How to Decorate with Maps to Personalize Your Home

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!

Scandinavian style dining room with wall mapPhoto 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 décor stores and online, too.

Map poster in bedroomPhoto by Jessie & Jones

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

Decorating with maps - map of Maine in dining roomPhoto by Tyler Karu Design + Interiors

Personalize your interior spaces by displaying maps of favorite places that you’ve visited. Or if you’ve moved, add a map of your birthplace to remind you of home. 

Mid-century modern dining roomPhoto by DHV Architects

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

cozy home office with wooden deskPhoto by hoo Interior Design & Styling

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

pastel traditional bedroom Photo 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!

create a gallery wall of mapsPhoto by Burnham Design

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

global map mural in bedroomPhoto by Gaile Guevara

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

small bathroomPhoto by TylerMandic Ltd

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 Gallery WallPhoto by Priority 1 Project Management

Do you have any maps in your home that you use for decoration? I hope today’s feature inspired you to try decorating with maps in the future.

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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!