Nowadays, people travel to a destination or stay at a specific place because they have found it through social media. Sure, we all want to be the trendsetter and go viral with your unique photo. Other times, we appreciate the photo and we genuinely want to experience it for ourselves. Our friends from booking.com reveal the most appealing holiday themed interior design trends. The top five are: Mediterranean blues (57%), Scandinavian simplicity (53%), country farmhouse (42%), Japanese Zen (34%) and chic city style (27%).
With rental homes leading the way with more and more unique accommodation options, nearly half (47%) of travellers say they would choose to stay in a holiday home over a hotel if they wanted to experience unique or unusual interior design. Furthermore, as many as 41% say that the look of a property inside is more important than the view outside.Let’s go worldwide with booking.com and check out thiese five home rentals to inspire you ahead of your next holiday interior goals.
Mediterranean Blues – Santorini
For a truly Mediterranean blues themed stay, take a trip to the beautiful Kima Villas Suites located in sunny Santorini. Feel relaxed and restored with this timeless style, which will have you fully embracing the sun, sand and sea lifestyle. Take a dip in the infinity pool and take in the breath-taking volcano and beach views. Recreate a Mediterranean blues feel in your own home, via mosaics and beach wood timber textures, plus royal blue and white colour palettes and fluffy white linen robes.
Scandinavian Simplicity – Copenhagen
The ever popular movement of Scandinavian design focuses on simplicity and minimalism, whilst expressing understated beauty through a charming pared-back style. Take a trip to the Woodah Hostel for a modern stay, oozing plenty of natural light and an appealing, utilitarian feel. Stay in the heart of Copenhagen and swap stories with fellow travellers at the hostels in-house bar and café. To bring this popular design back to your home, opt for textures such as blonde-wood flooring, fur throws and simple stainless steel furniture. Copenhagen was also endorsed as one of the top destinations to visit for design and architecture by Booking.com travellers*.
Country Farmhouse – South Africa
A country farmhouse design boasts feelings of warmth and comfort, leaving travellers with a home away from home. The main colours include warm earthy tones and key textures such as exposed brickwork, ceramic and patchwork fabric. Take a trip to the beautiful Orange Grove Farm for a truly rustic farmhouse retreat. Nestled on a working wine and olive farm in the Robertson’s valley, Orange Grove Farm features a private terrace with an open fireplace, magnificent views over the mountains and vineyards and even order in picnic baskets. To achieve this look and feel for your own home, opt for quaint accessories such as jam jars full of home grown herbs, patchwork fabrics and hanging copper pans.
Japanese Zen – Kyoto
Channel the nation’s Buddhists beliefs and opt for a design of Japanese Zen when choosing your next holiday accommodation. At the heart of Japanese culture lies Zen and the look and feel of a property can help conjure this sensation. Offering a sun terrace and views of the beautifully kept gardens, NAZUNA Kyoto Aneyakoji tei features a relaxing hot tub, an ideal location in the middle of Kyoto and traditional Japanese furniture throughout. This popular design trend is renowned for form and function and is achieved through warm and neutral tones, minimal furniture and manicured foliage.
Chic City – Barcelona
What better way to achieve a chic city style than by staying in the heart of Barcelona? The Midtown Apartments offer stylish and modern décor, a seasonal outdoor pool and solarium. For a true city vibe, a vast selection of lively bars and international restaurants are within a short walking distance. If you cannot bring the studded skyscraper skyline back to your home, but want to evoke the look and feel of chic city, opt for mood lighting, plush fabrics, city skyline artwork, or even a statement chandelier. Barcelona was also endorsed as one of the top destinations to visit for architecture and design by Booking.com travellers.