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TREND: Decorating with Maps

Once used to help travelers get from one place to another, maps have become an almost extinct directional tool in recent years. Thanks to GPS, cell phones, and the Internet, hardly anyone refers to a map for directions anymore. Thankfully though, designers, crafters, and bloggers are putting maps to good use.

Because of their unique designs, interesting colors, and sense of wanderlust, maps are now being repurposed into everything from framed wall art to table tops to book covers and wallpaper. Stores are even selling map plates, globes, and vintage art prints of maps to create a sense of worldliness and travel in home decor. I particularly like how these simple white framed maps add freshness and color to this mantel.

To help stir a little globe-trotting creativity in your own space, I have selected some of my favorite map-inspired accessories from the BHG Shop. Isn’t the map washi tape the best? How perfect would that be for decorating plain envelopes?

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So tell us, what creative ways have you seen maps or globes used in home decor? How have you embraced this trend in your own space?

Happy Decorating,
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm

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