Travel Themed Decor Inspiration

Hello again! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I’m back with another mood board for your decoration inspiration. Reflecting on summer memories led to this travel themed decor compilation!

This travel themed decor mood board gives you classic decorating picks plus tips for making travel decor match your interests and destinations. #remodelaholic

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Growing up with two teachers for parents, summer time was always family time. Since my parents didn’t have to take time off work, we made sure to go on a family vacation at least once each summer, even if it wasn’t a big trip. So naturally, summer time, for me, always brings up memories of traveling, and this month, I had that on the brain as I was putting together this travel themed moodboard.

Travel Themed Decor Inspiration

Mood Board


Travel Themed Decor Sources

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City Prints  |  Dark Blue Rug  |  Chandelier  |  Floor Pouf

Coffee Table  |  Union Jack Pillow  |  Animal Wall Hooks

Compass Pillow  |  Succulents  |  Mid Century Plant Stand


Tips for Decorating with a Travel Theme

Here are some tips for getting a well-traveled look:

Don’t get too hung up on a theme.

The best approach to avoid the ‘room in a bag’ look is to let things evolve naturally. Sometimes when you’re traveling, the most memorable moments come from spontaneity, and decorating can be the same. Getting too hung up on a ‘theme’ can take the life out of your decor, making it feel too rigid and stuffy.

Go for a collected look.

A great way to avoid that overly themed look is to go for more of a collected-over-time vibe that has a more authentic travel feel to it. Pull one or two main colors out to carry through the space, but otherwise, look for pieces that have a subtle well-traveled aesthetic and let the room evolve around them.

Include some history.

Part of the fun of traveling is seeing all the historic landmarks and feeling like you’re experiencing a small part of that history. Bring this feeling into your space by incorporating a few vintage pieces into the decor. The authentic history of vintage or antique furniture will automatically make the room have a collected feeling, like it has a story to tell. And we all know that the best trips always result in a great story!

More Travel Themed Decor Inspiration

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Image Source: Apartment Therapy Photo Credit: Roberta Eaton
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As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. I’d love for you to visit me over on my site,, or follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram for more updates and inspiration. Have a great day, friends!


More travel decor:

A Travel-Inspired Master Bedroom

A Travel Inspired Home Office

Officing Around the World

Free Printable Vintage US Travel Posters

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Dawn is one half of the team behind the creative blog, AD Aesthetic. By day she works as the VP of Creative for a design and marketing company (getting paid to make things look good!), while by night she renovates her Midwest home, refinishes thrift-store furniture for fun, and works with her husband on raising two tiny humans. Dawn believes in the potential to design your surroundings and your life one day at a time, and lives by the motto, 'Make everything beautiful.' Get to know her better by visiting her blog,, or following along on Facebook and Instagram.

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