Decorating with Maps

Have you seen any of the different ways people have been using maps to decorate lately? There have been a lot of great ideas floating around the interwebs. Personally I think using old maps to decorate is great idea if you do it right. I have seen waaaay too many "crafty" applications out there that I am not a fan of. Don't get me wrong, I am all for a good DIY project, but at the end of the day you want to make sure your house doesn't look like it is full of craft projects. You feel me?

Here are some examples if using maps the "right" way...

Decorating with Maps | Sarah Barksdale Design

Stunning! I love this idea of using a giant, blown up monochromatic map as a wallpaper for an accent wall.

Decorating with Maps | Sarah Barksdale Design

I am really liking the "old-school" vibe this map brings to this kitchen.

Decorating with Maps | Sarah Barksdale Design

I am seriously DYING over this application!

Decorating with Maps | Sarah Barksdale Design

and this too....Gorgeous.

Decorating with Maps | Sarah Barksdale Design

Using maps in your decor is great because you can make them personal. You can use maps of places that are special to you or your family... or places that you dream of going. The trick to pulling off the look without it going to crafty is to have a plan for what you want to do, then take time to find some really special maps. Dont just run to the local drug store and buy whatever maps you can find, look for antique ones, or black and white ones, just try to find ones that have some sort of special quality to them so that they seem more like art than a road map that you grabbed out of the dash in your car and nailed to the wall.

good try sock monkey....

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