20 Map Decorations To Bring the World Into Your Home

We can’t travel constantly, but now you can bring the world into your home with 20 easy map decorations.

So there is good news and bad news. Let’s get the bad news over with real quick and let the good news fly. The bad news is that most of us cannot travel full-time. That’s reality and it is okay. The good news is that if you cannot go out to see the world, you can bring the world to you!

That is why I love map decorations. Maps maps maps. Just take a look at the way I decorated my bedroom during high school:

map bedroom

I’m a little bit obsessed.

Anyhow, map decorations keep wanderlust cravings curbed between vacations and other travel opportunities. Today I’ll be sharing bunches of gorgeous (mostly DIY) travel themed decorations that will bring the world into your home. The closest thing I do to arts and crafts is bake bread, so you can thank pinterest for this amazing inspiration.

DISCLAIMER: When I talk about map themed crafts and decorations, I do not mean this:


Does anyone else see a serious issue here? WHERE IS THE MAP? You just covered up the most important part of the globe with black paint? Heresy! Maps are not to be compromised in the decorazation process. Agreed? Good. We may proceed.

Here are some home decor ideas that compliment the mapishness of maps:

Map decorated lamp

Map Lampshade Via Smith Family Home Antique window with map decoration

Decorating with windows via HomeTalk

glowing globe tutorial

Glowing globe tutorial via hubpages

Map Pillow

Map pillow via urban outfitters 7fe6ed646349b88db7fa199ea3d27f96


World map clock via society 6


Lighted map DIY tutorial via Hazel and Ruby


Where you’ve been DIY wall map via Fun DIY Ideas

Personalized where we met frame

Map heart via Etsy

Where we met personalized map

Where we met map via geezees

framed map

DIY where we lived frame via KaylaDanelle


Of course the ultimate travel decoration is just a map. Pure, clean, unadulterated. The best part is that they are versatile! You can stick a map anywhere and everywhere. The living room…

Wall map

In the kitchen….


On the stairs…


In the mud room…

7cf1c3ff97a989fe87a217671ae35a36  By the dining room table…


Dining room with map

Oh my, even the bathroom deserves a map!

world map shower curtain

And last but not least…


map themed bedroom

Ahhh… signing out to continue dreaming.

Have a nice day.

How do you incorporate travel into your bedrooms, home decor, or dream home plans? I want to hear ALL the ideas!

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

16 thoughts on “20 Map Decorations To Bring the World Into Your Home”

    1. I’m so glad you approve! And by the way these are just a handful. A quick internet search reveals an overwhelming amount of genius mapish decorations that people have come up with over the years. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Thanks so much for sharing it! I’m inspired to do more DIY map crafts. I only have one map on my bookshelf right now. It’s a shiny, old school foil map. I really like it:)


  2. My favorite maps are the historic ones; I love seeing what people’s conception of the world was (we have a map that leaves much of western America to the imagination; I forget when it’s from) and all the little settlements and former names and things like that.
    This post was so much fun to scroll through! I especially liked all the ‘where we’ve been/started’ ones.


    1. Thanks Mary! I’m so glad you enjoyed. I must agree, antique maps are the best. A map doesn’t show the world, it shows someone’s perception of the world. We can learn so much about history and culture through historical maps!


  3. OMG YOU ARE KILLING ME. MAPS ARE MY WEAKNESS. THEY TOTALLY ARE. I NEED AN ENTIRE HOUSE DECORATED WITH WALLPAPER OF MAPS. *hyperventilates* Those globes. That wall. Ermagerd. XDXD Okay, so when I was little, I used to draw maps for fun. I’d create whole sketchbooks of maps, but, (sadly) perfectionist me, always tore out the “bad” ones. GAH. I wish I’d kept them so I could look back. But I looooved maps so much. So this all speaks to me on a spiritual level. :’)


    1. Haha, so true. Maps speak to the deepest depths of us. Passing any type of mapish thing in a store takes more self control than is recommended for humans to possess. MAPS ARE MY WEAKNESS TOO.


    Oh my goodness. Seriously. It would be SOOOOO awesome to put my fellow writer’s books on that shelf where they live when they get published. *happy sigh* I need to make this happen. xD

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  5. Wow, these are all such cool ideas! I don’t usually use maps to decorate, but I love how creative people connect to different places and represent their stories with those representations of the world. Thanks so much for sharing!


  6. I love this so much! Decorating with maps is the coolest. When there’s a map on the wall or a globe on the bookshelf, I love to stop and look at all the different places on it. It makes me want to learn about them all.

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    1. I agree. They are quite an educational decoration. Not only do they look super cool and classy, but then you always have a map to stare at and learn from when you are bored.


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