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7 beautiful ways to capture travel memories at home

7 beautiful ways to capture travel memories at home

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Last week in our non-travelling life we picked up the keys to a new house. We are thrilled and, after a couple of years of renting, have lots of plans to make it our own. Capturing our travel memories is high on my interior design wish list.

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I’ve been scouring the web and looking for tips to do just this. Here are the more creative and inspiring ways I’ve found to capture travel memories at home.

You may even see some of them featured in Tin Box Towers soon!

On the hunt for presents for the travellers in your life? Check out my posts with gift ideas for the whole family and gifts for campers.

Mark your territory

I’m very excited about this one as Mr Tin Box has bought me a Louisa Elizabeth map to plot, plan and record our travels as a family.

Louisa is an avid traveller herself and hand-illustrates each map to order. Mine will be gracing my office wall and I can’t wait to get pinning our destinations.

Price dependant on design.

Louisa Elizabeth illustrated map - capturing travel memories at home

Stamp collection

This is something the girls would love as it involves stamps. The Stamp Map* from prezzybox is a nifty way of ticking of destinations and quite literally making a mark on the world.

RRP £19.99.

Stamp map from prezzybox - capture travel memories at home

Frame special places

These personalised framed maps from In-Spaces have caught my eye before. They are a lovely way to capture places and experiences that mean something special to you.

Prices from £56.

INSPACES map art - capture travel memories at home

Shine a light on your travels

This would look wonderful in my new office. Sarah Walker Artshades stitched paper lamp shades use reclaimed Ordnance Survey maps and can be tailored to a destination close to your heart.

Prices start at £75.

Sarah Walker ArtShades - capture travel memories at home

Hang your moment in a mural

Why not immerse yourself in a holiday moment? These mural wallpapers from Wallsauce are amazing. You can choose from their range of images or use one of your own. They can even create a collage for you.

Price dependant on image and size.

Sunset Star Wall Mural - capture travel memories at home

Pin some polaroids

If, like me, you’re terrible at actually printing off pictures for the wall then a printing app might be the answer. I love the idea of this polaroid printing app from the Polaroid Print Store. It can turn pictures from your phone, Facebook or Instagram accounts into genuine polaroids.

How great would a few polaroid style photos look on a pin board in your kitchen? You can also order vintage looking photo books from your smartphone or tablet.

Price dependant on quantity and product.

Polaroids - capture travel memories at home

Have a memory block

Of course memories can be captured in more than pictures. Words play a large part in recording special moments from our travels.

A beautiful sign have created free standing blocks that you can have engraved with your own favourite thoughts on your holidays.

RRP £20.

Free standing block from A beautiful sign - capture travel memories at home

If you’re curious to see how our new home is going to look once we’ve moved in then my creative friend Diana White produced some interior design renders for us.

Here’s our dining room and lounge:

Dining room - Diana White Interior Designer

Living room - Diana White Interior Designer

Diana has an interior design and lifestyle blog if you’d like some inspiration for your own home.

As well as helping us to turn our new house into a home, Diana has also recently redesigned the Wardroom at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. We’re in great company!

*Disclosure: we were sent some of the items in this post in exchange for a mention on the blog. All opinions are our own.

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Monday 29th of April 2019

Great ideas here, I love the tip about the focus on doors. They can make such a dramatic difference, yet I never would have thought of it, thanks.


Sunday 24th of December 2017

My favourite thing is to keep all my holiday snaps in folders on my computer and each month or so setting a different folder as my screen saver. That way each time I come back to my computer during the day different random holiday shots are on the screen and remind me of my travels.

Nell (Pigeon Pair and Me)

Monday 29th of May 2017

These are beautiful! I especially like the mural wallpapers. Stunning.

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Monday 5th of June 2017

Fab, aren't they. I could sit in my house and imagine I was somewhere completely different :)

Lisa @ NatureImmerse

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

Trust me. Even the most mundane things you might collect during your trip – train tickets, receipts, bank notes – will become utterly fascinating a few months afterwards. After a few months you’ll probably won’t forget the name of the amazing dish you had or the whereabouts of that cool bar. This is why a good ol’ scrapbook is always a good idea!

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Friday 26th of May 2017

Good call! I've got boxes of things that I have to turn into scrap books :)

Cathy (Mummytravels)

Monday 22nd of May 2017

I love these - the lamp especially is fab but I really want some more travel themed decoration in my home too.

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