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10 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Maps

I am in LOVE with these ideas for home decor. I’m a travel nut, so this is right up my alley.

Looks like I’ll be hittin’ up the thrift stores on a hunt for cool maps. I’ve got some serious paper crafting to do. The hard part will be which section of the map to use!

Keep reading to see all the fun to be had with maps and DIY home decor:


  • Map Covered Dresser 1 of 10
    Map Covered Dresser
    Cover a bland looking dresser with a map. Perfect for any bedroom.
    Get the instructions over at The May Fly.
  • Spruce up a Lamp 2 of 10
    Spruce up a Lamp
    Decorate a lamp shade with a map from where you've traveled. Makes for a great light at night.
    Get the instructions over at Chez Larsson.
  • Map Covered Lamp 3 of 10
    Map Covered Lamp
    More lamp love with maps. I think this is a great way to decorate any room in the house.
    Get the instructions over at Design Sponge.
  • Map Monogramed Letters 4 of 10
    Map Monogramed Letters
    Decorate a simple large letter with a section of a map. Maybe match the letter with the destination on the map used.
    Get the instructions over at Francine Clouden.
  • Decoupaged Map Trays 5 of 10
    Decoupaged Map Trays
    Inspired from a globe, these map covered trays make a perfect serving dish.
    Get the instructions over at P.S. I Made This.
  • Coastal Map Covered Coffee Table 6 of 10
    Coastal Map Covered Coffee Table
    This is the perfect way to decorate your living space with a map, covering the top of your coffee table. You can really see the whole map with this large of a space.
    Get the instructions over at The Painted Hive.
  • American Travel Map 7 of 10
    American Travel Map
    Document your travel across America with this piece of map art.
    Get the instructions over at Design Sponge.
  • Paper Map Garland 8 of 10
    Paper Map Garland
    Shape your paper map into fun designs and string them on a line to make a darling paper map garland.
    Get the instructions over at Bookity.
  • DIY Globe Garland 9 of 10
    DIY Globe Garland
    Learn how to fold paper maps into boxes and attach with twine to make a globe garland .
    Get the instructions over at Poppytalk.
  • Weave a Paper Map Basket 10 of 10
    Weave a Paper Map Basket
    Fold, bend and weave your paper map into a beautiful new basket. You can place all your traveling trinkets inside.
    Get the instructions over at Make.

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