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Super-Chic Map Posters: You Design, they Deliver

Melbourne map art by mapiful on The Life Creative

When I moved into my forever home two months ago, I was determined to get my hands one some chic, monochromatic art that was reflective of the new life I’d set up in Melbourne. Something a bit left-of-centre, that reflected the love I have for my new surrounds after living my whole life in Sydney. And definitely something less colourful than the art I owned in my old rental unit.

The colour scheme I’d planned out for this new pad was more black-white-grey, with pops of muddy greens and blues, so bright art and prints were ruled out for the most part.

So often the decor Gods look down on me (I like to think), and say to themselves: let’s throw this guy a bone. Because just days before I moved house I discovered Swedish brand Mapiful, whose website I used to design my very own piece of art. Map posters don’t get more super-chic than this, and I couldn’t be happier with the results of my handiwork.

Mapiful Melbourne map art on the life creative blog

Map Posters by Mapiful: Custom-made Wall Art

One of the main things I love about this art – apart from the chic colour story – is that you use the Mapiful website to customise your own print.

Choose your state, choose your city, or hone in on your suburb: the words displayed at the bottom of the print are entirely up to you.

You also get to choose how zoomed-in the map is. Keep it a wide-shot of your city (like I have here with Melbourne), or zoom all the way into your street and have that displayed instead.

There are also four sizes to choose from, four unique border designs, and also the option to have it printed portrait or landscape. You really end up with a piece that you’ve had some creative input into – which I love the idea of.

Prices start from around $80 AUD.

Framing your Map Posters

The poster comes rolled up in a tube, so you’ll need to lay it out and add some books to the corners to get it flattened out.

In terms of framing it, I went straight to IKEA (as I do for most or my frames – they’re so affordable!) and chose a 61 x 91cm Stromby Frame. The print I got was slightly larger than the frame, so I trimmed the edges a little so it would fit.

But I’d personally recommend (to make it easier) that you go for a 50 x 70cm print so it’ll fit perfectly in an IKEA frame of the same dimensions. But that part is entirely up to you!

melbourne birds eye view art by mapiful on the life creative

Score 15% Off Map Posters from Mapiful

You lucky duck! Friends of The Life Creative receive a divine 15% off your Mapiful print, which is a killer deal if you ask me.

Use the code CREATIVE15 at checkout on the Mapiful website here.

A big thanks to the team at Mapiful for issuing this generous discount, and for sending my divine design Down Under!

What do you think of these map posters? Where would you put one at home?

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He's also spent time on TV, on Channel 10's Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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