You’ve been to so many amazing places and done so many things. You love to surround yourself with memories of your latest trip and where you want to go next. Why not create a wanderlust filled home that reminds you of your favorite trips and experiences?
Displaying your travel photos isn’t always as simple as printing them out at your at-home printer and hanging them on the wall. Many travelers see their travel photos as their own genre of art, and they want them displayed in a creative, aesthetic way. This guide will share some top ideas for displaying your travel photos in a way that adds another layer of personality and style to your home.
1. Custom Painting
Those photos look spectacular when printed, but they also look even better when taken to the next level. Transforming your photos into paintings and other artwork is a way to make them look more personal, magical, or fit them to your other design elements.
If you’re an artist, whether experienced or willing to learn, you can take a stab at transforming your travel photography to painting yourself. If not, there are still a lot of affordable options for commissioning your own work of art with INSTAPAINTING. Turn your travel photography into a work of art that will last a lifetime.
2. Custom Photo Books
Some photos are worth looking back on again and again, but how do you choose which ones matter the most? If you’re not able to narrow down your favorites, a photo book might be the best choice for you. Photo books are a great choice if you want to share all of your favorite pictures with friends and families or as gifts.
Collect your memories on a bookshelf or coffee table with a photo book service like Snapfish or Chatbooks. Make your books as big or small as you want, and customize them with handwritten memories, graphic design, or another photo editing trick.
3. Changeable Cork Board
Sometimes you travel so much that you always want to leave room for something new in your photo display. If so, try a large cork board that you can switch up as you wish. From sharing your most recent postcards and travel memorabilia to planning out your latest trip, there’s always a new way to arrange your favorite wanderlust memories.
If you’re not a fan of the traditional cork board look, there are a lot of modern options that will fit your home aesthetic. One of the most popular options is a wire frame that you can easily clip some things onto. If you’re feeling crafty, you can even DIY a wire frame yourself.
4. Build a Shadowbox
A shadow box is a frame with enough depth to hold souvenirs and memorabilia as well as your photos. Decorate them however you want to create a physical representation of your favorite memories. Add photos, maps, ticket stubs, or other trinkets you picked up on your journey.
Arrange your shadowboxes throughout your home to create visual reminders of all of your favorite places. If you’re revisiting the same places, drill a small hole on the top of your shadowbox so you can slide in more souvenirs and memories along the way. Before you know it, you’ll have a box full of your favorite ticket stubs or maps.
5. Create a Photo Wall
Finally, one of the best ways to display your travel photos is as wall art. Aside from getting your photos transformed into paintings, you can simply print them and frame them however you wish. Make your own DIY gallery wall that showcases your favorite sights and views.
To keep your images looking cohesive as part of one gallery, consider editing them slightly. A photo filter or creative cropping can do wonders for your overall aesthetic. When in doubt, make them all black and white for a vintage-inspired take on your favorite travel pictures.
As you can see, there are so many ways to decorate your home with your favorite memories. To a traveler, these photos mean more than any souvenir. Remind yourself of just where you’ve been, as well as where you’re going next.1