How to Decorate with Maps

Sometimes it can be challenging to choose pleasing artwork for your home. Original art is expensive, and mass produced prints can feel impersonal. See how to decorate with maps – which can be fun and inexpensive all at once!

Brown and White Map in Scandinavian Dining RoomPhoto by Entrance Fastighetsmäkleri


Add a quick and easy pop of color to any room with a large map poster. You can find these in home decor stores and online, too.

How to Decorate with MapsPhoto by Jessie & Jones


Use a map to indicate where you live. A colorful map of Maine brightens a cheery breakfast nook.

Map of Maine Decorates Breakfast NookPhoto by Tyler Karu Design + Interiors


Personalize your home by displaying maps of favorite places that you’ve visited.

Use Maps of Favorite Vacations to Decorate Your HomePhoto by DHV Architects


A map of Paris recalls memories of a favorite cafe or a walk along the Seine river.

Map of Paris Decorates Home as Favorite Vacation SpotPhoto by hoo Interior Design & Styling


Wall maps can be a great way to enhance a color scheme in your home.

Use Maps to Emphasize Color Scheme in Your HomePhoto by Jenn Hannotte / Hannotte Interiors


If you’re lucky enough to find several maps in a consistent color scheme, frame them all and forget having to paint the wall!

Yellow Maps Enhance Hallway Color SchemePhoto by Burnham Design


Global maps can be painted on walls as a large mural. No other wall adornment is needed.

Gray and Cream Map Mural in BedroomPhoto by Gaile Guevara


If you like DIY projects, consider using colorful maps as wallpaper.

Contemporary Bathroom with Map WallpaperPhoto by TylerMandic Ltd


Maps Used as WallpaperPhoto by Denise Biggins


A collection of framed maps can be used to identify all the places you’ve lived. What better way to personalize a living space?

Framed Maps Used as Wall Gallery ArtPhoto by Priority 1 Project Management

Do you have any maps in your home that you use for decoration?

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  1. Love maps! I have a rather large framed map of Chicago from the 1800s hanging in my living room. Now, I think I need another. Thank you for this!

  2. Thank you for this post. A good reminder of how to make your home’s artwork unique.

  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Never thought about using maps, nice idea.

  4. I love maps. i have a map of the USA on my wall and a map of Yosemite,too. I would love to get a map of Paris.

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