Nothing says travel and adventure like a map! We think maps are great decorative pieces that add interest and delight your guests. And they come in all shapes, sizes and applications.
We love the idea of this scratch off map of the United States. Encourage you guests to leave their mark and scratch off the gold foil to reveal their state. We recommend that you mount it over a cork board and provide push pins for guests who come after their state/region has been uncovered.
Or just start with a push pin map if that’s more your style:
If you are expecting international guests, here’s a scratch off map world version.
A large scale world map decal is another fun and graphic way to create a travel centered focal point on a larger wall. Not to mention it’s a pretty inexpensive way to decorate a larger wall.
Local maps featuring your town make great art that remind your guests that your town is a cool place to be. People love to look at a map and think “I am here!” ModernMapArt.com allows you to create bold and beautiful custom maps pinpointing your exact location. You can add custom text and reinforce your brand.
Another fun way to incorporate maps into your decor is through drinkware. Welltolddesign.com offers a variety of drinkware from whiskey glasses to coffee mugs on clear etched glass. And they have a great selection of popular cities, college towns and can create also create custom glassware for any town.
You can even bring a map onto your cozy sofa or bed! We love these black and white map throw pillows, which add simple but graphic interest to your living spaces. Modernmapart.com has tons of towns and cities available — yours is probably there!
You can also use maps to cover your guest information book. We love this one from Zazzle, which can be customized with your brand name. But we also love the idea of creating your own book cover with Modge Podge and cool old maps found from the thrift store.
If your rental is kid-friendly, map puzzles are an awesomely fun toy for little travelers. This one is great for kids three and over.