Trending: Gorgeous Map Walls And Murals

Dress your space with these creative designs that will let you travel the world

Whether it’s a detailed London one to muse over in a cloakroom or a bright and colourful world view in a kid’s room, maps and murals have become an increasingly popular way to dress walls and add colour and interest to a space.

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There are plenty to choose from: opt for a vintage Ordance Survey map to get a glimpse of what your neighbourhood looked like in Victorian times or transport yourself to your favourite capital city. Whatever your style, there are plenty of reasons to be mad about maps. And here are some you need to have on your radar…

SATELLITE

Point Two Design has just released a brand new line of stand-out map wallpapers, taken by NASA satellites. Pick any place in the world that means something to you, and have an ultra high-res image of it printed from the sky.

This is a map of London, £9 per square foot, from Point Two Design

These self-adhesive mural maps can be customised not just to any place, from Paris to Funkley, Minnesota, but any size and in any colour too.

This is a map of Amsterdam, £9 per square foot, from Point Two Design

3D VINTAGE

A vintage scene, made modern by being three dimensional, the A City Rises wallpaper by Rebel Walls, £33 per m2, is pretty funky. A back scene with depth as well as a rich back story, this original map dates back to 1912 and shows the extraordinary reconstruction of downtown San Francisco after the city was hit by not only an earthquake, but also a fire in 1906.

This is the A City Rises wallpaper, £33 per m2 from Rebel Walls

ATLAS

The world maps from PhotoWall are a great way of sprucing up a kids room with something that’s subtly educational too. Don’t be surprised if they suddenly start acing geography class.

This is the World Map Detailed, e22619, £26 per m2 from PhotoWall.

For an on-trend pastel update, the World Map Wallpaper from Notonthehightreet.com is paste-free, self-adhesive, re-positionable and reusable, and can be stuck onto any non-porous surface – a fun update for a headboard or wardrobe perhaps?

This is the World Map Wallpaper, £215.00 from Notonthehighstreet.com

ORDNANCE SURVEY

Have a historic Ordnance Survey map printed of your local area, to create an interesting feature in a guest bedroom, cloakroom or hallway. With maps dating back to 1888, the historic maps from Love Maps On create an eye-catching feature wall.

Get the look: The map wallpaper is by Love Maps On… The bespoke headboard was made by Material Concepts. This is the Tribeca Duane pendant light by Søren Rose for Menu at Nest. The bespoke Andwoodcraft side table includes a Buster + Punch pull handle.

For detailed Ordnance Survey style maps, Love Maps On print close-ups that show the street names, parks and boroughs – they can even print them with hill shading to give the maps a 3D effect.

Custom map with hill shading, £149 per m2 from Love Maps On

Even without the shading, the maps  would make a striking feature in a hallway. A current overview of the local area to inspire new explorations perhaps?

This is the Custom Map Wallpaper Ordnance Survey Landranger by Love Maps On, £125 from Notonthehighstreet.com

OFF THE GRID

It’s hard to know where to start with Mr Perswall‘s wallpapers as there are so many to choose from, but we think the ultra-modern Manhattan grid is the perfect place. Sadly there isn’t a UK equivalent, but the modern lines, bright colours and fun repeat pattern more than make up for that. Pretty snazzy for an office, don’t you think?

This is the Manhattan wallpaper, P110901-6, £30 per m2 from Mr Perswall

LONDON

Ever wondered what London looked like decades ago? The London 1894 wall map by Happy Wall will introduce you to the smaller, quieter and greener London before skyscrapers took over. It’ll have guests captivated.

This is the London map 1894 wall mural from Happy Wall

Prefer something a little more up-to-date? Happy Wall’s London City Map is a simplified map of the city as we know it today.

This is the London City Wall Map Mural by Happy Wall

VICTORIAN

Pick a postcode and have a vintage Ordnance Survey street map printed of that exact area – but from Victorian times. Paste-free, self-adhesive, re-positionable and reusable, the Custom Victorian Street Map Wallpaper from Notonthehightreet.com that will make an interesting – and informative – feature.

This is the Custom Victorian Street Map Wallpaper , £170 from Notonthehighstreet.com

DEEP BLUE

The Blue World Map by Rebel Walls is restful as the different shades of blue blend into each other, making it a relaxed choice for a bedroom or study.

This is the World Map in Blue, £33 per m2 from Rebel Walls

WINDOW MAP

Instead of opting for plain frosted glass, create privacy with a printed window film. The National Maritime Museum collection for SurfaceView features gorgeous vintage maps from all over the world, printed on a. frosted window film that lets the light through, while retaining privacy.

Window film by SurfaceView

Aside from creating an interesting feature, and creating extra privacy in cloakrooms and bathrooms, they’re also perfect for creating a more attractive view if the current view from the window is less than desirable.

This is the View of Amsterdam map printed on a window film, code NMM0152-19115 from SurfaceView

The industrial style  ‘View of Amsterdam’, above, by the National Maritime Museum looks even better against a worn frame – and would suit Crittall-style too.

The National Maritime Museum collection features lots of other historic maps too, like the below close-up of London City.

Find more Window Film maps like this at SurfaceView

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