I was offered a free poster in any size from Modern Map Art, an online retailer that specializes in creating artwork and posters based on real places across the world. You can get maps of pretty much any major city and also customize your own piece. I think it’s a great way to remember the places you’ve visited that hold a special place in your heart.
For my poster I chose a 24×36 print of the Hawaiian Islands, a simple but modern piece that would go well in our home. I selected the Blue color, which has the islands in blue and the background is white. It arrived in a sturdy cardboard tube as most posters do. Shipping was fast but unfortunately my poster was damaged in the shipping proces. I’m sure if I had asked, I would have been offered a new poster, but since it was free, I decided to try and frame it and see how it would turn out. I ordered a barn wood-gray frame from Amazon which I really liked.
I think you can still see some of the damage in the poster but it depends on the lighting. These pictures were taken in natural light.
I think it looks pretty good in my dining room, even though I didn’t get a chance to mount it on the wall yet. It looks fine just leaning against the wall but I think I will hang it up at some point since I already have a hook on the wall leftover from our Christmas wreath. It’s a command hook but the weight of the poster and frame is fairly light so I think it will be fine. I just have to attach a wire to the back of the hook and I’m done!
I think map posters are a really great way to incorporate your travels into your home decor in an artistic fashion. I may order some more! In fact, I think I want all the individual Hawaiian islands as well as a street map of Honolulu. I think it will somehow make our home feel more like a true hale.
Thanks Jennifer from Modern Map Art for the poster!
P.S. I was not compensated for this post, aside from receiving the poster. The opinions are entirely my own.