Worldly Inspiration: Turkish Design

One's travels can serve as a fantastic design muse to personalize the home and help tell the resident's story. However, travel comes with some major expenses and obvious shopping hurdles (who wants to try to find packing materials and a post office while on holiday?). 

Don't fret, intrepid explorers-- you can still turn your living room into a gorgeous Istanbul retreat without spending all your lira on shipping things home. Check out our list of Turkish-inspired treasures that will give your home those vacation vibes without breaking the bank.

Patterned Rug  

Turkish Inspired Rug

This rug features a beautiful Turkish floral pattern and a faded vintage ivory and jewel tone color palette, making it a new Eastern take on a neutral that goes with anything. Lay this rug or hang it up to lend an instant from-the-souk soul to any room. ( Safavieh Vintage Spruce Ivory Area Rug)

Statement Wall

Turkish Wall Decor

If you're looking to fully immerse yourself in a Turkish environment, create a statement wall with a stencil set. This pattern will give your home the royal palace feel, especially when painted in gold onto a Bosphorus blue wall as seen here. (Royal Design Studio Turkish Emblem Stencil Impression Set)

Mosaic Lamp

InstanblueDesign Mosiac Lamp

The colors and artistry of this hanging mosaic lamp will transport you to the grand bazaar. Etsy features many creators of such lamps, including InstanblueDesign which ships these handmade blown glass beauties direct from their workshop in Istanbul. (Etsy InstanblueDesign Mosaic Lamp)

Tea and Coffee Sets

Turkish Tea Set

Turkey produces intricate silver and brass tea (├žay) and coffee sets that will make any guest feel like royalty. Amazon has gorgeous and affordable options that look great out on the counter, like this Turkish coffee set for two. No need to hide this the way you do your Class of '92 mug. (Amazon Bosphorus Premium Turkish Coffee Set)

Kilim Pillow Covers

Kilim Pillow

Transform any pillow into a cushion fit for a king. Rug and Relic offers a wide variety of hand-woven kilim pillow covers in a number of colors and patterns. (Rug and Relic Kilim Pillow Cover

Upholstered Ottoman

Turkish Ottoman

What better way to achieve the Ottoman feel then, well, with an ottoman? Added bonus: it can serve as a side table as well. We love this One Kings Lane version but hurry, the sale ends soon! (One Kings Lane Coda Cocktail Ottoman)

Stayed tuned for our next installment of Worldly Inspiration. You never know where interior design can take you!

This post was created by Lauren.

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