Global Touches for the Travel-Obsessed

I am sure I'm not alone in missing travel. It is probably the thing I am most eager to return to normal. I yearn to go abroad again and experience other cultures, cuisines, and landscapes. If you're like me and have a severe case of wanderlust, then it may be energizing to bring some global touches to your home. Not only can it be a fun way to highlight your love for exploring, but playing with an array of styles gives your home loads of character. Check out some of my favorite adventure-inspired pieces (and click on the product names to shop).

Wall Art

Whether you like framed prints or mirrors, wall pieces are a great way to bring some worldly aesthetic to your place. These beauties will instantly create a stylish focal point to dress up any room.

  1. Vitava River Cruise Print. If this photograph by Hulett doesn't make you want to go to Prague, I don't know what will.

  2. Anthony To Big Bend Print Set. Captured by Ryann Ford, these prints will remind you of the beautiful Southwest.

  3. Fringe Mirror. I am smitten with this beautiful and unique mirror that feels reminiscent of tribal attire.

  4. Zulu Leaf Framed Art. This showstopper piece was handcrafted by artisans in India.

  5. Hallway I Print. The original rendering was created by Bangkok-based art house Coup D’Esprit.

ECG Adventure Inspired Art


It is a design principle that every room should have multiple light sources. The great thing is this, leaves plenty of opportunity to add a little global glow (literally). Here are some knock-outs.

  1. Whisper Pendant. The loosely woven rattan feels like it was found in a coastal village.

  2. Flowering Lotus Pendant. I love how artistic and vintage this looks. The lotus flower is also a significant symbol in Chinese culture.

  3. Carved Wood Table Lamp. The mango wood base is carved with vines and birds of paradise for tropical flair.

  4. Whit Pendant. Switching gears a bit, I love how modern and sleek this light is. It gives off Euro-chic vibes to me.

  5. Tallis Arc Floor Lamp. The triple light paired with rattan drums feel fit for a stylish abode in Asia.

ECG Travel Inspired Lighting


Most textiles are produced abroad, and rugs are no exception. Turkey and Morocco in particular are meccas for stylish floor coverings. Although some of these are produced in the US, they draw inspiration from across the globe.

  1. Zebra Print Hide Rug. If you are feeling wild, then this rug is for you.

  2. Ephesus Moroccan Rug. With an understated design and plush pile, you'll love how soft this one is.

  3. Naturals Tobago Rug. This is a classic look that's both earthy and contemporary.

  4. Vintage Turkish Rug No. 12. It may be a small but it is big on style.

  5. Layla Flatweave Dhurrie. A staple design of South Asian countries, this rug was printed by artisans in India.

ECG Global Inspired Rugs

Throw Pillows

Pillows are easily my favorite home accessory, and it is pretty clear why. These global cushions are a great place to rest your head as you daydream about all the places you'll go.

  1. Monte Pillow - Set of 2. The traditional medallion look gives off old world charm.

  2. Kabela Pillow in Terracotta. I dig the geometric pattern paired with a rich color pop.

  3. White Lines Mudcloth Pillow. Originating from West Africa, mudcloth is a staple material due to its ruggedness and texture.

  4. Blush Tribal Pillow No. 2. Its unique design will give a little "wow" factor to any sofa or bed.

  5. Indigo Batik Pillow. I cannot get enough of this gorgeous throw made with traditional Indonesian techniques.

ECG Global Inspired Pillows

Objects and Accents

Last but certainly not least, decorative objects are a final easy way to channel your travel bug. These are great for embellishing a bookshelf or coffee table. Whatever you do, make sure they're easily visible.

  1. Found Decorative Bowls. This carved set adds a stunning, rustic touch.

  2. Leena Rattan Wrapped Pitcher. I love a chic tablescape and this pitcher is a lovely addition for indoor or outdoor hosting.

  3. Indah Rattan Bowl. As you can tell, rattan is a tried-and-true material for this aesthetic.

  4. African Recycled Glass Beads. Drape these in a bowl or over a book to instantly enhance the vignette.

  5. Hand-Carved Wooden Buddha. If you are Buddhist or practice meditation or yoga, this would be an awesome sculpture to include in your favorite mindfulness spot.

ECG Global Inspired Accents

It is official. I now want to travel even more. Until we can jetset again, my friends!

Cover Image: Pinterest Top Image: Sundling Studio

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