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Maps as Wall Art With a Sense of Place

Create a focal point by framing sections of one large piece

map framed in separate pieces as wall art, easy upgrade
Photo by Adrian Briscoe/Home & Garden/IPC + Syndication
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Large-scale art provides an impressive focal point in a room, but it often comes with an equally impressive price tag. Framing a map is a quick way to add color and a personal touch; choose a map that reflects your travels or serves as a beacon for a destination down the road. To save on the cost of framing, divide the map into sections that fit standard-size frames (the 18-by-24-inch ones here are about $8 each at target.com). Arrange the map sections to reflect the shape of the land mass for a unique gallery-style installation. The result: a well-traveled look for very little coin.
Large-scale art provides an impressive focal point in a room, but it often comes with an equally impressive price tag. Framing a map is a quick way to add color and a personal touch; choose a map that reflects your travels or serves as a beacon for a destination down the road. To save on the cost of framing, divide the map into sections that fit standard-size frames (the 18-by-24-inch ones here are about $8 each at target.com). Arrange the map sections to reflect the shape of the land mass for a unique gallery-style installation. The result: a well-traveled look for very little coin.
 
 

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