Most of us can remember the first poster we pinned up on our bedroom wall. It may have been a full-length shot of a band member we were madly in love with at the time, or a scene depicting dolphins, or even an art print. For example, Gustav Klimt’s famous work The Kiss has been gracing bedroom walls for what seems like forever. Posters are an inexpensive and effective way to stamp our personalities onto the space we occupy. They’re also a great way to display motivational messages or personalized imagery.
The poster also has an alluring quality in that it can be used as a temporary design feature, one that can be moved or changed depending on mood, season or even time of life. We change as life goes and so too do the sorts of images we wish to exhibit in our homes.
The personalised or custom made poster really can inject a unique aspect to a room. Incorporating family, friends, pets or even favourite places they are on-off pieces of pop art. And they make a good talking point too. Also, posters with plenty going on make a great addition to the smallest room in the house.
Posters with a retro theme are widely popular today, especially as original movie posters and memorabilia command such high prices with collectors. But the good news is, you can still enhance your room’s look with an Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe poster for a fraction the cost of the real thing.
Whether it’s a serene snow scene or a scary movie promotional poster you are seeking, there’s really something for everyone in the world of posters. Some are even life size mural type affairs of sky-scapes or outlandish interiors. Now that really can mean a change of scene.