During my first trip to Europe, I was looking for small decor pieces I could bring home while my peers looked for postcards, shot glasses and other souvenirs. Since then, I’ve found many go-to places online to look for ways to quench my wanderlust between trips. For as long as I can remember, I have always had an interest in design. Maybe it was because HGTV constantly played on a loop growing up, or maybe I was born with it. Either way, I’ve always used my home as a space to daydream with pieces that reflect another time or place. Here are a few of my favourites:
City Maps by Mapiful
Personally, I prefer maps that are more minimalist in colour so that I can accessorize with other pops of colour. Mapiful is a company that offers free worldwide shipping and all of their maps are gorgeous.
Tapestries by Urban Outfitters
What better way to immerse yourself in your memories than staring at a wall taken over by a tapestry of beautiful locations?! Urban Outfitters offers many of these beautiful pieces in different patterns and locations, with sales taking place occasionally so keep your eye out!
Photo Books by Shutterfly
Image via Shutterfly
Shutterfly offers dozens of photobook designs – for travel books alone. They have dozens of themes to choose from, so the possibilities really are endless! You’re able to customize and choose patterns. Plus, if you sign up for their e-mails, they often send out coupons for free photo books!
Phone Cases by Seattle’s Travels
Seattle’s Travels is a travel blog run by a Canadian with the city of an American name. Talk about unique! Not only does she blog, she also sells her own phone cases as well as posters, stickers and other decor items. Her items are unique and fairly priced!
World Map Duvet Cover from DENY Designs
I love this for a few reasons. First, it’s surprisingly difficult to find a travel inspired duvet cover, much less one of a world map, that isn’t overpowering. Second, the outlines of the country are more accurate than others I’ve seen. Italy is always a good indicator, as it usually ends up looking like a sad blob. And lastly, look at those colours within the borders. Gorgeous! You can find this (and at least one other world map designed duvet cover) over at DENY Designs.
Atlas Cork Board by Seattle’s Travels
Another gem from Seattle’s Travels! I have a thing for maps, can you tell? This cork board comes with a set of push pins and is adhesive, so you can move it around and pin all your photos, tickets and leftover currencies to them!