Friday, June 18, 2010

Put a map up

Maps are a great way to decorate your walls, don't you think? colorful maps, vintage maps, maps for kids, anything really will dramatically add a sparkle in your home. I love the idea of hanging a couple of maps in our living room. is this something you would do? I love what Paloma did!!
I love this first one, I think it would look great in a library or in a kid's room. Great way to learn a bit of geography too 





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42 comments:

  1. I love the idea of an antique looking map. These are great.

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  2. These are GREAT! i would totally decorate with maps :)
    <3 Cara

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  3. I love to travel so I love decorating with maps (I have a few hanging in my office and even my kitchen). They seem to connect me to the world.

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  4. I love the vintage waterways type of maps. My husband has a few but he would never allow them to be hung! What a shame!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  5. love this! my mom loves geography, so we've all been inspired to collect maps through the years. i love all the different national geographics that come with their magazine!

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  6. I love cool vintage maps - always looks so stylish! We hung a map of Australia before we went to inspire us :)

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  7. we have a massive vintage map of paris in 1900 framed in our home... and i love it!

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  8. i'm been on the comment wagon lately but this has got to be my favorite. i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE maps. Thanks for the ideas. i'm thinking of a way to incorporate some in my room which it's walls are already full

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  9. This is such a cool idea, Helena! I love maps anyway, and I think they're great to decorate with! We have a world map shower curtain that is actually pretty cool!

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  10. We have some in our family room and I LOVE them. So pretty and SUCH a great conversation starter!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. Great post! I bought this: http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Paris-Map-Cavallini-Wrapping-Paper/300_631/406683.html for my bedroom, and I love it!

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  12. Love them Helena!
    Maps are so collectible...even more so with all the new gadgets & technology; GPS!
    better start collecting~
    xo*

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  13. I think it's such a great idea! We have them in our living room in some vintage bronze frames. Greatway to add colour, and I agree, great conversation starter:)

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  14. I adore maps! I find them so intriguing... I think back to old, old ships and the extensive and beautiful maps that they would have on board. I love the one example you show of a single map separated into the four sections— a lovely touch.

    A wonderful detail—thanks for featuring this!
    Hope you're having a lovely week, my friend :)

    xo

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  15. I should really do something like this in my son's room. He rearranged, took some stuff down and now one wall is kind of empty. Thanks for the idea, Helena!! xo

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  16. great group of photos my sweet girl...i just love maps. they are so sophisticated, no?

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  17. it is a great idea! i actually want to put up a world map and put pins on places i've been to and want to go to. i'm thinking maybe i'll start with a US map first. :D

    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  18. wow these are stunning, truly great picks!



    Really lovely blog!

    Cheers, Jesa

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  19. I'm a fan of old maps.
    I like the first one.

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  20. YES!!! I love it... posted some map inspirations a while back too! :) Now I just need a home where to hang a map... :)
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/
    http://gypsy-photography.blogspot.com/

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  21. Such a great idea! I love the framed maps you have chosen, they look fab!

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  22. Love maps, like the room with the 4 maps that join up, really great! Have a lovely weekend!x

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  23. Ahh that's such a good idea. I'm thinking of getting a map notice board, and then I can put pins in all the places I've been to.

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  24. I'm definitely going to put a map in my son's room!!!

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  25. My girls have huge maps in their rooms... and it really helps them learn geography... even if they don't realize it!!

    xoxo Laura

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  26. A very fun and cool idea. I'd love to put little star stickers on all the places I've been...which means I should probably just get a map of the US, as I've been to most of the states and only a few different countries in the world.

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  27. Yes I love this concept! It livens up any room.

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  28. Preciosas fotos Helena!
    Que tengas un buen fin de semana :)

    Xx

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  29. oh gosh i love the first picture! The map wallpaper is great!

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  30. i LOVE map walls! i think it would be soo cool to put one up and put pins or bunting flags or even pictures in the spots that you've been too! hmm you got me thinking.. now i kind of want to do that for my basement!!

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  31. I love the idea of doing something like this in a boy's room.

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  32. I know a family who has a wall-spanning map like this in their kitchen. Quiz any of the family members and they'll school you in world capitols!

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  33. yes love love love! i have always wanted a big map mural in my basement one day!

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  34. so in love with this decorating tip and the examples you shared. have a wonderful weekend, my dear blog friend!

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  35. oh my! I love maps... so chic and timeless! and all these pictures are so pretty!

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  36. So glad to see this post! Maps tell me how vast the world is and gives me the reason to step out more :-)

    ~Su
    Il Mare Atelier

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  37. I love the map look! I'm thinking of trying it in my living room. Love reading your blog...it's so happy!

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  38. love decorating with maps. one wall in my son's room looks just like your first photo. so cute, colorful and educational!

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