Expert reveals five ways to bring Grecian elegance into the home, as Greek holidays soar in demand

Greece has been revealed as the most sought-after holiday destination by Brits in 2021. According to research by online furniture retailer, Furniture and Choice, online searches for the Mediterranean destination soared to 200,000 in just four months as of April this year1.

With holidays still on the back burner for many at the moment, Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture and Choice, reveals her go to tips on how to get that Grecian feeling at home if you’re unable to head overseas.

 

Top tips to get the Greek holiday feel at home:

 

  1. Revamp and rejuvenateIt’s time to freshen up your interiors, start simple and pick a colour scheme that is light and airy. Sky blue and white instantly spring to mind; think Santorini. Choose tables and glass wear that are along the same theme and bring in some beautiful artwork to tie it all together.
  1. Let there be lightThe key to feeling like you are on holiday is letting as much light into the space as possible. A minimalist space will instantly brighten the room and make it feel larger. Sheer curtains are also a great way to let all that sunlight trickle in, especially if they’re white, and opening windows and doors will bring a soft breeze with it, reminiscent of a sea breeze.
  1. Weave in warmthNow you have your basics, you can start bringing warmth into the room with natural materials such as rattan. Rugs, baskets and outdoor furniture work best with these materials, and are easily maintainable. Ceramic vases and dinnerware are also a great way to subtly add some colour.
  1. Popping plantsPlants, flowers and fruit are all an essential part of being on holiday, so don’t forget to bring them into the home. Think bursts of pink bougainvillea against whitewashed Grecian villas to bring a pop of colour and freshness to the space, whilst making you feel in touch with nature.
  2. Remini-scentsEveryone has a scent they associate with being on holiday. Using candles, herbs and spices, you can fill your home with memories, through the power of smell. For that Grecian vibe think heady herbs like basil, thyme and oregano, combined with vibrant citrus scents.

    So, how can we really replicate that holiday feeling at home this summer? Helen Jane Campbell, a life and business coach for creatives, explains some ways to truly embrace that holiday vibe: “Firstly, we have to make space and time for ourselves. Book the time off, set up your ‘out of office’ reply and don’t even be tempted to look at your emails or work until you’re due back. Clean and tidy the space you want to relax in and make it as cosy as possible. If you love hotel-style fluffy dressing gowns and white sheets, why not recreate that at home?

    “Incorporate all your favourite things about being on holiday and give yourself the permission to totally relax and get lost in a good book. Finally, explore locally as if you were a tourist. Looking at your locality through fresh eyes can be fun and rewarding, you never know what you might discover.”

    Rebecca adds: “Everyone is desperate to jet off on holiday, but with various restrictions still in place and still some general trepidation around international travel, holidays abroad could very well remain on the back burner for many this year.

    “While there are a few things that can recreate the buzz of jetting off overseas, our homes always have the potential to bring us that gorgeous holiday feeling with the right interior design touches. Even if you simply incorporate one or two of these tips, combined with an at home Greek feast, your mind could be transported to an elegant Grecian villa in no time.”

    For more tips and advice on getting that holiday feeling at home, both with your home décor and your personal wellbeing, visit: https://www.furniturechoice.co.uk/inspiration/a-greek-staycation-how-to-bring-grecian-beauty-into-the-home_a10000222


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