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A guide to free travel art wall decor to spruce up your home

Did you know it’s possible to take a peek at beautiful cities like Bangkok. New York or Tokyo right from your living room? Transport yourself from the comfort of your home by printing copyright-free images onto canvas, prints or posters. Here’s our guide on how to collect free images to create your own travel art wall decor.

Staged apartments and Airbnb rentals have one thing in common and that’s a classic city shot. Whether it’s a black and white photo of New York with a yellow cab, or that Eiffel Tower photo taken on a beautiful sunny day – they’re always on the walls. If you’re not up for driving to the nearest Ikea to pay for a photo that everyone has seen from various angles, why not take a look at these websites that offer high quality copyright-free images? Choose your favourite shot and get it printed to decorate your bare walls, or gift it to your globe-trotter friend who always talks about taking a year off to travel the world.

Unsplash is a great website if you’re looking for extra creative photos as opposed to high-quality tourist shots. Not all photos are tagged though so we recommend choosing a category and scrolling through rather than searching by keyword to find some images for your travel decor.

Freerange Stock offers a large selection of snaps, and only requires you sign up to download the photos for free. Here you’ll easily find endless beautiful photos of Bangkok, Venice or Florence, perfect for popping on your travel inspired decor.

The same people behind Free Range created vintagestockphotos.com. It’s all too easy to spend hours on this website scrolling through retro photos of New Orleans, Hong Kong or Paris.

Dreamstime also offers royalty-free and public domain images, like these colourful photos of Havana and Tokyo.

Pexels lets you use photos for free, and whenever you download an image, it gives you a link to the photographer’s website or Instagram – a great way to keep being inspired for future creation.

Flickr is host to over 2 billion photos and a fair share of them are copyright-free. They are the ones falling under Public Domain Dedication, meaning anyone can freely use the work without restriction under copyright or database law. Once you’re on the page, type the cities that inspire you the most, click on search, then click on the top-right corner on Advanced and, under Minimum Size, select Large to make sure you’re getting high-quality travel inspired photos that will look beautiful on our Canvas or Posters. Thanks to Flickr’s smart colour-coded search, you can choose photos with predominant colours that will compliment your interior design.

If you’re looking for more travel decor inspiration, visit our blog for more ideas or visit the Photobox website to get your next photo creation started.

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