5 Inspiring Ways to Decorate With Maps

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Did you know that maps can do far more than get you to amazing places? Since we mostly use our phones to get us places today, we’re using maps for something more exciting. Decor!

We’ve been loving how people are incorporating maps — big, small, globes, vintage & modern — into their homes and repurposing them to create something really beautiful. Let’s explore (see what we did there?) some eye-catching map decor that we’ve seen recently!

{Psst – If you’re looking for vintage maps, we’re loving this shop for smaller maps (how about those astronomy maps?!) and this shop for pull down maps. For frames, West Elm’s gallery frames are amazing, clean and simple.}

1. Maps as Wallpaper

These make quite the statement in muted colors or black and white.

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2. Collections of Globes

We love a good collection and globes make for a unique one, especially when you mix different sizes and colors.

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3. To Remember Places You’ve Been

Cut out maps of places you’ve been together, where you were born, where you’ve lived or put push pins (or butterfly pushpins!) on cities you’ve visisted.

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4. To Remember Your Elementary School Days

Who can forget those giant pull down maps from elementary school? They look incredible on a wall.

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5. Framed or on a Gallery Wall

This never fails. Frame multiple maps or mix with other framed photographs on a wall or have a gorgeous map framed for display on it’s own. Try using a double matte to give a single piece a little more interest!

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DIY Frames for Maps

[…] If you’re anything like us, we’ve got adventure on the brain. Here, there and everywhere are all places we’d love to travel to, and this mentality doesn’t stop at decor, which is why maps are some of our favorite things to decorate with.  […]

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