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Holiday-Inspired Interiors Ideas

Keep that holiday feeling going when you get home with NORSK’s edit of the best holiday-inspired homeware buys available to buy in-store or in our online shop

Whether you managed to battle your way through the paperwork to go abroad, or have enjoyed a staycation on home soil this summer, the chances are that the change of scenery did you the world of good. 

While we all know that holidays are the ultimate way to recharge our batteries, they’re a brilliant source of inspiration too. The sights, sounds and tastes we experience when we travel broaden our tastes as well as our horizons, and recreating those inspirations at home will help keep that positive holiday mood alive.

One of the most evocative things about travel is scent, and you can’t get a more summery fragrance than this Sandcastles & Sunsets diffuser by Meraki. It’s a holiday in a bottle. 

Another fabulous summer fragrance (especially considering the wet summer we’ve had here in the UK) 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 really remind us of beach-side holidays.

Baskets are also something we love to pick up on our travels. This Tanger Basket from House Doctor  is woven from seagrass and would look great with a house plant in it. 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 is the perfect book. 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.