10.10.2010

This Week's Ideabook on Houzz - How to Travel The Globe Without Leaving Your Living Room~

This week at Houzz.com I am talking about using maps in your home decor...


Do you have wanderlust? Do you ever daydream of visiting exotic locales? Most of us would love to see the world, but traversing the globe isn't very realistic for many of us. Making our homes look like we are well travelled, however, IS within our reach.

Maps in home decor are extremely popular at the moment. They will add a fabulous design element to your house, and may even appease the world-traveller-that-lies-within without breaking the bank.

Here are some great ideas for incorporating maps into your decor.


Minnesota Ranch Home traditional

A stylized map in a soft palette adds sophistication to an entryway.



Minnesota Ranch Home traditional

An oversized map used as wallpaper throughout adjoining rooms makes for a fun and unusual wall treatment.



West Village Loft modern kids

A focal wall treated with an oversized world map can set the color story for a room, and eliminates the need for artwork.

To see the entire article, click here.

4 comments:

tales from an oc cottage said...

Bon voyage!


m ^..^

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Maybe it's the traveler in me, but I am in love with any design that uses maps. So inspiring. Trying to plan how to use them in my son's room right now. So indecisive. :)

Denise said...

I love the map trend right now! I have plans to print out some of the Hawaiian islands via Google images for our home office :) The first set of inspiration pictures are AMAZING. wow. thanks for sharing!

macmommy4 said...

I absolutely loooove maps... this was inspiring!