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Do You Decorate With Maps?

Growing up, I always enjoyed gazing at the map in my father's office and dreaming of all the places I'd one day visit. Like in this home, he also had a habit of pinpointing the locations he'd traveled to. While it certainly served as a logbook of sorts, it also had a beautiful visual effect — and also an ever-changing one. Do you decorate with maps?

swannie swannie 8 years
I live in an apartment and didn't want to worry about the hassle of painting the bedroom. (I also couldn't quite decide on a color!) So I hung a large world map from IKEA over the bed, which covered the wall in beautiful blues, greens and browns.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 8 years
I would like one and mark every place I've been to. Or is that too bourgeois? lol
blossommac blossommac 8 years
and teh pillow is a map of a subway soo cool ... i will try to buy a map for my bedroom
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
I've actually been on the hunt for an old antique print of my own city. I think it would be fabulous hanging on a wall. so many of the old, old maps were very artistic. I would only want an old one that looked interesting, not a modern map. I guess in the right space a modern map could look cool too, but not for me.
equestriennechic equestriennechic 8 years
I've never really understood it. I guess if it's done well it can look good, but I've never seen it done well.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not my thing.
komler komler 8 years
My parents had a large world map over the couch in the tv-room in their old house. Granted, it was from the early 80s, so the world changed a bit from what the map looked like, but it was a great way for us kids to learn about the position of different countries all over the world.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
I really like how maps look hung up in homes.
seven7 seven7 8 years
We have a wallpaper map of the world in our office. I love it. :)
alexkeller alexkeller 8 years
I want to do this in my son's room at some point. So we can start to mark off the places we go .....
hoya21221 hoya21221 8 years
We have large map of the world over our couch. The good thing about maps is they tend to be of a neutral palate, which makes them easy to put anywhere!
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
i haven't ever thought about it.... it looks great in this room. but i definitely think as just a decoration tool it depends on the room. kimpossible- that sounds like a really fun thing to do!! :)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
We have a large map of the US mounted on foamboard and framed in our sitting room and we track all the cities/states we've visited on it. It sits above the credenza that has all of the bowls we collect from our travels.
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