Simple ways to incorporate travel into your home with Desenio

For me, buying our own home earlier this year, meant one thing. Being able to make it exactly how we wanted it, bringing in bits of both our interests to the flat instantly be recognisable as ours. Of course, for us, that meant incorporating into our home.

Travel has been such a massive part of our lives and will continue you to be going forward, so it was essential for me that is was reflected at home.

The 'New York Travel' and 'Barcelona Travel' poster from Desenio

The ‘New York Travel’ and ‘Barcelona Travel’ poster from Desenio

During the move, Pinterest became my go-to source of inspiration, and I spent hours pinning ideas of how we could incorporate travel into our new home without it looking like a tacky souvenir shop. I also love the Scandi minimalist cool colour trend which is currently popular, a lot of inspiration was taken from there as well.

It was also on Pinterest that I stumbled upon Desenio. Desenio is a Swedish-based company which offers a wide range of posters, prints and frames. Not only are their prints cool, capturing all the latest interior trends, they are good quality too – printed on 200g uncoated, FSC-certified and age resistant paper with a medium matt finish. Importantly they are affordable, with prints starting from just £2.95. Desenio has a whole section on their website dedicated to ‘maps and cites’, so I instantly knew I would be buying prints from them.

The Desenio maps and cities range include classic black and white maps to Instagram worthy shots of well-known cities. In the end, I choose two illustration city pieces by the designer Henry Rivers for our bedroom, based on New York and Barcelona, and I will shortly be adding San Francisco to the collection as well. I love the bold, simple designs of this collection, and it goes perfectly in with the theming of our room without looking overbearing.  I also adored the luggage tag collection as well, and am considering purchasing a few of these pieces for our hallway.

Desenio also sells frames, again at a low cost, the relevant frames are linked on the same page as the prints, making it easy to ensure you get the correct size. I was really impressed with the quality and ease of ordering from Desenio and recommend using them if you are looking to inject some personality into your home with artwork.


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Another requirement in our home was to have my travel books displayed. I have a huge collection of travel guides which I have collected over the years and cannot bear to part with. They have all been displayed on a bookcase in our hallway. Which has a few odd bits I have picked up over the years while travelling, like a compass I picked up from a market stall in India and a hand tiled placemat from Sarajevo.

I also have a letterboard which displays our upcoming trips, however, this actually takes ages to do as it is so fiddly, so I do not know how often this will actually get updated.

After filling various scrapbooks with plane tickets, stubs and random paper mementoes over the years, I have now decided just to fill a box with all the memories instead, which can also hold fewer bigger pieces, such as Minnie ears from our last trip to Florida. The box is covered in maps with the quote ‘Adventure is out there’ and sits on the bottom of our ladder shelf which holds various board games and my trusty sidekick Google home.

Alongside travel, other parts of our personality of also present as well. Gaming for DJ and of course, animals for me. Injecting parts of your personality into your home is something I personally love, and I knew travel influences would be highly present in our flat. I am looking forward to adding bits in over the years and will continue to keep an eye on Desenio as they update their collections.


Are you looking to add some new pieces to your home?

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Use the code “yoko.meshi” at the checkout between August 21st and 23rd for 25% off  posters*


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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Desenio.

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