17 Inspiring Interiors with Vintage Maps

17 Inspiring Interiors with Vintage Maps

Nancy Mitchell
Nov 15, 2015
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Maybe you have a big wall in your house or apartment that you're trying to fill. Have you considered a map? Maps are colorful, they're exciting, and they can serve as callbacks to places you've been that you've loved, or reminders of places that you haven't visited but want to. Whatever your reasoning, and however you chose to display them, maps will impart to your home just a little bit of mystery and worldly cool.

Above: A vintage classroom map of Europe is the main event in this living space from Hvitur Lakkris.

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A giant world map enlivens a dining room from Design Sponge.

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Filling in the glass panels of a french door is a fun way to display maps, and add a little privacy when needed. From BHG.

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A vintage map makes a bold statement in a living room from Fantastic Frank.

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Another vintage map appears as part of a gallery wall in a dining room from My Domaine.

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A framed map above the bed is the perfect finishing touch in this room from The Painted Hive.

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Faded maps contribute to the bohemian feel of a house from Design Sponge.

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I love this quirky method of framing maps, spotted on A Cup of Jo.

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Maps pair with a map-covered dresser in an interior from Country Living.

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Express your passion for a particular country with an oversized map, as seen on My Scandinavian Home.

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Black and white maps add sophistication to an apartment spotted on The Village.

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Maps with limited colors can play nicely into a more minimal color scheme, as seen on BHG.

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A wall-sized map of Paris makes this bedroom from Design Sponge.

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A very eductional bathroom from Lonny.

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A map on the floor is so Carmen Sandiego. Italian company Area Pavimenti makes custom wool rugs that can be printed with whatever design (or map!) your heart desires.

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Use a map to commemorate a favorite spot, as seen on Vintage Revivals.

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And finally, a creatively framed map from Ben Pentreath.

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