We’ve talked about decorating with maps before, but what about dressing your windows with them? The unique scrolling design of many vintage, schoolhouse maps are perfectly suited for the task, and I love how it adds so much depth, character and history to the space.
I’m such a huge fan of the recent trend of map usage in children’s room design. It lends such a fun, exploratory feel to any space and there is nothing as graphically recognizable as the globe.
I really fell in love with this beautiful application found over at Pink Friday. The different patterned fabrics applied to the wall are spirited and festive.
And if you were looking for something on a smaller scale, it is hard to resist this amazing collage of the USofA that See Kate Sew did recently. Click the link for a fantastic tutorial on how to make your own.
Friends of mine saw this amazing US map made of state license plates over at Uncommon Goods…but the price is a bit too hefty…
…so they’re planning on DIYing one like this one found over at C.R.A.F.T.
Of course, I can hardly resist this amazing chalkboard map that Blue Cricket Design made for her son based on one she saw at Pottery Barn…it combines my two favorite kids room trends…chalkboard paint and maps!!
Or if you aren’t into DIYing, there is this great option from shopdirtsa on Etsy:
Visual Vacation came up with this great application for a world map on her walls. I love the gallery effect!
Do you have any maps displayed in your home? How have you decided to display them?