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Travel Inspired Room

Outside of work, a lot of my time is spent in my room. I do a lot of writing in my room, I watch TV in my room, I often eat meals in my room, basically I love my room, and since I spend so much time in it, I want to be inspired by it. Over the last few years I’ve really built my room to be a place that I love and the main reason is because it is built off travel inspiration. In every country I visit I try to bring back something for my room or apartment, and even though some of those things I don’t have room for yet, I hope one day I’ll have a house entirely lined with memories from my adventures.

A few weekends ago I bought my first fancy camera, a Fuji xA2, that I’m absolutely in love with, and to celebrate I thought I’d share with you through photos what some of my travel inspiration in my room is, and where it came from!

License Plate Sign Mexico This sign was purchased from a little shop in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and is made from old license plates. I love it because it is so unique, and is a saying that I need to constantly be reminded of.

Travel Bedroom This isn’t necessarily travel related, but I included it because I thought it may give someone some inspiration of what to do with all those old boarding pass stubs. This was created from different concerts, festivals, and events I’ve gone to over the years.

Amsterdam Paintings I purchased both of these while on my first solo trip to Amsterdam. The top one I purchased from the friendliest artist in Zaanse Schans in The Netherlands, and the bottom one was purchased by an artist in Amsterdam selling her amazing and vibrant paintings.

Travel Bedroom The black and white prints I’ve had in my room for years, and were not purchased on any adventure of mine. The top photo was purchased from a wonderful man in a wheelchair that we met while visiting Cambodia (note that you can see the man in a wheelchair at the front of the boat), and lastly, the cross is hand-painted from Mexico.

Buddha from Thailand

My little buddha was bought when I traveled Southeast Asia. I wanted to bring back a lucky buddha that I could keep in my room as not necessarily something that brought me luck, but reminded me of how lucky I am and was to travel to Southeast Asia!

Travel Bedroom

I got this for Christmas from Urban Outfitters and I absolutely love how it looks like an old fashioned suitcase when it’s closed. Both the top of the lid and inside of the lid is covered in an old school map design and it truly is the perfect gift for a music and travel lover.

Travel Scentsy Another thing I didn’t buy on my travels but matches my room perfectly. It’s my Paris-themed Scentsy wax warmer. It makes my room smell like a tropical paradise and fits right in with everything else in my room!

Travel Themed Bedroom Usually I get sick of comforters pretty quick but I have yet to get sick of this one, probably because I don’t get sick of anything travel related. This comforter is also reversible! On top of my bed I also have a gorgeous handmade colourful pillow from Mexico.

Travel Bedroom My city skyline lamp is actually from WalMart and although it was cheap, I love it because it compliments the rest of my room perfectly. Next to my lamp, I have a dream catcher that I purchased in El Salvador when I was going through a phase of having terrible nightmares, it actually worked and has been by my bed ever since!

Travel Themed Room Although I’ve never gone to Africa, it is on my bucket list and this painting was brought back from one of my close friends who went on a Semester at Sea and visited Africa.

Netherlands Clogs My clogs were the one thing I needed to purchase when I went to The Netherlands. I bought them at the cutest little clog maker, that showed us how they make them!

Check out this travel bloggers amazing travel themed room too, VickyFlipFlopTravels. Is your room lined with travel inspiration? Share your photos & posts in the comments! 

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10 Comments

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    Shelly @ Norway To Nowhere
    April 25, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I totally have that urban outfitters record player too! I’m in love with it!! Also really adore the paintings you got from The Netherlands – they’re gorgeous 🙂

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    Aileen
    April 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    If only I had the time and creativity as you do, I’d love to have this kind of room as well! Great job on decorating your room. It can surely ignite some serious wanderlust spell 😉

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      Lauren
      April 25, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      My room didn’t happen overnight. As I travel, I slowly have collected things and not even on purpose, my room transformed into a complete travel theme 🙂

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    Megan Kennedy
    April 25, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I love your room. Inspiring!

    I need to incorporate travel into my decor, but hesitate as my landlord might be tearing down the house in a year. At the very least, I’m inspired to print some of my travel photos for my wall.

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      Lauren
      April 25, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Sorry to hear about your house! Printing out photos helps a lot though, if you go to an office supply/print shop, they can print you big copies of your photos for cheap 🙂

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    Escaping Abroad
    April 25, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    That’s quite the tricked out travel decor – really like the African art!

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    Meg Jerrard
    April 26, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Love it! I especially love your lamp 🙂 We have Paris toothbrush holders decorated with the Eiffel tower lol that’s my bathroom decoration; I have to make my room more travel inspired!

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    kanika kalia
    April 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Wow your room is so so so inspiring…. Love that comforter…. heading to Bed Bath and Beyond right now 🙂

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    Andrea
    April 27, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Yes! Great room inspiration. Mine is currently in tween mode and I’ve been slowly updating it. The only travel related things I have are two maps. And nice camera 🙂 I just purchased a Canon Powershot and have been loving it (it was hard to give up the money but the quality is worth it aha)

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      Lauren
      April 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      I totally know how you feel about the camera. I just recently bought a Fuji xA2 and I love it, but my credit card did not love it!

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