DIY Wall Decor Ideas: Vintage Maps

See our favorite DIY wall decor ideas using vintage maps — because vintage maps are so cool and an affordable way to decorate large walls or create a gallery wall. 

Find the printable vintage map you need in our collection of 20 vintage maps and a second collection of 20 more vintage maps (all free to download!). There are colorful maps, black and white, yellowed maps, world maps, city maps — pretty much anything you can think of! Find one that works for the DIY wall decor idea that speaks to you.

DIY home Decor Ideas Using Vintage Maps From Remodelaholic

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DIY Wall Decor Ideas using Vintage Maps

Maps are a creative and inexpensive way of creating your own DIY wall decor.

Whether you use maps from your own travels, pick up vintage maps from a thrift store (or eBay or Etsy), or print maps from our printable map collections, we’ve found 13 great ways to decorate with maps.

Plus, see 50+ more ways to display maps and other art here


(1) Create a framed map headboard via The Painted Hive

(This post also contains helpful tips for enlarging an image to print!)

20 Free Vintage Map Printable Images | #art #printable #maps


(2) Display framed maps on picture ledges via Elle Decor

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See our tutorial for a $20 DIY set of picture ledges!


(3) DIY Map Wall Treatment, Renter-Friendly! via Craftivity Design on Remodelaholic

DIY Wall Decor Ideas, Map Wall With Vintage Maps On Remodelaholic


(4) Hang several large-scale maps via Digs Digs

Many of the maps in our Collection of 20 Vintage Maps and 20 More Vintage Maps are available in big enough sizes to be printed large-scale!

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Related: DIY Wall Decor Ideas using cheap Engineer Prints and DIY Wall Decor Ideas for Large Walls


(5) Compose a vintage map gallery wall via Merika Meyer Interiors

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Related Reading: Easy Gallery Wall Ideas + tips for how to hanging a gallery wall quickly and 6 Tips for Creating a Balanced Gallery Wall


(6) DIY Nautical Map Wallpaper via Sopo Cottage on Remodelaholic

DIY wall decor, vintage maps as wallpaper on Remodelaholic


(7) Decoupage maps into an old window frame via Robb Restyle

Ways to use vintage maps by Robb Restyle | #art #printable #maps


(8) Add some color with vintage maps via Better Homes & Gardens

Vintage Maps, ideas on how to use them, BHG | #art #printable #maps

Love this DIY wall decor idea? There are some crazy colorful vintage maps similar to these that are free to download! Find some in our collection of 20 vintage maps or our second collection of 20 more vintage maps.


(9) DIY Pieced Map Wall Art via Creative Juices Decor on Remodelaholic

DIY Pieced Map Wall Art By Creative Juices Decor On Remodelaholic


(10) Maps in embroidery hoops via Row House Nest

maps-in-hoops for wall decor


11) Use the maps as decoupage for almost anything. Image via About Home.


(12) Pallet Map via Craft Shack

Pallet Map for DIY wall decor


(11) Vintage Map Coasters via eHow

Vintage Map Coasters


(12) Another headboard made with vintage maps (via Remodelista)

And wouldn’t it look great hanging standalone on the wall as a large wall art display?

vintage maps as a headboard, could also be large wall art (via Remodelista) on Remodelaholic

Check out these great headboards to buy and build to find one that suits your bedroom!


(13) Framed world map in a large DIY frame. (Jenna and Calder)

DIY Wall Decor Ideas: large map wall art above the tv (jennaandcalder)
Build your own frame with our tutorial: Easy DIY Rustic Picture Frame


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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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