Keep that holiday feeling going when you get home with NORSK’s edit of the best holiday-inspired homeware available to buy in-store or in our online shop
While we all know that holidays are the ultimate way to recharge our batteries, they can be a brilliant source of inspiration for your home, too. The sights, sounds and tastes we experience when we travel broaden our tastes as well as our horizons, and recreating those feelings at home will help keep that positive holiday mood alive long after your passport has been put away.
One of the most evocative things about travel is scent, and you can’t get a more summery fragrance than this Sandcastles & Sunsets candle by Meraki. It’s a holiday in a jar.
Another fabulous summer fragrance is Meraki’s Verbena Drizzle diffuser. Made with nothing but natural ingredients and filled with dried flowers and natural sticks rather than the traditional reeds, and will look really stylish on a shelf or tray as well as spreading a calming scent through your home.
Here at NORSK, we love candlelight all year round and especially when it’s combined with a gorgeous holiday fragrance. Meraki’s Fig & Apricot candle is the scent of warm summer evenings in France or Italy, and their Scandinavian Garden candle can transport us straight back to Norway – in our minds at least!
Speaking of candlelight, we love House Doctor’s collection of lanterns as they really remind us of our travels. The brass tones of the Fhia Lantern look fantastic against dancing candlelight. The rustic rattan used on the Ova Lantern and the bamboo used on the Grome Lantern add texture and interest and remind us of beach-side holidays.
Baskets are also something we love to pick up on our travels. This handwoven Market Basket is ethically made from palm leaf with a natural sisal cord handle makes for lovely practical storage at home, or is the perfect shopper. For those smaller items you need to find a home for, these Conical Baskets also from House Doctor are really useful and will add a great decorative touch.
Of course, one of the best things about travelling is the food. We love to recreate those relaxed ‘picky’ holiday lunches at home, with delicious cheese served on rustic wooden boards like our handcrafted NORSK Extra Long Serving Board and the Ceto Dip Bowl by Muubs which is perfect for humous, tzatziki and anything else you fancy.
And if you need to find some more holiday inspiration so you can plan your next adventure, Escapology by Colin Macalister and Justin Ryan and Kinfolk Travel: Slower Ways to See the World are the perfect coffee table books to lose yourself in. Pass the sun cream!
Browse more of our authentically Scandinavian homeware and gifts in our award-winning lifestyle store here. And for inspiration for your next holiday, discover our travel tips and stories from across Norway over on our blog here.