sea when you open the curtains in the morning… ahh, bliss! All you need to do is add a few rustic finishes, such as some floral soft furnishings for comfort or a few woven baskets and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation every day.
City Living Interior Style
Source: The Quercus Collection from Oak Furniture Land
Is your dream getaway feeling more weekend city break than homely countryside vibes? Go modern with the chic ‘old and new’ look by combining rustic wood with clean, well-defined lines. Contemporary styling has gone industrial, so by bringing in steel grey coloring to offset vintage-inspired furniture you’ll be bang on trend with a look that’s New York City apartment all over. Be creative with your accessories – think quirky coffee table books and unusual centerpieces to get people thinking and engaging with your edgy new interior.