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.
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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.
(1) Create a framed map headboard via The Painted Hive
(This post also contains helpful tips for enlarging an image to print!)
(2) Display framed maps on picture ledges via Elle Decor
(3) DIY Map Wall Treatment, Renter-Friendly! via Craftivity Design on Remodelaholic
(4) Hang several large-scale maps via Digs Digs
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
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
(7) Decoupage maps into an old window frame via Robb Restyle
(8) Add some color with vintage maps via Better Homes & Gardens
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
(10) Maps in embroidery hoops via Row House Nest
11) Use the maps as decoupage for almost anything. Image via About Home.
(12) Pallet Map via Craft Shack
(11) Vintage Map Coasters via eHow
(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?
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)
Build your own frame with our tutorial: Easy DIY Rustic Picture Frame
Check out these other DIY Wall Decor Ideas:
- 60 Ideas for Decorating Large Walls
- DIY Wall Decor Ideas with Engineering Prints
- 50+ Wall Decor Ideas and Tips