Create a Travel-Themed Nursery

If you want to design a nursery that stands the test of time, you’ll need to avoid decorating fads and stick to a classic theme. What’s more classic than a travel-themed nursery? With just a few unique décor pieces, you can create a nursery that’s gender-neutral and perfect for your baby. Here’s the easiest way to create a travel-themed nursery worth bragging about:

Use Maps

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Maps are cheap, so they make the perfect decorating tool. Pick maps based on locations or even just the colors on the map. Whichever maps you choose, find unique places for them, like behind the crib or even on a lamp shade.

Framed Art

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Photo Credit: FreeImages.com

What are some of your favorite locations around the world? Paris? Tokyo? New York City? This is your chance to feature your favorite places and stay consistent with the travel theme. You can put these above the changing table or make them the focal point of the nursery.

Modes of Transportation

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One of the best ways to convey a travel theme is to use images of different modes of transportation, including cars, trains, planes, boats, or even camels, depending on the exact feel you’re going for. You can use toys as props or even use transportation decals on the wall or on a canvas.

Wood or Natural Elements

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The earth has a lot of natural textures, so incorporating those natural elements into the nursery can give your décor depth. It can also add something unique to your design, something no one else has thought to include. Bamboo or woven shades bring an earthiness with them, no matter if your exact theme is an African safari or a Chinese excursion.

Suitcases and Trunks

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Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Strategically place old suitcases and trunks around the room. But if they pose a threat, make sure to put them up high, out of the reach of your child. Trunks and old vintage suitcases will give an instant travel vibe to any space.

What’s your favorite travel-themed design element?

 

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