I've always had a fascination with maps - as a tool, as a gateway for the imagination, and - most relevant for our purposes here - as a design element. I recently scratched my map aesthetic itch with the above wooden sign from the excellent Alchemy Home Decor, which got me thinking about other ways that maps can be incorporated into home decor. Below, a few suggestions:
Throw pillows to match, also from Alchemy Home Decor.
This beautiful framed world map comes with push pins so you can track your travels (or make a wish list).
A pink globe! Or blue, green, gold, grey or black. So no matter what your room's color scheme, you'll never be lost in it.
I'm obsessed with this gorgeously colored print from Mark Ashkenazi.
Stationery gets in on the map fun with this greeting card collection from Rifle Paper Co.
Of course, much of the aesthetic appeal of maps comes from the sense of wanderlust, adventure, and connection to place that they inspire. So grab a thoughtfully designed and purposely crumpled map from Huset and get up and go travel!
Speaking of which . . . we will be in Hawaii for two weeks! See you when we return from the Aloha State!