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Decorating Your Home with Souvenirs from Your Travels

If you travel frequently, either for business or leisure, then you might have already acquired a wide assortment of souvenirs from the different destinations that you have been to. Instead of leaving them to gather dust in your basement, now is the time to take them out and incorporate them into your house's interior decor. Displaying them in your home would serve as a constant reminder of all the wonderful times you have spent in those places.

If you are clueless on where to begin, read on for some pointers on how to spruce up your abode using these mementos without making it look tacky or cluttered.

Consider the actual location when you are decorating. For example, if you have mementos from Mexico, avoid going overboard with the sombreros. Instead, highlight more unique finds like a genuine jalapeño ristra by hanging them beside an arch or on your kitchen door.

Place small knick knacks in spots where they can be made a focal point. To illustrate, you can arrange small Chinese porcelain dolls on a glass countertop in the living room or place ornate boxes from Morocco beside a mirror situated along the entryway.

Drape brightly-hued fabrics like Thai silk or quilted throws on a club chair or a sofa that is upholstered in a neutral shade. This technique will give you an instant splash of colour and make the area look homier in an instant.

Make it a point to imply that you are giving your dwelling a new look based using the vacation souvenirs you have collected, instead of throwing it directly into people's faces. Try to do it in such a way that visitors will feel that they got your secret when they discover your inspiration for stylising your space.