No matter if you are an indie, grunge, or cottage core person, posters are a simple way to add that aesthetic to your surroundings. Posters alone can do so much more than that. In this article, we will explain how.
Whether you are just now starting to find your own style or if you’ve connected with a certain type of aesthetic for quite some time, it can sometimes be a challenge to let that vibe permeate through your entire life. A simple way to enhance your aesthetic in your home is by acquiring art prints and posters. You can purchase posters online or in home furnishing and decor stores.
How do I find good posters?
Start by allowing yourself to get inspired
There are plenty of places to get inspired and find the style of prints and posters you’re looking for. For example, apps such as Pinterest act as visual discovery engines to help you find more of what you like. Of course, magazines such as 360 MAGAZINE are also great sources of inspiration when browsing through different sections.
Next: choose how personal you want to get
Choosing which prints and posters to purchase is very similar to the process of deciding to get a tattoo. You can go two ways: choose something just for fun or choose something with personal meaning for you. In terms of posters, a personal print can be something related to a place you’ve been, a memory or an inside joke you have, etc.
Personal touches helps elevate your prints from simply looking chic. It isn’t a must, of course. You can also choose to make it personable by presenting your prints in some sort of combination with personal photos or art.
How do I present my posters?
Simply choosing prints with personal-related themes isn’t the only way to personalize your decor. You can also make them more unique in presentation.
Experiment with the frames
For example, an effective way to make your prints stand out is by choosing the right frames. This can be done in several ways for different aesthetics. You can personalize your frames by decorating them and/or making them yourselves, or you can diversify the types and thicknesses of the frames to create storytelling in the prints.
An observer’s eye will naturally be drawn to the boldest frames and motifs first, so keep that in mind if you want to present a story arc of some sort.
Experiment with format
You can also create a storytelling arc by experimenting with formatting of posters and prints. For example, you can do this by using both vertical and horizontal pictures, or by experimenting with the amount and use of “white space”, that is the amount of unused space between the actual motif and the frame.
By using these simple means, you can find innovative ways to tell your story or open for conversations. If nothing else, prints and posters can be a good ice breaker as well as a good free weekend project to be completed alone, or with friends.