Even though not everybody is interested in history, it’s worth remembering that we are all part of it. Our world is billions of years old and we used to believe that it looks much different than it actually does. Some of these changes in our understanding of geography are very apparent when we look at historical cartographic documents. That was exactly our source of inspiration when designing our vintage map stickers that can take you many centuries back in time and become elegant and stylish additions to your living room or office. We have designs depicting the entire world or a single continent of your preference. One of the greatest advantages of stickers is that they can be used to decorate both walls and furniture. More on that later on.
The combination of raw materials and warm colours of the cartographic design will make for a stunning decorative contrast. But this is just one of many available options. A vintage map is also a wonderful choice for a colonial décor, especially if you choose a depiction of India or Africa. Alternatively, you may decide to follow your interest instead of focusing only on aesthetic qualities of the sticker. If you’re an avid traveller, perhaps you’ll also enjoy a retro map with travel routes of famous explorers.
Regardless of whether you work from home or in a soaring office building, the space where you spend several hours every day should look appealing. Decorating an office improves productivity, reduces stress levels and makes the work itself more pleasant. It’s much more difficult to focus in an empty, cold and ascetic room than in a welcoming, stylish space. This is yet another interior where vintage map stickers can really shine and show their true potential. The designs are a perfect match for elegant home offices filled with heavy, wooden furniture, warm colour schemes and designer office accessories. You can also use it in slick, modern décors to introduce some contrast and make the space cosier. The world of interior design is all about unusual and daring combinations, which is why mixing two different styles can lead to some incredible results. And during your coffee break at work you can look at the gorgeous map on your wall and make a plan for your next vacation.
We’ve spoken at length about history but now it’s time to look at another school subject. Let’s focus on decorating a geography classroom with practical stickers. Teachers often struggle to make their pupils interested in gaining knowledge. One clever idea to make that task easier is through decorating classrooms in an interesting way. Empty walls and boring educational tables from the previous century should be left in the past. Instead, decorate the classroom with durable and easy to install wall stickers. A retro map depicting drawings of continents as they were imagined in the Middle Ages or the Renaissance will be an interesting way to demonstrate to your pupils how our understanding of the world has changed throughout history. People used to believe that the Earth is flat and the oceans are inhabited by menacing dragons and giant sea serpents. While your students study contemporary physical and political maps they can look at the walls of the classroom and compare them to their historical counterparts to see the evolution of human knowledge.
Vintage map stickers are commonly used to decorate walls but there are many other surfaces that could use some cartographic upcycling. If you don’t have enough empty space to install a large sticker on your wall, you can just as well use it to revamp the look of your furniture. A large sliding door wardrobe is a perfect candidate. Decorate its front with a vintage design and enjoy a completely new look of a trusty piece of furniture. These self-adhesive stickers will also work wonders as desktop decorations for children, especially if they like geography. But that’s not all. If you spend a lot of your time with a laptop, make sure it looks original and stunning thanks to vintage laptop stickers that allow you to easily customise any regular, nondescript piece of equipment.