How To Create A World Travel Theme For Your Bedroom

If you’re the type that likes to travel then you probably want your home to reflect this passion. So how can you do that? Well, you could create a travel theme. It’s easier to do this when the room you’re focusing on is the living area or your office. In the case of the bedroom things get a little complicated as you have to be careful to maintain a relaxing and soothing mood while incorporating all the other elements in the décor as well. Maybe these tips can help.

Use cushions.

Cushions are always great accent features so you could use them in your favor this time as well. Try to find some world-travel related cushions such as the one with the Union Jack flag design or the ones with the maps. There are also cushions featuring images of the world landmarks and images that you can use.

Have a wooden trunk.

Wooden trunks are always charming. They make wonderful décor pieces and they’re also functional as they serve as storage spaces for all sorts of things. In the bedroom, you could have a wooden trunk placed at the end of your bed and use it to store blankets, extra pillows, etc. You can have the trunk decorated with stamps and other things that might be related to world-travel.

Decorate with maps.

When you think of a world-travel theme, the first thing that probably comes in mind is a map. Maps are perfect décor element in this case. You can choose a map of your favorite place, the one you dream of going to or of a place you’ve already visited. You can also have a world map with all the places you’ve visited highlighted.

Framed wall art.

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 in your travels. Another nice idea would be to use images of major landmarks that you wish to visited or have already visited.

Display postcards.

Even though postcards are not popular these days, these make beautiful memorabilia when you’re traveling. So go buy some postcards or, if you have some from your travels, that’s even better. Frame them and display them on the wall, either above your bed, above the desk or anywhere else you think they would look good. The en-suite bathroom could also use some decorations.

Pictures and accessories.

If you have items you brought with you from your travels, such as decorations, accessories and other knick knacks, then you should use them to decorate your bedroom. If you don’t have any or would like to add some more, you can just buy them from a local store. It’s the symbolism that matters in this case.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 14th, 2013


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