Maybe it’s my latent desire to travel subconsciously showing, but I’ve been fascinated with using maps in decorating for the last six months or so.
I think it crossed my mind initially when I saw this great picture while looking for inspiration for decorating my office at work:
And I did end up using a map on the wall of my office too:
(That isn’t the best picture, but trust me, it’s super cute in person!)
That wasn’t enough to really fulfill my desire to decorate with maps though. Probably cause I keep running across great pictures like these:
That’s why I was super excited when a Freecycler offered up a stack of travel maps of Southern States! I figured this was the fates telling me my desire to wallpaper my home with maps was approved!
(Honey, no worries, if you’re reading this… I won’t really wallpaper the whole house with maps, ok?)
What I’m thinking is that I’m going to use the maps on one corner of my youngest children’s shared room. My youngest son is all into cars and has two framed posters that he already wants to put up (donated by his favorite teacher! Hello Mrs. P!). So I think the maps would be a perfect complement on his sister’s side of the room and she’ll be happy to have something “different” than her baby brother.
At least, that’s my hope. (Why my family members can’t just agree with my decorating whims, I just don’t understand! I mean, they act like I should consider THEIR wants in their space or something… :P)
Anyway, I’ll be picking up the maps on the way home from work this evening. Still haven’t decided if I’ll go the framing route or find a temporary way to use them as “wallpaper” (in quotes because it has to be removable).
Figuring that out will be part of my Memorial weekend projects. Hope you guys have a fabulous and enjoyable long weekend too!
’til next time, happy budget decorating!
xoxo – Shauntelle