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Top 5 decorative souvenirs

, / 11:53 PM April 21, 2017


So, you’re thinking of bringing back home some souvenirs from your big trip? It’s always fun to get something that will remind you of your grand adventures out in the world. The problem? Most souvenirs just get stuffed in a storage box and stuck inside a closet.

But there are some souvenirs that if placed in the open can add accents to your home and make it look much more interesting and inviting. Here are a few items you can buy as souvenirs that also make amazing home accents and decorations:

Seashells and Sand

Small shells and sand contained in a decorative jar or large conch shells that make for attractive centerpieces. They can also look very stylish on desks, giving them a nautical feel when used as paperweights or simply as a decoration. It’s definitely a low-key method of bringing the beach back to your home.


Flat, compact and easy to carry, postcards are very versatile items to take back from your travels. The pictures on the cardstock make for charming travel memories while also being an interesting item to show off or talk to your guests about. Post them on your desk or corkboard to accentuate your space with this simple decoration or place them in picture frames you can easily prop on walls or on coffee tables.

Street Art

A very obvious but fun choice. Many countries have budding artists lining up parks and sidewalks selling unique pieces of artistry that you can hang around your living room or doorway. From the detailed canvas works to the colorfully comical caricatures, each one is unique to the country of its origin and will definitely be an eye-catching piece of work.


Another obvious yet tasteful choice of decorative souvenirs is glasswork or pottery. The elegant shapes of the molded glassware and the bold colors and materials of pottery can bring some flavor to the barest of houses. It will take a bit of careful thought and planning when taking it home intact, though; so keep that in mind while you decide to purchase it.

Rugs or Cloth Covers

This handicraft souvenir is the perfect companion to floors, side tables and even walls that need a bit of dazzle to them. Souvenir rug or cloth piece designs, much like paintings, are different from country to country; sometimes they sport subdued colors and simplistic designs to complicated patterns in a variety of loud colors. Before purchasing it, think about whether it will fit into your overall interior style and whether you have a place to put it in once you’ve brought it back home.

Don’t just make your souvenirs gather dust in the corner of your closet or attic. Buy souvenirs you can proudly show off along with your cozy home. Not only does it make your living space a lot more pleasing to look at, but it shows you’re well-traveled and have seen parts of the world. But remember: “Less is more”! Don’t buy so many souvenirs all at once and make your overall living space look more cluttered than it already is.


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