Guest Picks: Map-tastic: Map-Inspired Home Ideas
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Even if you're addicted to using your GPS device in the car, you can still use good ol' traditional maps in your home! Maps and map designs are popping up everywhere in home accessories and furniture: from wall art and pictures, to cushions, chairs and beanbags. Here are some of my favorite map-related home finds to inspire you.
— Rachel from Fresh Design Blog
— Rachel from Fresh Design Blog
Typographic Text Map of the World Art Print by Art Pause - GBP 14.99
This typographic text map is a clever idea. I love the color and vibrancy of the design.
Map Chest of Drawers by Bryonie Porter - GBP 850
Wow, this is the most amazing chest of drawers! It's such a funky piece of furniture.
Vintage Map Heart - GBP 48
This is a brilliant idea. The map is vintage and can be chosen, so you end up with a very special piece of wall art that means something to you.
Bespoke Wooden Map Letters by Bombus - GBP 13
This is a fun take on the trend for typography letters. You choose the letters (or words) and the maps you'd like on them.
Paris Map Print, Red Rubine by Famille Summerbelle - GBP 45
So much work has gone into this map, as it's based on an original paper cut. This one offers a great insight into the layout of the city of Paris.
Graphics World Map Wall Stickers - GBP 29.99
This brilliant world map wall sticker comes with dots that you can use to mark the places you've been on your travels.
Vintage New York Map Lampshade - GBP 28
Maps can even help light up your home. This funky lampshade is handmade from a vintage New York map.
John Lewis World Map Beanbag, Multi - GBP 75
Feeling on top of the world? Now you can sit on it!
Vintage Maps Original Wall Art Repurposed by Elizabeth St. - $58
This is so clever! This fab piece of statement wall art has been created from recycled and re-purposed vintage maps.
Map of Literary Britain and Northern Ireland - GBP 12
I love books and reading, so this fab map print featuring writers' names is perfect for my study wall. There's also a matching tea towel design, which I love as well.
World Map Magnetic Notice Board - GBP 49
I'm a big fan of magnetic notice boards, and I love the world map design of this one.
John Lewis London Map Cushion, Black/White - GBP 40
This is a great map of part of London. It would be perfect for a vintage-chic look.
Ali Miller Tea Set - GBP 160
This lovely china set features a map of Great Britain. Catch up on your geography as you drink tea and eat cake.
Mini Map Bunting - GBP 5.50
There's even bunting made from vintage maps!
The Traveller Box by Found Home Store - GBP 17
These boxes are so useful and very generously sized. I keep holiday mementoes, tourist leaflets and postcards in mine. The attractive map design on the outside of the box makes it perfect for having out on display on a shelf.
New York Type Map in Sheer Slate - GBP 48
This clever New York map poster is made up of place names.
London Underground Tube Map Mirror - GBP 95
Maps work on mirrors, too, as this London Tube map mirror demonstrates. Now you can plan your morning commute as you brush your hair!
Vintage Map Magnets by Tanner Glass - $16
These dinky little map magnets are perfect for use on a magnetic memo board. They may be small in size, but you still get some great vintage map details in them.
Personalised Map Placemats - GBP 66.40
These map placemats are brilliant! I love the fact that they can be personalized with maps of England, Scotland and Wales dating back to 1800.
Road Map Lantern by Madam Jones - $60
This fabulous lantern is made from American road maps.
Map Covered Photo Box by MNStuff - $12.99
I'm always in need of more storage solutions, so I love this map-covered box.
World Map Cushion - GBP 69.98
This black and white world map cushion is bold and beautiful.
Worldtime Aluminium Clock - GBP 69.90
This map incorporates six clocks, so you'll know what time it is in different time zones across the world.
Map Drawer Pulls Handles Knobs, Brushed Nickel by Sherry Truitt Studios - $80
These pull handles would be perfect for livening up a tired old cabinet or chest.
Wine Map of Italy - $129.95
This is not just a map; it's a wine map of Italy! It's decorative, educational and highly informative.
My Scratch Map - GBP 13.99
This is a fun idea: keep track of the countries you've visited by scratching them off on this wall map.
Large Picnic Blanket, London Map - GBP 35
Perfect for alfresco lounging or dining in the garden, this rug has loads to look at as you relax.
Cavallini Co Quality Gift Wrap, UK Map - GBP 3
Strictly speaking, this is wrapping paper. But as it's such great quality, it doubles up wonderfully as a poster. Use it as is on your wall, or add it to a special frame. It also makes a great, inexpensive map to add to a child's room.
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