Are you still pushing off that much-needed vacation? Here’s a way to experience a little change of scenery: Display relaxing landscape art or images of your favorite vacation spot.
A mental escape can be beneficial in reducing stress. Slowing down and taking a break are part of a healthy, balanced life, say health experts.
Hanging up travel-themed art might help you feel calm as well as offer a glimmer of globetrotting, even during a pandemic.
Illustrators, painters, photographers and printmakers at Etsy and other decor sources make art pieces affordable and easy to find.
“Jet off to a dreamy locale without leaving your home base” announces an Etsy headline over images of letterpress map prints of Memphis ($36, 10 inch square), a colorful illustration of a street scene in India ($32, 10 inches by 8 inches) from the picture book, “Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala,” and a watercolor print of houses on the Italian cliffside village of Positano ($20, 5 inches by 7 inches).
Also part of Esty’s gallery: Oregon artist Bue Kee’s pencil sketch of a Portland park ($25, 8 inches by 10 3/4 inches) that he created during the WPA era. See more Oregon depictions, from Big Foot to waterfalls.
Here are other ways to create a visual world tour on your walls:
AllPosters offers a variety of travel-inspired posters including Ansel Adams’ “Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park” c. 1942 ($17.99, 30 inches by 24 inches). Take 40% off canvas art and 10% off posters. Sign up to receive up to 50% off.
Art.com’s bestselling posters range from sailboats to the Scottish Highland ($22 for the 16 inch square print, free shipping).
Build.com has a multicolored collection of Wanderlust world map wall decor such as Varaluz ($189, 32 inches by 48 inches) plus free shipping and 10% off your order.
Canvas Freaks has art depicting oceans, stars and country life. Receive 10% off by joining the email list.
Cost Plus World Market has travel posters including four vintage-looking illustrations of California, Hawaii, Colorado and Alaska by artist Martin Wickstrom. Each piece is printed on 16-inch by 20-inch-high canvas and placed in a black wood frame ($199.99 for four). Shipping is free on orders of $49 or more with the code WMFS49
eBay Art auctions works offered by world-famous brokers such as Sotheby’s as well as direct sales from thousands of artists.
Fine Art America offers travel-inspired art of landmarks and universities, architecture and skylines of New York City, San Francisco and the most exciting cities around the world. Images are on canvas, metal and acrylic as well as wood. Also find framed prints, posters, greeting cards, tapestries and phone cases.
Great Big Canvas has letter art that states “Travel: The only thing you buy that makes you richer” ($113.99 on sale, 30 inches by 24 inches). Receive 40% off your entire purchase by clicking on the coupon.
Iamfy has travel art prints and posters created by emerging and established artists around the world. “No airfare needed. Warning: May induce a serious case of itchy feet,” teases the website. Get 20% off your order.
Joss & Main has wall art that evokes beach scenes on canvas starting around $33.
Michaels has framed art starting at $100. Take 20% off with the code 20MADEBYYOU.
Minted.com/art has limited edition art and profiles of the artists. Shipping is free on fine art prints with the code SHIPFREE.
Society6 offers travel prints under $20. Receive 10% off your order.
Overstock Art has hand-painted oil paintings and reproductions of great masters such as Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt. Search by artists, styles, movements, sizes or rooms. Take 20% off your first order.
Overstock lets you search for landscapes, beach scenes, cityscapes or art mediums such as photography. Take an extra 10% off select art.
Wayfair has a canvas print of Norman Rockwell’s painting “Coming And Going” ($121.99, 24 inch square). See other travel inspired art. Shipping is free on orders over $35.
Zazzle also has framable travel posters. Take 50% off select cards with the FALLGREETING code.
Amazon has travel-inspired wall art for every room. Check out the educational, scratch-off maps (about $15) and 3D wood world maps in various sizes to hang on walls.
Bed Bath & Beyond has a framed print by Anderson Design Group depicting European cities ($59.99, 18 inches by 24 inches, with free shipping).
Your memories can also be immortalized on your wall. Turn your favorite vacation photo into framable art.
Framebridge makes art framing easier. Chose a frame, upload a photo or mail in a physical object such as a poster or print, in free, prepaid packaging. The frame is built and assembled by hand and then shipped to you. The company also offers design services. The company’s guarantee is that “If you’re not 100% happy with your order for any reason, let us know and we’ll make it right.” Prices range from $39 to $209 and shipping is always free. Take $10 off the first custom frame by entering your email.
Shutterfly is known for producing framable art from family photos such as a photo collage that forms a heart. Take 40% off everything, including fleece, plush fleece and sherpa photo blankets (starting at $44.99). See 45 inspiring living room wall decor ideas and photos.
Snapfish digital photo printing service allows you to preserve memories by printing pictures in a variety of sizes. Save up to 70% off custom canvas prints through Sept. 13
Walgreens is offering 60% off canvas prints and floating frames through Sept. 12 with free, same day pickup. Take 50% off photo gifts like a custom face masks, shower curtains, puzzles, bags and apparel.
Homesick has specialized candles and diffusers selected for their nostalgic scents to evoke memories of a faraway country (Australia’s eucalyptus or the U.K’s bergamot, grass and rain) or a city memorable to you.
Uncommon Goods, which sells sustainable products, from bamboo kitchenware to upcycled fashions, offers custom cribbage board with a laser-etched map of one of 4,000 lakes ($69).
VistaPrint has photo mugs on sale for $8.23.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072