Returning back home after a long vacation can be a drag at times. You will still be used to the myriad sights, sounds and smells of the destination you visited that returning to an old, dusty and smelly apartment can be nerve wrecking. Not to worry though, for here are some ways by Dr Prem you can use home décor to welcome you back from your travels with a bang.
A Gallery of Postcard Art
You would not doubt have collected quite a number of post cards during your trips. Consider dedicating an entire wall to these postcards and making your own gallery with them. You can frame the post cards and hang them in a straight alignment for a formal look.
Alternatively, you can simply choose to string a couple of wires across the length of the wall and clip the postcards to them with clothespins for a more casual, laidback look. Every postcard you return with will need to go up on the wall so leave space for more when you design the gallery.
Ocean Themed Furnishings
If you love sailing, consider using ocean themed furnishings in your home. For instance, Locust 4040 sells a majestic tapestry that comes with a print of the world’s ocean currents in the form of a colorful map. You can use the tapestry as blanket, bedding or a wall art.
World Map Typographic Wall Decals
What better way to let everyone know that you are an avid traveler than choosing to adorn the walls in your room with typographic wall decals of all the countries in the world? You can choose to display the entire world map on the wall or leave the other areas of the map as outlines while pointing out only those areas which you have visited. You can then get a wall decal of the name of every country that you visit and attach it to the wall, thus updating it as you visit one country after another.
A really nifty way to repurpose old travel suitcases would be to display them as shelves. Simply place the suitcases on support planks nailed to the walls and use them as shelves to display books, décor items or other travel related memorabilia. The sight of these trunks adorning your walls would surely
Just returned from a world tour? Consider treasuring your memories by sticking a translucent world map around a lamp shade. This way, when you switch on the light, you will be treated to a spectacular light show highlighting the entire world on the walls of your room.
Message in a Bottle
This one takes the cake when it comes to freezing your travel memories in time. Collect an empty mason jar and stick a postcard of the country you are visiting on the back of the jar. Take the jar along with you and put in tiny souvenirs you find along the way, including ticket stubs, pine cones, tiny décor items, shells and even sand from the beaches. The finished jar would treasure your collections and your travel memories for years on end.
This may take some time to complete, but would be a winner for sure if you really love to travel. Take a large printout of the world map that features only the outline of all the countries in the world. Paste the map on a wall in your home.
Now, every time you return home from a particular country, cut out a photo you took there in lieu with the shape on the map and paste it in place (for instance, a photo taken in Canada would substitute the country on the world map). This would be a really smart to remind yourself of the countries you have visited so far along with the ones you still need to visit.
The avid traveler in you would definitely bring back a souvenir from each of your trips. You can make use of these souvenirs to spruce up your home décor beautifully.