One of the cheapest and quickest ways to update any room are posters.
My love for posters must have started at University when I wanted to make my room, or ‘dorm’ like my American readers would put it, my own. I wanted to add my personality and I didn’t want to see any bare white/beige wall because it made me think of doctors clinics. So, I tended to add posters left, right and centre which may not have been the most pretty looking interior… so, as I’ve learnt a lot, I thought I’d share with you how you can use posters to decorate your walls making it look sophisticated or at the very least stylish (rather than mixed and matched mess!)
1. Theme your Posters
If you’re putting together your own posters then have a think about the theme and colour scheme of your final look before you even start buying the posters. There’s nothing worse than buying something to realise it doesn’t go well together. Be careful though, even when it’s the same theme be sure to delve deeper and decide on the tone of the photos and what type of animals too – will it be tropical or safari animals or perhaps woodland creatures like bears and owls?
If you don’t fancy putting together your own sets then Juniqe offers themed poster boxes, from animals to monochrome and florals. Each box has a selection of posters that fit perfectly together and make sense from an aesthetic point of view or imagery that are in the same tones.
2. Colour Coordinate
The colour of your posters need to fit together when it comes to the tone of the drawing or photography. This is really important, especially if you have a painted room in a particular colour. If you have a pink room, pink posters may be a little too much, unless it’s a different shade for example.
Just like the theme of your posters, the colour needs to be coordinated, even if you’re contrasting them. I recommend you create a colour palette before you collect your posters so that you know exactly what you’re looking for – is it black and white images on poster form or is it stunning photography in a warm beige tone?
3. Create a Collage using your Favourites
Juniqe – Poster Advent Calendars*
Obviously if you have a collection of posters you will have a few favourites. If you want a stylish wall, a lot of the time it means ditching those old posters and keeping only the best ones. When you create a collage it’s about creating a ‘feeling’ and a unique connection with the person looking at it, like a piece of art work. And as the connection is usually for yourself (it was for me, because I liked to stare at the wall as I worked on my essays) then it’s about creating a nostalgic atmosphere or even an ‘escapism’.
Last year you might have spotted my poster photo on Instagram (@mrsalinaghost) and it was all about celebrating my individuality and about being ‘different’. What is the feel that you want to create with your poster wall?
4. Try it, Don’t like it? Change it.
Firstly, test the way they look on the floor first and then put them up. But, because posters are easily put up using Blue-Tack it’s a matter of putting a few up and seeing whether they go together. If you don’t like it, it’s super easy to remove those off the wall without damaging the surface and then rearranging the collage!
I hope I convinced you to give it a go. Christmas is the perfect time to have fun or even January for that new and fresh start.
Go on, what are you waiting for?