1. Art prints
There's no easier way to update a boring wall or shelf than to add a jazzy new art print. Travelling is an excellent opportunity to browse local artist studios and pop culture stores for cool new art prints that speak to the culture of the country you are visiting. Look for a print that is not only stylish and eye-catching, but that also reminds you of the country it came from. Best part? They're super light and easy to transport!
From vases to bowls, plates and tea pots, buying a ceramic memento painted in a style specific to your destination is a wonderful way to take home holiday memories. Pick a piece tat can be safely transported in your luggage, such as a bowl, vase or trivet.
3. Cushions covers
While packing a cushion in your suitcase may seem like an impossible task, simply packing a cushion cover - which can be folded up small - is much easier! A great way to update your interior scheme or add flair to old furniture, cushions are a key decorating item. Pick a cover either made from a traditional fabric, or embroidered with local designs.
If you're looking for a show-stopping travel souvenir, you can go past a rug. Whether you choose a traditional Persian carpet or a French designer floor covering, rugs are usually easy to get shipped back to your home country.
5. Throw blankets
A throw blanket is another great affordable way to add colour to your home. When travelling abroad, be sure to check out the local soft furnishing offerings, such as these cotton Cambodian traditional blankets.
6. Decorative objects
From small boxes and candle holders to little statuettes and jewellery stands, picking up a decorative object while on holiday is the perfect way to display your travel trinkets in style once you get home. Be sure to check out antique stores too, as these can be a great place to look for vintage candlestick holders or other collectibles.
7. Christmas decorations
Should you be so lucky as to visit an authentic European Christmas market, be sure to pic up some beautiful Christms decorations, so that you can remember the holiday every holiday season.
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