A suitcase, backpack, passport and flight ticket, followed by a sweet selfie at the airport. They can only mean one thing – it’s vacation time! Everyone loves a vacation. More importantly, everyone loves documenting their vacation, whether through an Insta travelgram or a treasure box of souvenirs. But what do you do with your collection of worldly keepsakes after the vacation comes to an end?
Instead of hiding them away in the cupboard, how about transforming your souvenirs into travel themed home decor? Here’s how to do it.
Make a Gallery
The simplest way to display your travel souvenirs and photos? A gallery wall of course!
Alternatively, take a cushioned pin board and collage to your heart’s content! Decorate with pins and patterned tape to make it all the more artistic.
I especially love this ‘Up’ inspired floating balloon house pin. To me, it’s the ultimate symbol of dreams and adventure. Am I right fellow Pixar fans?
Play With Maps
Maps are indispensable for travelers, guiding you on the way to your destinations and dreams. They’re also an unexpected way to add a touch of eclectic fun to your decor.
This geometric line-structured world map by Hoagard is a refreshing alternative to your typical photo gallery wall. For keen travelers, it’s a fantastic way to show off your adventures around the world.
A quirky Scratch Map allows you to ‘scratch’ off all the places you’ve visited. Watch as the map transforms from a monochromatic rose gold to a pretty sea of pastel as you complete your travels around the world. Think of it as extra motivation to hustle and save for your next trip abroad!
Box It Up
Did you pick up any knick-knacks from your travels? Arrange them in a shadow box for a personal take on framed wall art.
Shadow boxes are in fact incredibly easy to DIY at home. Simply collect any tickets, posters, stamps, postcards, pictures or coins you gathered from your vacation, and arrange them artfully inside the framed box. The result is a unique and irreplaceable piece of art!
Besides travel souvenirs, how about filling your shadow box with some pretty hearts crafted from your old maps? Together with your souvenirs, it’s the ultimate ode to travel.
The Next Journey
For those of you still waiting on your dream vacation, how about some home decor picks that will help inspire you to make it happen?
An adventure fund is a great idea to encourage saving for your next trip. For extra motivation, go beyond a basic coin jar with a stylish money box decorated with meaningful quotes and artwork. My favorite is this one from Etsy.
A personalized airport departure board print for the home! With space for up to 12 destinations, fill yours with all the places you’ve ever dreamed of visiting. It’ll serve as a nice visual reminder of what you’re working towards.