Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy


Decorating With Maps

Travel Themed Home Decor

My husband and I love to travel. In fact, he asked me to move to Europe with him the first night we met. I said yes and we did move to London not long after. I had already lived in Sweden and loved the chance to travel more. We explored a new country pretty much every month. It was amazing. He proposed to me in the courtyard of the Louvre in Paris.

When we got engaged we realized that we wanted to raise a family back home. So we left our travelling dreams behind and started new dreams: two adorable boys.

Even though our life here is great, we talk about travelling all the time. Both of us are counting the days until we can hop on a plane and see more of the world. Until then, I keep reminders throughout our home of our travels, including a framed map of London which I love.

I love the idea of using maps for decor. Especially when you choose them because they evoke a memory.

I love the idea of framing a series of small maps together: one for where you met, another one for where you got engaged and one for where you got married.

I think that using a map for a mat in a picture frame looks amazing, don't you agree?

Maps are great for kids' spaces too. They are educational and colourful.

What do you think? Would you use maps to decorate your home?

{photo credits: me, houzz, flickr, not on the high street, martha stewart, jones design company, beautiful symmetry}