Wall Maps Give Your Home a Cool Decorating Vibe

I bought a large pull-down school map from eBay a few years ago, and it continues to be one of my favorite items in our home. I love how it makes a colorful impact at a fairly inexpensive price. Plus, it's been convenient for the occasional geography lesson around the dinner table. 

If you'd like to incorporate maps into your decor, pull-down versions are just one option. Another idea: you could collect a variety of paper maps and use them as wallpaper, like Kimberely Renner did in her son's room. 

See five more photos of maps in the home and some of my favorite resources below. 

Kristen Stocks livened up her dining space with a map of the US. I love the way she hung it with a pretty bow on top.

No need for a frame. Maps look great hung directly to the wall too.

This oversized map is the only decoration the wall needs.

This one gives a cute vintage schoolhouse vibe to a children's work space.

This nook is even cozier with this muted framed map.

Convinced you need to add some to your space?

- eBay is a great place to look for vintage and pull-down maps.

- This metallic one is less than $3. 

- These Are Things designs great modern maps. 

- And here's one that you can scratch off

Are you already a map-in-the-house fan? Where do display your maps?

creative reuse, decorating, family room, inspirations, kid spaces, living room, thrifty solutions, wall art


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miche... micheledo

I like them!!  I would LOVE to have a library (we have thousands of books!) with some vintage maps.  That would be amazing!  I'm going to have to keep my eye out for neat maps.  I can see one hanging in the boys room!

jagam... jagamama0710

Cool! My mom and stepdad got us a big framed travel world map for Christmas. It has push pins in different colors for us to pin everywhere we've been. It's very nice, I love it. We just moved into our house about a month ago and I still need to put it up in the front room. I can't wait to get it up there. :)

nonmember avatar Cathi

I haven't done it ...yet! I love the idea and have several maps waiting to be framed. ;D

deadp... deadpplrmyhero

Super cute ideas but we haven't done that. It might be nice to put in a house once we have one.

Sarahb21 Sarahb21

Not really my style. It looks to....busy for me.

elija... elijahsmama09

We are doing this on one wall in the study. But it is family origin maps.

nonmember avatar Anne Bryan

We have them. We love them. We placed clear acrylic on the wall over them which has made them last and lie flat. It's surprising how much the kids like and use them!

Kristy Kearney Robinson

Hmm, I wonder if I could paste them onto the cinder block walls of student housing with a little cornstarch solution...

sodapple sodapple

We have two in it living room, one in each wall.

nonmember avatar Genevieve

we have a us and world map in the kids room and it has been a wonderful learning tool! love the These are Things modern maps...might have to switch it up! Great post!

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