DIY Room Decor: 3 Fresh Ideas Using Maps

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We've used maps as envelope liners and as wallpaper, made collages from them, and decorated cake stands with them, but their design uses seem endless. Here are three more clever ideas for decorating with maps, from a simple frame to a more complex headboard.

1. Create a unique focal point in your bedroom by decoupaging a headboard with vintage maps, as seen in the lead image above. From Better Homes & Gardens.

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2. Blogger Paisley Sprouts made a cool pendant for her son's room using maps of meaningful places in their family's life.

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3. Frame a favorite photo, and use a map of where the photo was taken as mat. From Yummy Mummy Club.

(Image credits: BHG; Char Hadas; Yummy Mummy Club)

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.