Four Ways To Create A World-Travel Theme For Your Home

October 1, 2020

Many keen travelers, sometimes see the world as a book — meaning that when they are not traveling, it is the same as staying on the same page of a book without moving forward. In 2017 alone, over $1.6 trillion was generated by the United States travel and tourism industry. This shows that indeed travel is an important component of our lives that helps to improve our overall wellbeing. 

Unfortunately, during this pandemic period, it may not be so practical to travel as much as you want. But what if you could mimic the experience at home? Well, you can create a classy ‘world-travel’ themed home to suit your definition of adventure; it would also work as a great conversation starter for your guests. Here are some useful tips on creating travel impressions in your home without leaving home or emptying your bank account.

  1. Add Cushions

No matter their sizes, cushions always make life comfortable at home. You can add unique pillows to your living space to create a perfect travel theme. You can consider using cushions that feature images of the beautiful landmarks you have seen in different places. If there are specific countries you particularly love visiting, you can use throw pillows with their national flags such as Old Glory for America and Union Jack for the UK. 

  1. Get A Wooden Trunk

The aesthetic value of wooden trunks is quite high, and it constitutes a fantastic décor piece. But most importantly, wooden chests are functional in your living spaces as they have storage rooms for keeping all sorts of stuff in your home. You can install a wooden trunk in your bedroom, and use it to store your pillows, bedsheets, and blankets. After installation, you can then decorate them with stamps and other travel-related art.

  1. Fix A Map

Travel-themed home decor may be incomplete if you do not include a map or globe. It is the first thing that will announce to your visitors your passion for adventure. To make it even more sentimental, choose a map that stirs memories of your favourite tourist destinations. You will love it each time you see it hanging on the wall. If you are a travel addict who wants to fix an atlas (world map) in your room, that is also an excellent travel-theme idea, but remember to highlight all the exciting places you have covered on the world map.

  1. Do Not Forget The Walls

Pictures will always say a thousand words, so do not keep the beautiful scenes you have captured during your trips to yourself; showcase your travel photo gallery in your home. Admire them and reminisce about the beautiful things you have seen. That way, they can become conversation pieces to share your most cherished experiences with others. To add to the overall ambiance, consider using themed wallpaper or alternative blinds to furnish your room’s interior. It should not cost you much as even zebra blinds prices are reasonably affordable online. 

To summarize, there is more to being a traveller than going places. You should also showcase it, and one way to do that is decorating your room using travel themes. Apart from creating a lovely home environment, it will also motivate you to explore more.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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