Summer Staycations: Making Your Home a Destination

If you aren’t planning on any trips abroad this summer, you can turn your surroundings into a dream destination without even leaving the house! By using far-flung holiday hotspots as inspiration, these updates bring your favourite holidays home. Here are our top tips for bringing these well-loved looks indoors for the perfect staycation this summer.

Bring the Riads of Morocco Indoors

Patterned tiles are a huge trend right now but you can get the look of Morocco in your own home with our gorgeous range of Marrakech patterned tiles. Used in the bathroom or as a splashback in your kitchen, these tiles will give your home a global feel. Add some additional houseplants and natural textures, baskets or lanterns to complete the look and bring Morocco to your doorstep.

Adopt Italian Luxury with Carrara Marble Look-a-Likes

Grab a gelato and bring the look of Italy’s stunning marble tiles into your home with our range of white marble porcelain tiles. Large format tiles will bring the history and ambience of your favourite piazza home and create an airy and sophisticated look this summer. Viva l’Italia!

Add Some French Chic with Wood Effect Tiles

Craving the ease and sophistication of the French countryside? Consider the warmth and simplicity of wood effect tiles in any room of the home. The soft grain and movement of our ceramic look-a-likes mean you don’t have to worry about swelling, warping or staining that you would with real wood but they’ll still give you the French flair you love. Pair with white walls, textural accents in neutral colours and vintage furniture and you’ll be saying, ‘merci beaucoup’ for not having to fight off the crowds at the brocantes.

Create a Cosy Country Kitchen

A stunning homely setting in the middle of the remote countryside may be your dream but you can bring that gorgeous classic country look to your own space even if you are in the middle of a bustling city. Consider the classic choice of metro tiles and combine it with earthy colours and wood worktops to create a well-loved country kitchen in your own home. Add rustic charm with tin and wood accents to finish it off in style.

Get The New York Loft Look

Craving the Big Apple but don’t want to spend a packet to get it? Recreate the classic loft look with our brick effect tiles for the urban loft style, grab a cup of joe and bring your favourite city to this side of the Atlantic. With a few stylish accents in wood, leather and steel, this mix of textures is the epitome of industrial chic without the mess or upkeep.

Make the Med Your Own

And finally, if you love the style of the old world Meditteranean tiles, recreate the look at home with our Esenzia Gondola tiles which echo the beautiful aged effect without hopping on a tourist-packed coach to the Old Town. The warmth and antiquity of this authentically aged effect tile will add old-world charm to any room in the home.

Are you planning a staycation this summer? How will you be bringing your favourite destination home?


As a multi-award winning interior design content creator, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey and dispenses interior design advice in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over all the latest trends in design, she’s adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for vintage bargains and filling her home with her favourite neutral – gold.