Etsy is an online store that is brimming with handmade and vintage pieces from artisans all around the world. It’s a creative haven where you can find anything, and it’s hard not to spend hours trawling through all the fabulous finds. This week, we’re lusting over the range of travel-inspired canvas prints on sale.
Prints are the hottest thing on the interior design scene at the moment, with scores of talented artists turning to blank canvases to express themselves. If you’re redecorating or just ready for a new piece of wall art to add to your collection, settle in and head to Etsy. There are pages and pages of prints combining two passions that many women share: a love for travel and a penchant for all things pretty. We’ve narrowed down our top four travel-inspired prints and now, we’re off to find our passports!
The bucket list
They say that what’s old is new again, and these customised bus scrolls are making a comeback as a must-have piece of wall art. Interior design magazines and blogs are flogging these simple yet chic canvas prints, and Etsy is the place to visit if you want a customised version. Listing European cities such as Positano, Madrid and Paris , this print will leave you wanderlusting and dreaming of your next holiday. While this print is perfect for those who love chasing the sun and romance of Europe, TheMemoryGallery also has American and UK versions in stock.
A tower above
Featuring colourful blooms, big polka dots and a travel focus, this print is on-trend in more ways than one. At 16″ x 20″, this large and colourful print would look fantastic as the core piece in a loungeroom, bedroom, or living area. It’s also a great conversation starter: The artist, Kaytlyne, uses both fabric and paint in an effort to make her work really “textured” and unusual. It’s a little hard to see just from a picture, but thanks to this technique, the Eiffel Tower looks as though it lifts up off the painting, giving it a bit of a 3D effect. All in all, a great piece that will have you planning your next visit to the City of Love.
Map it out
Aptly called One Colourful World, this bright print is a watercolour painting that demands attention. Even though it’s bursting with vivid yellows, purples and greens, this map has a sort of wistful air about it. In fact, the artist behind the print, known as SunnyChampagne, said it reflects his vision of a united, happy world. What’s not to love about that? Professionally printed on the highest quality canvas, this work of art is made to last. If the earthy yellow doesn’t go with your décor, there are blue-based paintings available.
This Andy Warhol-inspired print is vivid and incredibly funky. The print uses the pop art technique to display the famous Route 66, one of the greatest drives in the world that stretches from Illinois to California in the US. BellaPhotographicArt, the young and talented artist behind the work, has documented her travels around the globe in this way ever since she can remember. The stretched fabric gives the print an “old school” look that would suit homes or workplaces with a boho design aesthetic.