Guest Groups: Around the World with Map Decor

If you’re one of those people who lives to traveling, who has moved overseas but still cherishes your home country, who wants to sneak in something educational for the children, or who just enjoys antique patterns and inspiring designs, chances are you could be smitten by map-inspired decor.

Get your cartography fix using a classic wall map, quirky print or unexpected accessory. Are you ready? Let us take a trip around those thoughts. — Alicia from Atypical Sort A

Keep Calm Gallery

Get Lost Print – GBP 32

Love your art bright, bold and quirky? I know I do. This classic map overprinted using the tongue-in-cheek message is available from the Keep Calm Gallery.

Hard to Discover

World Map Sticker – AUD 190

Proceed and pay for a wall with this fun vinyl decal from Lilly & Lolly. Inspire the children’ sense of adventure and set it at the walls of a playroom or bedroom. They won’t even know they’re learning at the same moment.


UK Map Pillow Cushion Cover by My Bearded Pigeon

Map accessories should not only be paper in your wall. Try one of these cushions to add an interesting touch with a couch.

Urban Outfitters

Louis Armstrong Told Us So Print – $39

If the classic world map look is too stuffy for your preference, how about this whimsical, patterned design instead?

Urban Outfitters

Around the World Letter – $14

I am a typography nerd who is currently obsessed with channels (and has a name starting with A), therefore it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that this cute letter signal is on my buying list.

Urban Outfitters

Atlas Tapestry – $39

Proving that tapestries don’t need to look like stuffy old relics, this contemporary design will heat up a primitive, large space like a generous living room or warehouse flat.

Eclectic Dressers – $399.95

Make a statement with this stunning map-covered chest of drawers. Coupled with your favorite white and black travel photographs, it could be a talking point.


City Plates – $50

You may be unable to dine in your favorite cities every night, but with these plates you can dine .


Scratch Map – $24

This is a spin on the old pin-the-places-you’ve-visited with concept. Yep, it’s a scratch-off world map!

Keep Calm Gallery

Viking Print – GBP 35

This quirky print is ideal if you want your travel to be done relaxing and by sea.

Keep Calm Gallery

La Terre Print by Dual Merrick – GBP 50

This is a fun mid-century–fashion screen print by the illustrator Dual Merrick.


Map Lampshade by ECLU – $89

Curl up with your favorite travel book or photo album beneath this sweet and delicate lamp.


Vintage Maps Original Wall Art Repurposed by Elizabeth St. – $58

This odd wall decor piece is an utterly charming approach to re-purpose outdated maps. The colours blend together into such a lovely pattern, don’t they?


Vintage Map, ROME Atlas Map Italian Print by Ex Libris Journals – $12

Immortalize your favorite place by framing a fascinating vintage city map of it, like this one of Rome.


Watercolor Map of the World Map Art Print by Art Pause – GBP 14.99

For all those of you who preferred art class to geography in school, this fairly watercolor is the kind of world map.


Birds of the World Wooden Bird with North Carolina Beach Map by Silvery Moon Art – $12

Flutter away from the memory of your favorite travel destination using a whimsical bird figurine.

Brown Button Trading

Mappemonde Trinket Box – AUD 70

A sweet decoupaged trinket box is ideal for keeping your treasured souvenirs or convenient travel accessories.

White & Wander

Large Vintage Globe – AUD 140

Spin a globe and see where your finger lands to pick your next destination! Well, maybe not, but at least a world such as this can help you dream.

Izola Shower

New York City Subway Map Shower Curtain Version 1, Clear – $29

This is a funky and surprising means to incorporate map decor into your house. This subway map shower curtain will add a fun element to a neutral toilet.


Vintage World Map Print, You’re my world by Ex Libris Journals – $12

As exciting and wonderful as travel is, occasionally you need to remind yourself that what is at home is more significant.

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