Aerial survey maps were painstakingly pieced together to create an original mural wall. It took three days for the installer to match up the maps for one continuous span of the West Coast across two walls.
A wallpaper world map serves as the backdrop for this nook in a kid's bedroom, inspiring imagination and creativity. The bookshelves beside the map are backed in a purplish-blue hue to highlight the color of the U.S. on the map. A model airplane and midcentury modern rocking chair add vintage flair to the design.
This bedroom blends traditional and contemporary pieces for a transitional look that's perfect for a teen boy. A world map accent wall is visually appealing and also helps to encourage studies and imagination.
To keep all eyes on the amazing waterfront views, the designers furnished this condo with understated, neutral pieces. Thus, in this central living space, a contemporary buffet pairs with a vintage map for subtle visual interest that doesn't distract from walls of glass.
This homeowner created a clever, crafty activity station from an old wooden dining table and a mixing bowl that serves as a place for storing crayons and other items. White wooden chairs decoupaged in repurposed maps add an interesting vibe to the otherwise neutral space.
A family of stuffed animals lounge against plaid pillows in this eclectic boys' bedroom. The bedding compliments the colors found in the map wallpaper behind the neutral upholstered headboard with navy and gold trim. The kids' room has a subtle nautical theme, but is sophisticated enough to grow with the child.
A hand-painted canvas on the ceiling and rich walnut paneling frame this formal study. A traditional chandelier and tufted armchairs provide a casual warmth to the space, while the animal print area rug adds visual interest.
Create your own special shadowbox with cool-looking maps or maps of favorite places, or any other motifs that give you a warm fuzzy feeling. Give stacked books that you already own a cohesive look by simply having the spines face the back of the bookshelf, as Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood did in decorating her recycled wood and crate bookshelf.
A world map accent wall serves as the focal point of this kid's play space. White built-ins with colorful cabinet fronts complement the colors in the world map and provide storage space for toys and trinkets. Mod chairs offer comfortable seating.
This elegant entryway is set in an old world style complete with embellished antique maps cover the walls of this elegant entryway. A hand-carved console table paired with an antique gold mirror and ebony buffet lamps create a luxurious entry table. A mirrored star, flowers, old books and photos accessorize the table for a polished look.
A lamp made from a wood tripod and wallpaper depicting the continents of the Earth are just two of the highlights in this sitting area fit for an adventurer. Other explorer-themed decorations include a globe and a model boat, in addition to a vintage leather chair with a coat of arms.
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.