I’ve spent the better half of the last year collecting and creating things to fit into my travel-themed room. Around ninety percent of my room was thrifted or made by me. I really enjoy waking up surrounded by my passion, and it is always a great reminder of what I love and where I want to be in the future.
I’ve made a quick YouTube video to make it easier to see the entire room. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I worked really hard and I’m very proud of what I accomplished on such a small budget. I’ve posted close-ups and extra information below.
Hope you enjoy :)
The picture frames were either purchased at Goodwill, Aaron Brothers, or I made them myself. I took the photos while abroad, and made sure to put some of my favorite places on display. I have Paris, Munich, Cinque Terre, Scotland and Santa Barbara above my dresser.
I also decorated with a random assortment of trinkets and souvenirs from abroad. I really tried to keep everything very simple and low-key.
More trinkets from abroad (Buddha from China, picture from my year in Scotland), one of my travel journals, and the “Secret Garden”, my favorite story.
I saw a suitcase table on Etsy a while back for a whopping $300, and decided it made a lot more sense to make my own. Along with being a kick-ass reading table, I also use the bottom two for storage. The big brown suitcase was from Goodwill, the middle suitcase was gifted to me, and the top suitcase is actually a record player that my brother bought off of Amazon. I put a couple travel books on top, some crocodile souvenirs my friends and family have collected along the way, and another picture of Scotland.
To the right is an Ikea chair with a map pillow from Target. I used another slim suitcase (from Goodwill) to prop up my lamp.
I saw a poster like this on UrbanOutfitters.com but it was way out of my price range and looked pretty easy to recreate. I bought the frame at Goodwill and all the craft supplies from Michaels. I love this poster! I think it represents myself and my blog perfectly :)
These canvases were also another DIY project I took on. I bought the canvases from Aaron Brothers, and mod-podged travel-themed tissue paper onto them. The first one has birds and postage stamps, the second one is text about adventure and discovery, and the third is just a splattering of Parisian symbols and text.
I bought this teapot holder from Goodwill after discovering them in Germany. The hedgehog is also an homage to my time spent in Deutschland. I created the candle holders by tying some twine around mason jars, finding chalkboard stickers and chalk, and decorating them with peace, love, and travel.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look around my room and that it gave you some great ideas! Let me know what you think down below!