Designing a Star Map for your Home? 5 Tips to Know.

by Ashley Gibbons
5 Tips on How To Design a Star Map for Your Home

In my experience, having photos and artwork hanging up in my home inspire me. Life can throw us curve balls, and every day you may not wake up feeling your best. But, if I pause and focus on a happy photo of our family or see beautiful artwork that reminds me of a special time, my mind and heart shift into a gratitude state.

Overtime, I've gotten faster and faster at switching from a grumpy mood to a more peaceful one. This is due, in part, to my practice of looking at the visual reminders I have hanging up around the house.

What does this mean for you?

It's easy for you (too) to create your own visual reminders of the love you have in your life.

Whether you're a person who loves the stars or the symbolic meaning they have, below are 5 things to consider when creating a Star Map for your home.

1. Make sure you love it!

We offer (and encourage) you to review a proof of your design before it's finalized. This gives you an extra chance to double check dates and make sure you love how the words appear in the design. If you don't love an aspect of your design, we're happy to edit it.

2. Color

Did you know we can design your Star Map in any specific color? While we've created a range of 25 color options to compliment most interior spaces, we can also do custom colors (through a specific #hex code). Fun fact: our top three most popular colors are:

  • White background with Navy sky
  • White background with Nero sky
  • Nero background with Nero sky

3. Design Layout

How many people or special days do you want to include? Some people prefer to create one Star Map for each child, for example. Other families like to have a three sky Star Map design with a Mom's birthday in the middle and the children's birth days to the left and right of Mom's sky.

4. Want a piece that's ready to hang?

If you're adding a Star Map to your gallery wall, you may want to order an unframed print and use a frame you already have. If you want artwork that comes ready to hang, we offer 3 options:

  • Framed Prints
  • Wrapped Canvases
  • Framed Canvases

To simplify choices at checkout, we have streamlined our frame color options. But if you need a specific frame color, email us to see if we have a color and style that would work for your space.

5. Materials

As you cultivate a home you love, you may be paying attention to the materials you use in your decor. Our designs are printed with archival materials so you can love them for many years to come. Framed prints and framed canvases use real wood (versus a wood composite) and are hand-made by our printing partner. There's also a peaceful feeling knowing your artwork is made in America and designed by a small wife & husband team.

I hope these 5 tips for designing a Star Map for your home are helpful! Did I forget anything? Email and tell me if there is a tip I should add to this list. You can reach me:

Ready to design a Star Map for your home? Browse the Designed With Meaning Star Map Collection.

New to Star Maps? Start here.

A Star Map for every story

If you're celebrating 1 person or a family of 10, 1 day or your favorite days, here's a design for you.