I’m in the midst of a nursery design for the arrival of my little girl this fall, and the process has taken me back two years to when I assembled my son’s room. My husband and I have been fortunate enough to travel the world for both business and pleasure, and it was important to me to incorporate our love for travel into our firstborn’s room. As with any theme, you can bring a sense of adventure to a nursery in an all-encompassing way or in little pieces that hint at the world’s possibilities. Here are 20 colorful items to inspire your little explorer. — Laura from JourneyChic
Come Fly With Me Crib Bedding

I just adore this bedding for a boy’s room, not only for its travel-inspired print, but also for the bright, bold colors.

Amazing Pair of Pendant Lights by The Boomin Granny

Buy this pair of pendant lights or try your own DIY version with an old globe from eBay and a lighting kit.

World Map Ceiling Light Fixture
All Around the World Hanging Pendant by Naturally Heartfelt

This map-covered lantern would bring great texture to the room. Try your own by breaking out your paper cutters and an old atlas from a used bookstore.

Dylan Crib Bedding

Serena & Lily’s “Dylan” crib bedding has a subtle safari print that would look nice in a girl’s or gender-neutral nursery. Blue isn’t just for boys!

World Map Quilt by Great Quiltations

This map quilt would be perfect as a wall hanging or something to snuggle under during story time.

Airplane Pillow Case, Personalized by Cutie Patootie Creations

Order this personalized pillow in travel size and present it to your little one during his first flight to make a special memory.

London Tube, Multi Fabric

This fabric is covered in a map of London’s subway system (the “Tube”), and the bright colors would intrigue a little one. Turn it into a bold Roman shade, a colorful crib skirt or frame a swatch.

Come Fly with Me Rug

This plush rug will keep dreams of lands far away right under your wee one’s feet.

Atlas Spiral Origami Crane Mobile by Meligami

A mobile made from maps is both culturally and geographically interesting. Mount it over the changing table to keep your baby mesmerized while you do the dirty work.

10 Ft Long Popcorn Garland, Rio de Janeiro Map by Granny Panty Designs

This map garland could be strung up on the wall or over the curtain rod.

Historical Five Centuries Globe Mobile

For a more modern and scientific take on a nursery mobile, this globe version fits the bill.

Large Vintage Map Letter, G by Flea Market Sunday

I love wooden monograms in a nursery; I even made one for my son. It would be easy and cheap to make a map-covered monogram like this with an old atlas page, a craft-store letter and some Mod Podge.

French Alphabet Flash Cards by Bibitty

Children absorb languages so easily, and these French alphabet cards are a great way to introduce a few words in my favorite Romance language.

Someday We Will Travel Print by Loxly Hollow

I absolutely adore this print, and I bought a similar one for my daughter’s nursery from this artist. Animals and maps make total cuteness!

United States in Buttons by Jillian Audrey Designs

Put all those extra buttons you’ve been stashing away just in case your shirt needs repairing to good use: Make a clever and colorful map with them. You’ll never fix that shirt anyway.

Map Birth Announcement by Just Bunch Designs

Mark your child’s entry to the world with a personalized map just for him or her.

Inspirational Nursery Wall Decor, Nautical Map by Magic Markings Art

I’ve noticed that a lot of travel-inspired nursery art is very masculine, so I have a soft spot for this feminine graphic that will inspire little lady explorers.

Children’s Wall Art Prints, Children Around the World by Sarah Jane Studios

These pretty prints are a great alternative to map art because they focus on a notable feature in each country. I love them — and may buy them!

Turquoise Blue Map with Oh the Places You’ll Go by Field trip

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