Using Travel Art to decorate your home is a beautiful way to inspire wanderlust! When it comes to travel wall decor, there are endless possibilities – from vintage travel artwork to framed landscapes and city skylines to airplane art. If you are searching for the best travel-themed wall art ideas for 2021, we’ve got you covered! We have rounded up the absolute best wanderlust wall art for home decoration.
Travel Decor: World Travel Wall Art
World maps top our list for wanderlust wall decor – and you can find our top picks in our blog post on our homepage.
That said, world maps are only one category of travel wall décor. There are numerous other travel wall art ideas – and we have used many of them to decorate our own home.
After my first trip to Europe, I was gifted a framed picture of Paris; it was a city view from the top of the Notre Dame with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. The poster-sized photograph was mounted on my wall for years – and every time I looked at it, I remembered my first trip to (what has now become) one of my favorite cities in the world.
In fact, the travel art traveled with me from apartment to apartment for 15 years – until we left America to become full-time travelers. (Don’t worry though; I gifted it to a good friend who is equally stoked about traveling!).
Pro Tip: Travel art wall décor makes a great gift! Use our tips below for the best travel-inspired wall art present. If you can’t find the perfect gift here, check out this list of Unique Travel Gifts.
There are hundreds – if not thousands – of travel wall art ideas. We have waded through heaps of world travel wall decor in search of only the best travel-themed artwork – and narrowed it down to 9 different categories. For each travel decor category, we share a few specific travel artwork pieces.
City Poster Retro Wall Art
We love vintage travel decorating ideas – but more specifically, we love Retro travel-theme wall art! With clean lines and vivid colors, retro vintage travel wall art posters are an eye-catching and cool way to display your love for travel.
New York City Art Deco Wall Art
A classic NYC retro print, the wall hanging is available in various sizes and either framed or unframed (with a range of prices, too!).
Amalfi Coast Wall Art + More Destinations!
Certain to brighten any room, this retro Amalfi wall art poster is printed on premium quality photo paper. Available in 4 different sizes, there are more than 40 cities offered in the same style – from Amsterdam wall art to Tokyo’s Mount Fuji to the London skyline.
Travel Artwork Photographs
Photography is a one of our favorite artforms – both to create and to display. Framed travel art prints of famous landmarks and city skylines are wanderlust-worthy wall hangings!
Landmarks and Skylines Travel Decor
Photographs of iconic monuments and city landscapes are perfect wall hangings. Whether you are dreaming of seeing these places in person or want a professional, framed photograph in remembrance of a trip, landmark and skyline photographs are ideal!
4 City Travel Art Prints
This 4-piece travel canvas art in black-and-white with a splash of red is an affordable – yet remarkable – collection of city photographs. The panels can be displayed in a grid, in a line or on separate walls. Paris, London, Rome and New York are featured in this 4-Panel travel wall art canvas.
Wanderlust Wall Art: City Maps + Transport Routes
When we travel to a new city, we pore over maps of the city layout. In fact, we study city maps so intensely that they become part of our trip memories. What better way to remember a walking route through the city than with a city map? We like the black-and-white maps, but antique map wall art of a specific city is interesting, too.
Transportation maps – like the London Tube or New York City subway system – make cool travel map wall art, too.
Better yet, get a trio of canvas, ready-to-hang maps of a few of the world’s best cities: Paris, New York and London!
Beach and Nature Travel Wall Decor
Travelers who prefer nature over cities will find an abundance of options for natural travel art. From beaches to iconic natural wonders to wide open spaces, nature scenes are an idyllic way to escape everyday life while you daydream of future trips.
Beach Wall Art
There is a great variety in beach art – from soothing and tranquil abstract beach wall art to palm tree pictures to 3D beach wall art. The options are endless…and what you buy all depends on your style!
Iconic Landscapes and Natural Wonders
Artwork of natural wonders – like the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest – is an excellent addition to a home or office. Natural landscapes often inspire people to book epic trips, like Appalachian Trail Wall Art motivating someone to embark on an iconic hike, or Antelope Canyon Wall Art encouraging travelers to make travel plans to the American southwest.
Travel Quote Wall Art
Travel quotes wall art is a unique reminder of why we love to travel. There are many styles of Travel Quotes wall decor – the quote over a travel photo, cut outs and adhesive wall art sayings. While Travel Quote Art will certainly look good in any room in your house, there are a few sayings that work well in specific rooms.
For example, the ‘Eat Well Travel Often’ Wall Art quote is a great wall hanging for the kitchen. ‘Live Love Travel’ wall art is best suited for the bedroom or cozy family room space. For a child’s room, we like the framed ‘Adventure Awaits’. And, general travel quotes work well anywhere in the house where you display travel photos or memorabilia.
Travel Quote Wall Decals
A wanderlust wall sticker is another great way to display travel quotes on your wall. The Road Not Taken wall art would look good in any room in the house!
Airplane Art for Walls
For many people, the airplane is the ultimate symbol synonymous with travel. Planes are not only a mode of transportation, but a part of the overall travel experience. Travelers can admire airplanes from their own home with airplane wall art.
There are many styles of airplane canvas wall art – including airplane panel wall art. One of the most interesting artworks we have seen is an airplane wing wall art photo with the NYC skyline in the background. What made it totally unique, however, is that the airplane wall art panels stack vertically, rather than horizontally.
Airplane Propeller Wall Art
Airplane propellers are an exceptional way to display a fondness for aviation and travel. An airplane metal wall art piece can be featured on its own – or surrounded by other travel artwork.
Country and Continent Travel Artwork
If your travels are focused on a specific country or continent, you can decorate the walls of your home with a variety of travel artwork from those specific places.
Americana Wall Art
There is a vast range of American wall art to commemorate travels throughout America. Some top rated items are American Flag Wall Art (Wood), Route 66 signs, retro diner posters and unique USA maps.
Continent and Regional Wall Art
In our travels abroad and in our own searches for home décor we have come across fabulous art that features or represents an entire continent or region.
For example, we found a colorful Africa Map Wall Art watercolor painting on canvas and a picturesque European street scene. Asian-Inspired Wall Art can also be quite captivating – and is featured in frames on tapestries and on Asian wall art panels. Asian-themed wall art can be bold or subdued, serene or chaotic.
Creative Wall Art: Travel-Themed
Travel-themed wall decor does not have to be related to a specific destination…it can just be about travel!
DIY Travel Wall Art
Some of the best travel wall decor ideas are the ones you come up with yourself! Travelers can create an arts and crafts style wall art display using personal momentous – like ticket stubs, airline tickets and photos. If you are going to use your own photographs, make sure you use a good camera for your travels (we like the DSLR Canon Rebel; it takes phenomenal photos, is easy to use and comes with a bundle of fun accessories!).
Another way to create fun travel photo wall art is to use professional snapshots and postcards from places around the world.