Home Away From Home

At some point in our lives, we find ourselves in a temporary living space. Whether we’re on a trip or relocating, it’s just not the same as being “at home.”

So whether you’re renting an apartment, traveling for work or living in another country (like me), here are 5 ways to make a temporary place feel like home.

Travel Candle. Bring your favorite (small) candle on the go with you and you’ll feel right at home. Just don’t travel with matches…get those when you arrive at your destination, please. My favorite is the travel candle collection from Jo Malone.


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Favorite Throw. When we moved to Mexico, I brought my favorite throw from home and I’m so glad I did! It’s a nice comfort to have in a temporary space and makes me feel right at home. It got mine at West Elm and it’s very appropriately called “favorite throw”.

West Elm Throw

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Command Hooks. Okay these FAB decorating accessories are helpful for so many things. If you are decorating for the holidays or want to hang a few photos in a temporary space, these little guys are your new best friend. Seriously, buy a ton and use them everywhere.

Fresh Flowers. I love fresh flowers. Whether they’re from the garden, grocery store or flower shop, we always have fresh flowers in our home. Now living in Mexico, having flowers in the apartment makes the space feel more like our lovely Kansas City home. Even if you’re only visiting somewhere for a short time, flowers make a room brighter and are a great way to spruce up any space.

Removable Wallpaper. This is probably not a great option for hotels but is well suited for apartment dwellers. With so many designs available, this wallpaper is a perfect way to personalize a space for a short time frame and then remove it with no harm to the walls.


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Do you travel with something special from home? Share how you make a place your home away from home in the comments.

Happy Wednesday!





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