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10 World Traveler Decorating Ideas

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Maps of the Unreal World

Include compasses, weathervanes, and even pirate ship swag to complete the look.
Include compasses, weathervanes, and even pirate ship swag to complete the look.
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Don't you love old maps? With the admonition, "There Be Giants," printed on the parts no one has explored yet, maps make the perfect decorating theme for world travelers (and world traveler wannabees). They capture the mystery of exploration. Don't think small when you're considering map décor, either. Go big. Those puny wallpaper-border maps are an insult. They make our big blue marble look like a discarded orange peel. Take a wall -- take two walls, and freehand a huge world map your kids can really investigate. Block print exotic names like Timbuktu, Katmandu and Xanadu (wait a minute; that last one isn't real!) large enough to inspire questions and daydreams.

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