If you love to travel, you may have thought about bringing some travel-inspired items into your home for decoration. There’s nothing that can raise the spirits quite like the thought of traveling to somewhere new, or even to your favorite place for the millionth time.
Here are some great ways to bring that feeling into your home decor, and these are just to get you started. The possibilities are as endless as the list of places you want to travel to!
Whether you find a great, antique map at a yard sale or buy a little globe for your side table, maps and globes instantly bring an air of travel into your home. They come in a variety of colors and finishes (thinking antique finish here, my friends!) to suit your personal style and the overall look and feel you’re going for.
Framed maps are also available in a variety of styles, one of my favorites being the scratch-off maps. This one is the whole world and it allows you to scratch off specific locations because of its detailed cartography. You can find a variety of different styles on Etsy here.
Some of the more creative uses of maps include lining the back of a bookshelf with them and then staining/painting that bookshelf. The possibilities here are endless too, and maps are available on everything from cardstock to tissue paper.
This one is simple: you can frame a photo print from your favorite vacation or showcase something that you painted inspired by a trip or location. You can buy just about anything from sellers on Etsy too, and a quick search for travel decor on Amazon yields a lot of results to get you started.
A timezone clock display from your favorite areas around the world is a fun way to hint at your love of travel and can be a great conversation piece for family and friends when they visit. Here’s a really cool DIY time zone clock blog post!
Vintage suitcases make nice statement pieces while also providing some space for extra storage! Try using them to hide your out-of-season clothing (like your sweaters in summer and shorts and tanks in winter) or spare blankets and throws!
A smell can instantly transport you anywhere. If there is a certain smell that you associate with somewhere you’ve traveled, get a candle in that scent! This will immediately set the tone for your travel-themed room or home. For something you don’t have to monitor as closely, diffusers are also a nice way to aromatically set the scene.
Not only is Pinterest a great way to get visual layout ideas for when it comes time to place your travel-inspired items, but also a really good place for buying things.
When you search anything, if it’s from a website where you can buy the item, Pinterest links right to it. If you’re looking to take more of a DIY approach, those pins also often link to blogs that will walk you through the process for projects. Check out this search for world travel decor.
Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.