My family is currently contemplating a move to a new house. With the addition of a new baby last year it’s no surprise the family dynamic, as well as our household needs, changed. With a new home and older kids also comes new decor. The kids have their own plans. My older daughter wants a chandelier hanging in her room while my son has a different vision. As he puts it, “Mom, I just want maps in my new room.” I suppose a ten-year-old is on the verge of outgrowing all kid-themed things as he looks ahead to junior high and beyond. Therefore, ask and you shall receive.
Maps International, an online map store, recently reached out to share their impressive map selection. A quick glance at the company website revealed custom wall maps, art maps for the home, political wall maps, world map posters, framed wall maps, regional maps, magnetic maps, children’s maps, and more. I ended up with a beautiful laminated personalized world map: The Blair Family’s Travels. Personalized maps start at $59. We plan to frame it and pin all of our family travels (as the personalization implies) and hang it in our family loft. If you order, I suggest you get it laminated and framed via Maps International. It will save you the hassle of having to do it yourself. There’s something really fun about tracking our family’s travels. While I do have a pinned map labeled The Vacation Gals, we don’t have a family map so the kids are super excited and were actually arguing over it. Maybe I’ll get them each their own.
Browsing the pages and pages of maps I did get a little excited. There are so many choices. The ultimate though is the gorgeous wallpaper map. The size: 143.31″ (w) x 98.43″ (h). Right now there are three choices: Watercolour Map of London, Butterflies Art Map, and Political World Map. Each are $625. Look at the wall behind the bed in this photo. Isn’t it gorgeous?
The canvas (featured in the first photo of this post) is another one of my favorite products at Maps International. Such a piece would bring travel into the home with an artistic flair while the variety of colors will match many color themes. Personally, I think the magnetic maps would make for brilliant decor. Not only is it interactive as you plan your travels or help the kids with geography homework but it makes for a fun place to collect magnet souvenirs. Yes, my kids adore collecting magnets during our adventures, but they end up on our kitchen fridge, pinning down thousands of papers. If we end up moving the last thing I need is a cluttered kitchen, so I might have to consider this as another option to add to our game room loft. Still, I’m open to ideas.
How do you display maps in your home? Do you have any grand suggestions?
Thank you Map International for sharing your collection with us and for the beautiful personalized map.