Searching for unique ways to display your travel photos when you get home? You came to the right place!
From dream destinations to outdoor adventures, you likely take hundreds of photos to capture your top travel moments on your phone or camera.
Photos help us revisit a place and can spark creativity when you see them in your home.
Here are 10 unique ways to display your best travel photos to fuel your wanderlust in between trips.
1) Turn your travel photos into hand-painted works of art with Paintru
Paintru makes it easy and affordable to transform your most memorable travel moments into a painting that you’ll love forever. The concept is simple. Choose your favorite travel photo and turn it into a customized hand-painted oil, acrylic, watercolor, or charcoal painting.
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- Select your favorite travel photo and upload it to Paintru. (You can use your computer or phone.)
- Choose your medium. (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Charcoal.)
- Select the size and frame to display your beautiful travel images. (Rolled Canvas, Framed, or Stretched.)
- Add any notes for the artist. (For example, you can choose to remove people from an image.)
Prices range from $185 to $655, and shipping is always free in the U.S.
2. Make a Travel Gallery Wall
Wow your guests with a display of your best travel photos printed on your wall. Mix and match different sizes and mediums to create a travel gallery wall of your favorite pics. You can select a theme like beaches, your favorite dive spots, or mountains you’ve climbed. You can even choose to highlight a specific location, like your dream trip to Indonesia.
3. Create a scrapbook for your guests to sign
If you love having guests over, create an album of your favorite travel photos, and leave some room for your guests to sign the pages. If you’re an Airbnb host, this is a great way to show some personality and give your guests an idea of where in the world you’ve been. You might even include a few tips on these locations, just in case you inspire someone to visit one of the places you recently visited.
4. Use reclaimed materials to display your photos.
Get creative and make a DIY driftwood frame. Glue small pieces of driftwood to a frame you already have. You can also use twine or rustic string to wrap around a rod or piece of driftwood and create a photo display to hang your favorite travel photos. There isn’t a right or wrong way, and it’s a great way to repurpose some materials you might already have. LED lights will also add an extra glow to your display.
You can also opt to skip the driftwood, and use string and clips to display your photos on your wall. Pinterest has so many ideas to make your own.
5. Use your best travel photos to create a calendar to inspire you to book your next trip.
When you’re staring at photos of Bali in February and landscape shots of Hawaii in March, a travel calendar will motivate you to plan your next holiday. Use high-resolution images and choose between an 8×12 photo or a collage of your top solo travel adventures for each month. Valentines’ Day gift, sorted!
6. Unique Gift Ideas
Speaking of gifts, you can pretty much put your travel photos on anything, including mugs, magnets, t-shirts, and ornaments. Make it your own by adding a picture of your favorite beach or sunset. Let mom know you’re doing fine by sending her a postcard from your latest trip.
7. Pin your travel photos on a map to remind you of where you’ve been
Remember where you’ve been by adding a printed picture or Polaroid of your travels to a map. It’s the same idea as adding a pin to a new country or city, but instead, you’re adding a personal touch to your map. Decorate your home office or guest room with a collection of photos from around the world.
8. Capture your favorite memories in a photo book displaying your top travel photos.
We’re always thinking about travel, and capturing your favorite snaps in a photo book is a brilliant way to remember your first solo trip or take you back to the place you’ve visited. It’s also a great gift idea too. To speed up the process, organize your favorite photos in a folder on your computer so you can upload them quickly.
9. Save the dates or holiday cards.
Light up someone’s holiday with your travel themed Christmas card. You can also showcase your love on the save the dates for your wedding. Travel photos taken in dreamy locations make for a great backdrop!
10. Store travel photos in a journal or keepsake box.
Whenever you get the travel bug, reach for your travel journal or keepsake box to remind you of your fondest travel memories. For some extra encouragement, add testimonials and kind words to your journal that you can look at when you need an extra confidence boost.
There are so many unique ways you can display your best travel photos. After you’ve posted your photos on the gram, and before you let them sit in your hard drive forever, print them so you can remember the journey and any funny stories that happened on your trip.
From custom hand-painted art to driftwood displays, get creative when decorating your home or office.
What’s your favorite creative way to display your travel photos? We love ideas, and we can’t wait to hear yours!
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Thank you Paintru for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.