25 unique World Maps for any Traveler’s Home

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Map of the world with pins

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World map wall art is the number one gift for any traveler. Seriously, all travelers will love an awesome world map poster or a framed world map wall decoration. But where to find unique world map wall art that goes beyond the classic scratch world map poster?

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against scratch maps, they are cool. I just want to show you today that there are plenty of different original gift ideas for world map wall decoration!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three world maps.

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World map wall decor

World map wall art for large budgets

#1 Scratch world map poster

World scratch map
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

I know, I know, I promised you a list of unique world map wall decor items. But I can’t just make a list with wall maps without including the number one map for travelers: A scratch map.

However, I do want to keep my promise about sharing original items. And as it turns out there are quite a few different scratch maps you can choose from.

  • Classic Scratch Map. This is the cheapest version and simply includes all countries, but nothing extra.
  • Scratch Map Deluxe. This is the one in the photo, besides all countries, there is also the possibility of scratching continents and world geographical information
  • Rainbow Scratch Map. This map will appear in the colors of the rainbow once all countries of the world have been scratched. Oh, and it also has a list of the country names at the bottom.
  • Capitals Of The World. If you are looking for a scratch map for a city tripper, this may be the best one. It is specifically focused on all the capitals of the world. So besides the country, the capitals are also clearly marked.
  • Coffee and Chocolate World Scratch Map.  I already talked about this map in my coffee lovers’ gift guide. But this scratch map does not only provide space to scratch off countries they have visited, but also coffee and cacao beans they have tried!

#2 Push pin world map wall art

Push pin world map
Pushpin world map

World map wall art made from foam is the perfect push-pin map, where travelers can pin every place they have visited. What is cool about the pushpin map is that they can also pin photos or local currency at each destination, making it a very personal decorative item.

Just as with the scratch maps, there are many different foam push pin world map wall decor items, so I have selected a few different designs for you to pick your favorite.

#3 Best of both worlds map poster

Scratch map and push pin map
Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

If you can’t decide between getting a scratch or a push pin map, don’t!

This world map poster by Not on the High Street combines the fun of scratching off a map with the cool possibility of pinning the places you have visited and of course adding photos, and other memories to your map.

#4 Metal world map wall art

Metal world map
Metal world map

This metal world map wall decoration is one of my personal favorites. Though, to be honest most of the maps on this list are my favorites. I guess that’s why I included them in the first place.

But what’s also cool about the metal world map wall art, is that you can decorate the map by adding photos with magnets to the places you have visited.

The metal world map is also available in gold and white.

#5 Magnetic world map wall art

Magnetic world map wall art
Magnetic world map wall art

If you really liked the idea of being able to hang photos on your map by using magnets, you will surely love this magnetic world map!

#6 Another metal world map wall art

Metal globe map
Metal globe map

If you want a unique world map wall decoration this globe metal world map is the perfect map for you.

The map is available in gold, silver (white), and black.

#7 World map wood wall art

Wooden world map wall art
Wooden world map wall art

World maps made of wood are beautiful and unique pieces of wall art. You can find quite a few different wooden world maps, but this map with different colors of wood is one of my favorites.

#8 Geometric metal world map wall art with compass

Geometric world map
Geometric world map

Personally, the metal geometrical world maps are my favorites, and what makes this one even more special is the floral design of the map and the compass that’s incorporated into the map.

If you like geometrical map design too, you will probably also love the next map on this list!

#9 Geometrical world map wall decor

Geometric world map
Geometric world map

This geometrical world map is one of my favorites. Especially the way it has been designed with the pictures around it as in the photo above. Though remember that it does not come with the picture frames and the lines attaching them to the map, so you will need to add these yourself if you like this design too.

#10 Chalk world map wall decoration

Chalk world map
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Another awesome world map wall decoration is this chalk one. Perfect for people who are creative and who would like to decorate their maps with chalk, write down funny memories or draw images that remind them of their trips.

#11 World map bucket list

World map with bucket lists
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

This world map is perfect for people who love bucket lists, or who have a large bucket list but never really take action to fulfill them. This large map with space for their bucket list items will be a daily reminder to take action and live their dreams (oh boy that sounds so cheesy).

#12 Stamp world map wall decor

World map with stamps
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Which travel lover doesn’t love their passport getting stamped? And they can stamp their map each time their passports are stamped!

The map comes with a stamp and red ink.

#13 Multi-panel world map wall decor

Three panel world map wall art
Three-panel world map wall art

This set of three panels is a beautiful and unique world map wall decor item if you ask me.

Though, personally, I prefer this set of five panels. It is less colorful than the one in the photo, but I guess that’s just a matter of preference.

#14 National geographic’s world map

National Geographic world map
National Geographic world map

This National Geographic world map did a good job of reminding us that the world is round and not flat. An aspect that is often lost on regular maps.

#15 Colorful educational world map

Map of the world with animals
Map of the world with animals

This world map with prints of animals and trees and plants found across the world is not only a colorful and educational world map for kids, but I am sure many adults will love this design too!

#16 Uni color world map wall sticker

Acrylic sticker map
Acrylic sticker map

This plain world map may look simple, but that is exactly what makes it beautiful. The map comes in many different colors so you can adjust it to match your home!

Do keep in mind this is a sticker, so the map works best on smooth walls.

#17 Vintage world map poster

Vintage world map
Vintage world map

This world map poster with a vintage look is perfect for people who enjoy old rustic-style home decoration.

#18 One-line metal world map

World map from a line
World map from a line

If this metal line map isn’t original and unique enough for this list, I don’t think you will enjoy the rest of the items on this list.

It’s a beautiful minimalistic map, which is perfect for people who love that kind of home decor style!

World map wall art for mid-budgets

#19 Photo world map wall decoration

World map made from photos
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

If you are looking for a personalized map, this photo world map is the perfect gift for you!

You can pick seven photos that will be used to decorate the various continents of the world. Choose photos of your family or your trips to these continents.

Animal lovers could pick a photo of an animal they saw on each continent, beach lovers could do the same for beaches, and mountain lovers with mountains. The possibilities are endless!

#20 Cork world map wall decor

Cork world map
Cork world map

Cork maps are just like push-pin maps perfect for people who would love to add photos to their maps. The cork map is simply a bit cheaper than most push-pin maps, and it has a different look.

You could also opt for this black cork map.

#21 Single-line map wall art

Metal world map
Metal world map

This beautifully designed world map is another one of my favorites. Though as you probably already noticed, I have a hard time picking a favorite. I love the metal design and the mix of the map with a compass and the cool mountain range up in Canada.

#22 Glow in the dark world map

Glow in the dark world map
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

This glow-in-the-dark map is perfect for travel lovers who still enjoy a little bit of light during the night. The map will light up their rooms when they turn off the lights and go the sleep, so they can dream about the world and all the places to travel to when they close their eyes.

#23 Regular laminated world map poster

Laminated world map
Laminated world map

This laminated world map is a pretty standard map that will do well in pretty much any type of room. I’ll admit, it is a bit of a standard map, but with all the diversity of this list, I felt like I had also had to include a standard one.

Do keep in mind that it doesn’t come with wooden bars to hang the map.

#24 Day and night world map wall decoration

Day and night world map
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Most world map wall decor items are static. Sure, you can change the scratch, stitch, and stamp maps, but they do not change by themselves, they are not in motion.

But this day and night world map is!

Depending on the angle from which you look at the map, you will either see what it looks like during the day or the night. And as you walk through the room and look at the map, you can see it changing!

World map wall art for small budgets

#25 Watercolor world map tapestry

World map tapestry
World map tapestry

If you are looking for a cheaper world map that’s still pretty unique, this dark design is your go-to map.

It’s small but very affordable and you can order larger maps as well, just know that the price will increase with that too.

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