Give old maps new use as tablecloths. Hold on to any road maps or country/city maps; then cover your table surface with them before guests arrive. This will help protect the surface while also adding color and pattern.
Give the kids a lesson in geography with a world map tablecloth. Pick up a paper world map slightly wider than your table, allowing it to fall a maximum of 6 inches over on all sides. Next, supply the kids with washable markers or crayons and let them mark each place they’ve been.
Make It: Cut thick card stock to size by tracing a snowflake silhouette with a marker, then update it with a light mist of spray snow. For a splash of color, an old highway map was cut to size, then folded accordion-style to add texture. Lastly, small brass ornamentation was added for a metallic touch.
Working with 14' ceilings, Tyler Karu and Landing Design created a mural of an 18th Century map of the coast of Maine sourced through the Library of Congress. It is a one-of-a-kind element unique to this room and makes it the statement of the space.
To create a unique space for the homeowners' little boy, designers anchored the space in a bright blue wall color and mural that depicts a map of the world. Then, they added a navy bed frame to add contrast in the space. Finally, they added colorful pillows and the occupant's prized possessions-a statue and a guitar-to give the space a personalized touch to the room.
Kathy Griffin wants a work area for Team Griffin, her three full-time employees, that also incorporates her love of modern Zen style. On season four of HGTV Design Star, contestant Antonio uses a fresh shade of purple to lighten the space and add innovative touches like a huge map of the United States for Kathy to map out her tour dates.
Behind the headboard, a mural of an 18th Century map of the coast of Maine sourced through the Library of Congress acts as the focal point for this bedroom design.
The space is actually quite small in footprint, but has so much volume from the high ceilings. Addressing the headboard wall in a unique and dramatic way seemed to be the only way to fully design the room.
Make your dorm room into a home away from home by incorporating items from where you grew up. Here we used spray adhesive to attach a meaningful map to a piece of corkboard. Then, pin photos of favorite memories to the place where they happened.
Designer Robin LaMonte loves bringing travel items into rooms, and it doesn't have to be a souvenir you picked up on vacation. Instead, buy an atlas (you can find used ones at flea markets) and cut out the states where you vacationed or where you have family, and put them in simple black frames.