To us, there's a certain charm to looking at maps. Going in to take a closer look at small towns and routes always reminds us of trips taken and future travel destinations...
If you ask us, older is better, so we're always on the look-out for the perfect aged map. If you prefer the vintage look, you can always age a map with tea or coffee. One giant map is a great idea for your home's decor---think playful and fun. Having an entire wall to plot trips and study geography (which would also make an awesome accent wall). Or, if you'd like more sophisticated map decor, you could break the map up into sections and frame side by side. That way, you have the look of a huge map but it's appearance has been spruced up. On the other hand, globes are a great addition to any bookshelf and we're also really digging the children's vintage map blocks. While they're marketed for kids, we could see one or two on a kitchen ledge or next to a set of books in the living room.
(Images: 1. Inspiration: Avacado and Papaya's Map Room, 2. Vintage Map Blocks, 3. ShopUrsula, 4. Soft-Map Blanket, 5. Look!: Maps, Maps and More Maps)