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Add some travel flair to your home’s interior décor

If you’re a passionate traveler then you must also have all sorts of souvenirs that you brought with you over the years. Those are unique items with great sentimental value and they deserve to be displayed for everyone to see. So don’t just throw them in a box under the bed. Include them into your home’s interior décor. It’s amazing how even the smallest of details can change the atmosphere.

Wall art.

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Nursery featuring different sized artwork and matching frames for symmetry
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Kids’ bedroom featuring significant symbols from foreign countries

If you enjoy decorating your home, you should set a goal to bring a piece of artwork every time you travel somewhere. You’ll be able then to create a beautiful gallery. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be a premeditated action. You could also gather some of the things you’ve already brought with you from your travels and display them on a wall.

Travel pictures.

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Family room featuring a small photo gallery with travel pictures
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Chic dining area at the bottom of the staircase featuring a symmetrical travel photo gallery
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Eclectic bedroom featuring a collage of travel photos above the headboard
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Contemporary family room with framed travel pictures on a white background

Everyone takes pictures when they go in vacation or somewhere special. It’s a way of immortalizing those beautiful moments and a way of taking some of that charm back home. If you have beautiful pictures from your travels, don’t be afraid to display them.

Maps.

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Traditional home office featuring a wall of framed maps
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Three-piece large world map displayed in the living room

You could also only make subtle suggestions regarding your recent travels without actually displaying any objects or items brought from there. An idea would be to use decorative maps. It’s a nice way of keeping track of the places you have visited and of making plans for the next trip.

Lights.

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Powder room with antique vanity and Moroccan-style pendants

Some countries may inspire you to get a particular time of objects as a souvenir. For example, if you go to Morocco, you might want to bring back a pair of petit Moroccan-style pendants that you can hang above your vanity or anywhere else.

Accessories.

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Contemporary living room featuring nesting tables and stylish exotic accessories
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Traditional dining room decorated with apothecary jars and wall art

The most common type of souvenirs that people bring back from their travels and vacations consists of accessories. They don’t have a specific use. They are items that you can only display. Some people prefer something more useful in place of a decoration while others enjoy decorating their homes with all sorts of beautiful elements.

Textiles.

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Asian-inspired bedroom featuring a small tapestry with bold colors
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Mediterranean patio with a Moroccan-inspired décor with layered textiles

Some areas are known for their unique patterns, textiles and fabrics. So if ever get the chance to visit one of those areas don’t hesitate to bring back a textile souvenir. It can be anything from a table cloth to tapestry.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

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Posted in Interiors on November 14, 2012

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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