7 International-Inspired Items to Satisfy Your Wanderlust

You don't have to be a globe trotter to design a worldly home.

Related To:

It’s no surprise that a vast majority of people consider summer the perfect time to travel — schools are out, offices tend to be a little more flexible and, of course, the weather is gorgeous. That said, you can’t exactly expect a whole season of paid vacay, so it’s just not realistic to jetset freely.

But wanderlust isn’t the easiest thing to cure. So if the travel bug has you in a daydream before/during/after work, turn your home into a staycation with the help of some international-inspired decor. Whether you’re dream involves walking through the mirrored halls of Versailles or dancing the night away with a margarita in Monterrey, there’s a piece that can help transport you to somewhere far, far away.

You don’t always need a passport to go abroad. Here are seven items that will take you to new and exciting places without ever leaving the comfort of home.

1. Isles of Blue

Enjoy the beauty of the Santorini sands from the comfort of your kitchen with these stylish plates. The bright blue hues and cheery pattern will instantly brighten up the cupboard and turn any average meal into a Mediterranean feast.

$5.98-$6.48; pier1.com

2. Reflections & New Directions

No, this isn’t exactly a practical mirror, but what it lacks in function, it makes up for in style. Hand-carved by Indian artisans, the intricate piece adds layers to the average reflection thanks to beautiful cut-outs and designs.

$79.99; worldmarket.com

3. Eat Pray Love

Photo by: Nicolas McComber

Nicolas McComber

Just in case you forget where the food is, this sign is here to remind you where to get your grub on. Welcome guests to your family-style dinner in La Cucina, but don’t forget the pasta, sauce and Pinot, because if anything makes a trip (or staycation) even better, it’s the food.

$149; etsy.com

4. Gilded Pleasure

Remember: all that glitters isn’t gold, but a good dresser will last longer than Polaroids, passport stamps or souvenirs. It’s no Eiffel Tower, but this armoire will surely become the gleaming monument of your bedroom, storing and organizing your wardrobe in a setting as chic as Versailles.

$659; wayfair.com

5. Moroccan Stars

If you’re longing to lay under the soft glow of the stars after a day of bartering and exploring the local markets, a hanging lantern like this can give you the dim, relaxing gleam you need before bed.

$30.60; amazon.com

6. Las Flores

Sometimes the best sights can be found at your own front door. No matter the season (but let’s not think too hard about winter, summer has only just begun), blooming flowers, fluttering butterflies and lush greenery will help rejuvenate your entryway.

$29.74; overstock.com

7. On Safari

These African-inspired carvings are a lot safer than looking an elephant in the eye, and much less costly than a new Jeep/off-road SUV. Take the easy option and hang these up for an artsy spin on a risky adventure.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Made in the Shade: 7 Products to Keep Your Patio Cool

The late-summer sun is burning bright, but we've found seven products that you need to stay made in the shade.Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

White Elephant Gifts Your Co-Workers Won't Want to Regift

White elephant gift exchanges can sometimes be — umm — a bit lame. But we're putting a stop to that with these 10 fab white elephant gifts no one in your office will want to regift.

Room of the Week: Prepping the Porch

Shop our top picks for a stylish jumpstart on porch-sitting season.

Hooray, It's Almost Prime Day! 10 Things You Need to Know Now

What the Super Bowl is to football and The Louvre is to fine art, Amazon Prime Day is to online shopping. Even bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Prime Day offers dramatic savings for a short window of time — but you have to act fast. Get ready to shop smarter, not harder, with our tips. Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

25+ Home Tech Prime Day Deals to Snag if You Didn't Win HGTV Smart Home 2018

You may not have been lucky enough to win HGTV's Smart Home 2018, but you can still live in the smart home of your dreams with these gadgets that will make life a whole lot easier.Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

According to Designers, These 10 Buys Are Worth the Splurge

We all love a good bargain, but sometimes it's worth spending a bit of extra cash when it comes to your home. We checked in with 10 design influencers to see what's on their splurge list. Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

8 Ways to Add a Little Sunshine to Your Space

You'll be walking on sunshine all day long.

Llamas vs. Unicorns: Shop for Your Fave Design Spirit Animal

No matter what side you are on in the cute design animal debate, any of these furry creatures will make your space fabulous.

13 Amazing Ways to Wear Your Pride This Month and Beyond

Celebrating who you are and giving back to others? Love.

Room of the Week: Get In Gear for the New Year

Snag these products and you'll never want to skip the gym.

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.