Furnishing Around Art: Tips for a Travel-themed Home

Maybe you’re a world traveler, a wanna-be wanderer or simply interested in paying homage to your own heritage or favorite vacation spot. To add international flair to your space, here are a few tips to help you design a travel inspired home.

CUSHIONS AND THROWS

Cushions are always great accent pieces! Source for world-travel related cushions like the Union Jack or those with the maps. You could even make your own cushions with photographic images from your travels!

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STORAGE

Wooden trunks are always charming. They not only make wonderful décor pieces but serve as functional storage spaces for all sorts of things. In the bedroom, a wooden trunk could double up as storage space and serve as an ornamental piece decorated with stamps from your travels.

This is a design trend that’s here to stay and for good reason! A vintage travel trunk adds tons of character and interest to your space. We’ve all seen the classic travel trunk as a coffee table, but thanks to inspiration from the web, people are getting very creative with ways to use and display their vintage luggage.

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Pulaski Amelia Accent Chest from Amazon

ARTWORK AND IMAGES FROM PLACES

Another way in which you can add an exotic touch to your bedroom is by framing images of places around the world and displaying them on the walls. You could also frame vacation pictures that you’ve taken on your travels. Another nice idea would be to use images of major landmarks that you wish to visit or have already visited.

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Even though postcards aren’t as popular these days, they make beautiful keepsakes. Start collecting them, frame them and display them on the wall, or even on table tops.

You can also keep your old passport stamps, plane and train tickets, and convert them into various forms of displayable art pieces!

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MINIMIZE MAPS AND THINGS

Travel decor often brings to mind interiors filled with vintage suitcases, sepia-tinted globes and Old World maps; but too many in one space can make a home feel like a showroom. Stick with just one or two travel-themed accessories to avoid overcrowding the space.

DISPLAY YOUR PRIZED POSSESSIONS

It is important to have plenty of open storage displays. If you have items you brought home from your travels, place them in different areas of the rooms so you can bring the world right to your doorstep.

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A-frame shelf from CB2


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