Plants/ Succulents

Plants literally give a room life! This is the easiest and (probably the cheapest) way to bring the world into your home. Do not underestimate the power of plants; not only will they fill up a room but they might just pick up your mood too! Now, keeping them healthy and alive- that’s on you!


Release those books from the stuffed book shelves and let them be seen. Strategically stack them on tables and dressers throughout the house. They will add height, color and dimension. Use a variety of large travel, food, art, or culture books, or whatever sparks your wanderlust!


One of the easiest items to buy and bring back from anywhere in the world are pillows (without the insert). Don’t be afraid to mix and match, and if you get tired of one look, you can always swap them in a few months for a whole new look!

Colorful Rugs

Rugs are definitely an investment, but they can really pull the whole room together. Try finding something colorful or tribal that will make a statement… and feels good on your feet!

Wood Trunks

Trunks are a great way to bring a little nature inside. Try to find one that is REAL wood and if it’s a little worn, all the better. Trunks also make for great storage, so not only do they look great in a space but they can hide extra blankets, bedding, photo books or seasonal decor. Trunks make great coffee tables, but I love this idea of using a trunk as an end table!

Photo credits:

Pillows: Ara Collective | Wood Trunk: Liz Marie Blog | Chair & Rug: The Design Files | Succulents:

Andrea Fellman is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Twist Travel Magazine. She is a stylish nomad and expat mom living in Barcelona with her husband, two kids and a dog! She blogs about family travel, expat life, and her online business adventures at Wanderlust Living.

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