ISSUE 3  |  For the Kids

Accessories: Maps as Children’s Room Decor

January 22, 2009 11:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

We know it's not a new idea, but maps make the perfect wall decor in children's rooms: aesthetically appealing, and think of all the geography to be learned.

Above: Photo from Emma's Design Blog.

Here are some sourcing ideas:

Above: Ikea’s mural-like Premiar World Map (78 3/4 by 55 inches) is printed on canvas, ready to hang, costs $199, and features a slightly vintage look.

Above: The World Map Wall Mural (13 feet wide and 8 feet 8 inches tall) is $149.95 at Environmental Graphics.


Above: Hammacher Schlemmer carries the world's largest Write-On Map Mural for $149.95

Above: Design Within Reach recently started carrying selections from Future Maps, a UK company founded in 2003 by a graphic designer/geography enthusiast. Magnetic Future Maps (top photo) are available in two sizes ($150 for the small size, $450 for the large size). Paper Future Maps are $80 for small, $180 for large.

Above: For the nihilistic teenager, Black World Map Wall Sticker; $153.50 at Ferm Living.