There’s something about walking into the interior space of a serial traveller which just cannot help but stir up feelings of deep wonder, curiosity and just a bit of admiration. Yes, you see it whether the interior space in question is a bachelor pad, studio apartment or even a family-sized house. It’s not all too clear whether this radiated feeling is intended or if it just sort of happens organically, but yeah – the interior spaces belonging to occupants who are always on the road have this mysterious mix of feeling like they’re a work in progress yet at the same time they look like they’re complete.

That’s what the essence of minimalism is all about, which is a preferred interior decoration style amongst travellers because it pretty much mirrors what they feel inside. The heart of a traveller enjoys the journey more than the destination and so it’d naturally make sense for the serial traveller to go for the minimalist look which doesn’t look too much like it’s had them fully nested.

The Kitchen

Look, when you get home from all your travels you still want your home to feel like a home, so as much as the kitchen ideas most loved by serial travellers take more of a minimalist, ultra-modern look and feel, they’re often not quite as “clinical” as some of those kitchen designs you’d find in self-catering holiday units and hotels. The minimalism, which is characterised by open spaces and surfaces made of materials which are easy to clean and maintain, is more about being able to enjoy your interior kitchen space more than you spend time cleaning and maintaining it. So there’s a lot less clutter and the cabinetry and any upholstery is usually built well into the walls, while any appliances which are not in use are very neatly hidden away somewhere. One or two colours (maximum three) usually dominate the entire kitchen.

Other Living Spaces

Since the minimalist interior decor style mostly promotes open plan living, the kitchen space often flows very seamlessly into the living space so the design scheme would usually be a consistent one with the same main colours and similarly accentuated upholstery and household goods such as the TV and other furniture pieces. Ironically enough, travellers who are always on the go tend to like interior spaces at their places of accommodation which are very similar to the minimalist look they like to have going on back home.

Feature in collaboration with Homify.