I really believe in creating your own individual style in your home and anyone can be an interior decorator simply by using bits and pieces from their travels and remember their favourite memories by displaying them creatively.
Fabric is light and won’t take up much room in your suitcase. Be imaginative with your old furniture and cover an old chair in some bright fabric or use it to make a colourful throw for your lounge.
Be unique and display your travel photos on your wall. Use a mix of coloured and black & white photos stretched on canvas or perhaps a framed map of your travels.
If it makes you happy, use it. If that hand made alpaca hair rug that you bargained hard for in Bolivia brings back good memories, then go with it. The quirkier the better but keep it simple and too a minimum.
If you’re looking for more ideas, check out “Nomad: Bringing Your Travels Home” and other great decorating books Available from The House of Brooke www.thehouseofbrooke.com.au