When my children were younger, there was nothing I liked more than to read to them. From the time they were babies until they decided that they wanted to read on their own, story time was our time together.
And we read hundreds of books. Everything from “Goodnight Moon” to “Barnyard Dance” to “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See.” Some of my favorite books were the ones that related to travel and seeing different parts of the world – probably because I love to travel and hoped to instill that in my children. I can remember reading them:
· Oh, The Place You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
· Busy, Busy World by Richard Scarry
· Maisy Goes on a Plane by Lucy Cousins
· My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone
· Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman by Maira Kalman
· This Is Paris by Miroslav Sasek
When they were born, they each had a beautiful nursery that I adored. But now as I’m a little wistful for those younger years, I really wish I had done a travel themed room for at least one of them. So, I got to thinking…what kind of things would I put in a travel themed room? And here are some of my favorite finds!
There’s something about the travel theme that just invokes a bit more sophisticated tone when it comes to décor - and I love this crib sheet. It is simple in its colors – making it great for both genders. And, it definitely has you thinking world explorer!
I couldn’t limit myself to sharing just one of these incredible duvet covers – so check out the entire selection. These would be great for older children, and they have TONS of options that fit with the travel theme.
No travel themed room would be complete without a world map. This one is 24”x18” inches and would look amazing displayed above a crib or bed.
Storage is crucial in any child’s room – no matter what the child’s age - and these storage bins are the cutest! Each storage bin is themed around a city, and you can choose from: New York, Paris, London, Seoul, Singapore, San Francisco, or Rome.
Another gorgeous storage solution are these vintage suitcases. They would like ideal in a child’s bedroom if you are looking for some decorative and stylish storage solutions.
I’m always searching for throw pillow covers. I love them because they can easily be changed with the seasons or as themes and décor change. And, I’ve always thought that throw pillows truly make a bed look spectacular (much to my husband’s chagrin). These covers would work perfectly in a travel themed room! Place them on a bed or chair for an added travel element.
How sweet is this pillow? Your child will definitely be ready for adventures with this pillow in his room!
I’m a huge fan of wall decals. They’re easy to put up. Can be customized with almost any quote or saying. And, they can be taken down and replaced with something new when you’re ready. This “Adventure Awaits” decal fits the travel theme perfectly – and is great for all ages.
When it comes to creating a travel themed room, there are numerous directions you could take. You could choose a specific city - Paris and London are very popular - or you could go global and give your child the world.
As Wallace Stevens Said, “The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.”