Those of us with a travel bug sometimes find time at home a bit trying. It seems unreasonable to expect a living room to contain our sense of adventure — but, alas, trips require savings, savings require work, and work requires you to stay in the country. So, we bide our time and seek ways to bring a sense of excitement home. Here are a few ways to keep your wanderlust in check:
A map of the world is a truly classic piece of wall art, and there are more stylish options than ever. In place of the bright blue oceans and multicolored countries of the school maps of your youth, seek a treasure that enhances the other colors in your room. We’re loving the mix of colors and creativity in pieces by Michael Tompsett or this historically cool magnetic piece complete with ships to your next destination.
Remember that game from when you were a kid where you close your eyes, spin the globe, and point to where you’re going to live? It’s still fun. Globes are completely cool again, and there’s a world of choices. A desktop globe is a nice way to accent a home office, and a floor standing globe is a classic piece of mid-century charm. Take a spin!
Pack Your Trunks
The airlines might prefer your overhead-approved luggage, but there was a time when a hefty trunk was just the thing for a cross-country trip. Today, these classic pieces are better-suited as a coffee table or ottoman. A centerpiece with storage helps you keep the room tidy, too. We’re tripping on this masculine, heavy-duty foot locker right now.
Another classic travel trunk look is to have many styles and/or sizes stacked together. You can create your own eclectic grouping, or make it easy with a matching set.
When you close your eyes and picture your favorite place, what do you see? Chances are, a couple of colors come to mind. Maybe you dream of India, with its bright, saturated hues. Or maybe you long to travel to foggy London and you see the Union Jack. If you love the beach, the milder tones of sand and sea. Go ahead and take inspiration from coloration and make these the primary or accent colors in your favorite space. It’s an easy way to ‘be there’ even when you have to be here.
– Guest blogger John Rost