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Current Obsessions | Maps

By Designbylulu

Lately, I’m kind of loving obsessed with maps. I don’t know what it is about them, but they have a certain quality that adds a pop of color, texture, and interest to any space, regardless of the size.
Here’s a few of my favorites (click on the image to be redirected to Houzz):

Current Obsessions | Maps

I love that this bedroom still maintains an adult feel, even with a map that doubles as a headboard. It seems like so often maps are solely used in children’s room, but this goes to show that a map is perfect for any room!

Current Obsessions | Maps

The pop of orange on this map adds the perfect punch of color to an otherwise neutral nursery. Plus, you’re kind of setting your child up to be a world-traveler if you hang a map above their crib, right?

Current Obsessions | Maps

An entire wall devoted to a map, how fun is that? Use push pins to mark the places you’ve been, want to go, or let your child select an area of the map and pray for that particular area together.

Current Obsessions | Maps

Map pages pieced together are a great idea when a large wall decal isn’t quite feasible. Plus, this would make a super-easy DIY! Someone who I know actually used map pages as a floor for 1 room in their house and then sealed it, the results are amazing!

Current Obsessions | Maps

I’m kind of in love with everything about this nursery, but especially the map! Again, gender neutral.

Current Obsessions | Maps

Have a blank wall? Frame an inexpensive large map and you’ve instantly added color to your space! Perfect if you’re renting and don’t want to go to the trouble of adhering a huge map, plus it’s great if you’re on a tight budget but want a little something.

Current Obsessions | Maps

This is wallpaper, people! A vintage black and white map of Paris adds a touch of elegance to any space. I don’t care if it’s a jail cell, you can add elegance to a jail cell with a vintage Paris map. Fact.

Current Obsessions | Maps

Pottery barn sells large decals that are 5′x8′, perfect for a single wall, or around a corner like they’ve done here.
Found | here |

Current Obsessions | Maps

And, quite possible my favorite, chalkboard paint over the oceans! How clever? Even cuter with a few kid’s drawings on the chalk.
Found | here |

There you have it, my obsession with maps. Love them. Aaaand I fully believe that thanks to technology taking over, actual maps like these will become somewhat of a lost art as the need for them decreases. In other words: Stock up.

Current Obsessions | Maps


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