Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Decorating with (inexpensive) Maps

I love maps (the Historian in me), could look at them for hours and adore homes that feature maps in the decorating...

I tore out the picture of this boy's room by Barbara Westbrook that was featured in Traditional Home several years ago.

I found a map at a cute  boutique (I wish I could remember the name of the shop) when visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Birmingham.  Actually, it was high-end gift wrap.  I purchased two knowing that I would use one in my son's room on the wall behind/above his bed.
 I've been wanting to find more to hang on his wall (it's a bit bare), and I came across this website today, which sells Map gift wrap.   It's called a Touch of Europe.  The best part is that these "maps" are $4.50 each.  I've even heard of people using this gift wrap to wallpaper their walls.

Think of the possibilities.  You could order and frame some of the "Flora and Fauna" pictures for instant wall decor!

After I originally posted this blog, I heard from Leigh, a friend of mine, who blogged about about wallpapering her son's room.  Way to go Leigh!! You've got to see this:

You can see the project in its entirety on this blog: Impress Your Kids

I'll post more pictures after I add more maps to W.'s wall!


Leigh said...

I LOVE MAPS! Here's what I did to my son's room a couple years ago... it's now our homeschool room!

Carson said...

Leigh-I had to go back and add this to the post. You did such a GREAT job! Where did you purchase the maps?

Leigh said...

Thanks for adding it! My mom saved up maps from National Geographic for years, so I didn't have to buy any of them...