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by Jessica Dorothy – December 3, 2018 0

We all love art, and we are puzzled by how we can bring it to our home. Sometimes space may not create favorable conditions to decorate our walls with frames and other works of art. The traditional way of hanging artwork, in fact, requires large surfaces … to be covered. Or you may just be bored with the dominant decorative norms and look for a fresher approach to fit your frames on the wall. Whatever your concern, here are 5 fresh ways to proudly showcase your frames.

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1. Consider about the space. Decide if you need one or two big posters or a combination of smaller ones. Think about the color of the walls and furniture.

2. Decide what you want the final result to be. Posters can add color to the room as well as be thematically arranged according to the room. Be creative! Horizontal landscapes can create a feeling of larger space in bedrooms with small windows. Poster and food posters are suitable for the kitchen, while for the living room you can choose movie posters. Combine posters with other home objects.

3. Frame the posters you chose to complete. Be sure to select similar frames if you want to place multiple posters on a wall. Remember that the frame is 50 <21c180f030f8f4fb31cf0649a5d9a7f7434b844475747f6f1a17e4959fd7ac51>of the image.

4. Most frames have hooks and are light enough to be placed on a nail. However, if the frame is large and heavy, you will need two studs (you can also use screws).

To place multiple posters in a straight line, it is good to use a level to find the exact position of the nails/screws. Posters of various sizes can also be organized as “chess”. Create a multi-poster group for a more sophisticated result.

5. Place your posters on the wall, in trouser hangers for a put-together look.

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6. Change your posters often! The best place to decorate posters is that you can change them anytime you want, thanks to their very economical prices. This way, you can change your space completely whenever you want. For example, with every season change, you can change your posters and some accessories in your home, tapping into the spirit of the time!

You can keep your old posters wrapped in their original packaging or store them somewhere stretched until you use them again!

7. Use a poster as a support book for double-use decoration.

Film or music posters, abstract designs, or smart phrases that will make your mood available at all times of the day are some of the choices that can decorate the kitchen, bedroom, living room, entrance, and bathroom of the house.

Choose large posters that will make the decorations of the space or prefer a lot of small posters to place in colorful boxes and decorate the walls in the most special way.

Whatever you decide to put on your wall, be sure that it is going to be something that you love to see every day. After all, it is pretty easy to take the poster off and add something newer and fancier. That’s why everyone loves posters and is looking to buy poster prints online, for a better result. Just be provocative and start to dream of the house you were always wanting. And it is going to be yours after all.

How to decorate with posters

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Decorating with unframed photographs offers different effects than framed wall art. Although frames can connect a group of images, they also separate the images and can interrupt the flow of related photos. Considerations for decorating a wall with unframed photos include the space you want to fill on the wall, sizes of the unframed photos and the position they’re viewed from.

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Hanging unframed photos in small groups might be the simplest way to use them to decorate the wall. A display of unframed photos can be an unstructured grouping to fill in a space such as the wall between the kitchen cabinets and the counter or the wall beside the stairs. Unmounted, unframed photos in any size work well on difficult-to-decorate areas such as curved walls. Photos printed on canvas resemble paintings, yet have a sleek, fresh look.

Experiment

To plan a wall arrangement, experiment with grouping the unframed photos on a piece of butcher paper and marking the desired placement. Professionals usually hang wall art so it’s at an average eye-level, 60 inches from the floor, but this isn’t a hard rule. If the photos will be viewed from a seated position at a table or desk, hang them lower. A heavy-duty tape measure works well for measuring from the floor.

Symmetry

How to decorate with posters

Symmetrical arrangements of unframed photos that are all the same size — such as one photo on each side of the fireplace or three photos in a row above a bed, sofa or sideboard — offer a balanced, pleasing display. Unframed photos of similar subjects — such as family members for the family room, seascapes for the living room, close-up photos of cut open vegetables for the kitchen — create a clean, modern look. Unframed photos in similar colors hung close to each other have a harmonious effect and can even create the impression of a single image. To give each photo individual focus, space them at least half their width apart, such as four inches apart for 8-inch wide photos.

Montage

Snapshots stuck to the wall with double-stick tape or poster strips can form a montage in a random array. Larger photographs, such as 8 by 10-inch prints, create a more finished decorative effect. Much larger prints arranged on the wall so that edges overlap collage-style brings the feel of an expansive artwork to the space. This effect can fill in the vertical space for lofts and rooms with high ceilings. Abstract, architectural and macro photography work particularly well for areas above eye-level because they remain visually appealing. Faces, groups of people, pets and photos with a lot of details suffer from distortion when viewed from below.

DIY Projects

One large photograph blown up to life-size makes an eye-catching entryway decoration. This effect works well for the wall at the top of the stairs and for hallways. Historical scenes, landscapes or a loved one make good subjects for very large unframed photo decorations. Unframed photos display well on three-dimensional objects, such as barn wood or a vintage fence mounted on the wall. A wall covered with cork can become a backdrop for an ever-changing group of photos attached with pushpins for a casual look in a home office, kitchen or hobby room.

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We love a good gallery wall

When I wrote my first CF dorm room article, I was still anticipating moving into my single at school. Now I’m (almost) all moved in, and I’ve been getting loads of decor ideas and inspiration from my neighbors and new friends!

This next article in our dorm room series will talk about some common ways people decorate their dorms with photos and posters.

If you’ve been following us as we’ve gone from choosing color schemes to room layouts, from shopping for bedding to furnishings, then you’ll know that we’ve reached the pinnacle: without further ado, let’s tackle how to decorate your dorm room with photos and posters!

Don’t worry, this isn’t the end of the dorm room series. Over the next few weeks we’ll talk about even more decor ideas, so keep checking back!

Photos and Posters

How to decorate with posters

Every dorm room varies in layout and style, but everyone‘s got photos and posters of some sort in theirs.

Simply putting them up with Sticky Tack isn’t very aesthetically pleasing (especially not to you, since you read CF!), but it can be difficult thinking of inexpensive, creative ways to display your family, friends, and vacation snapshots.

Want to get some photo arranging inspiration? Read on!

Tips for Printing Photos

  • There are normally two choices for standard photo printing: matte and glossy. Matte photos are muted, and are more commonly used by professionals, especially for sepia or black-and-white photos, and have a bit of texture to them. Glossy paper, on the other hand, creates much brighter colors, but reveals every tiny dent in the photo paper, and reflects much more light. I’m personally a big fan of matte photos – I feel that they look more chic and sophisticated.
  • If you’ve got time, order prints from websites like Snapfish. They have great deals, often including free shipping and up to 50 free prints!
  • If you’re pressed for time (like I was the night before I left for school), go to your local convenience store like CVS, Rite Aid, or Walgreens. They usually have photo printing centers, and you can upload your photos online and pick them up in-store.
  • Are you a fan of vintage and retro-era decor? Use Poladroid to turn your ordinary photographs into Polaroids. Having “Polaroids” instead of your standard 4″ x 6″ print broadens your arrangement possibilities.

Ideas for Arranging Photos

How to decorate with posters

There are countless ways to arrange your photos. If you’ve got a suggestion that I didn’t think of, please tell us about it in a comment! That being said, here are some of my photo-arranging ideas.

  • Have your photos in frames? Put the largest one in the middle and arrange the smaller ones around it. This promotes symmetry, which is always aesthetically pleasing.
  • Mix up 2-D and 3-DВ elements for texture by putting some photos in frames, and leaving some the way they are. If you want a more eclectic, bohemian feel, the frames can be mismatched, otherwise, choose standard solid-colored framesВ that can be easily hung up.
  • Try creating a collage in a distinctive shape, like a heart. This is an easy way to arrange photos that are a mix of landscape and portrait, and could make an adorable faux headboard!
  • For a homey feel, get some twine or similarly thick string, some clothespins, and clip your photos up! You can even create an interesting collage by alternating photos and quotes, words,В or even clipping these to Christmas lights (just use cool LED lights, or keep your photos away from the bulbs to avoid a potential fire hazard)!
  • Take some inspiration from Banana Republic’s recent storefront displays and cover an entire section of wall in photos! This requires a bit of work to make sure the pictures are all evenly spaced, but when done right, this looks soВ cool.
  • If you have mostly landscape-oriented photos of scenery, try arranging them in a border near your ceiling, as seen here. This can be near your bed or as close to the ceiling as you’re allowed.
  • Have photos with good color value? Arrange them in rainbow order! (I arrange everything in rainbow order. It sounds strange, but looks awesome.)
  • Borrow an idea from this staircase photo and arrange your photos so they ascend. This adds visual interest, drawing the eye up and making the room seem larger.

Tips for Buying/Making Posters

  • To buy posters, check out the standard stores like Target, Wal-Mart, and Bed Bath and Beyond. For unique posters, try Etsy, AllPosters, or even local movie theaters! I found a full-size Atonement movie poster for $3 at a nearby theater.
  • Have an image you want to blow up and stick on your wall like Lindsay Lohan’s poster of Stu Wolff in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen? Try The Rasterbator (funny name, awesome tool), which divides your photo into 8.5″ x 11″ segments, which you can then print and arrange as you see fit.
  • Tear photos or advertisements out of your favorite magazines! These can function as posters on their own, or can be collaged together for a nice effect.

Ideas for Arranging Posters

How to decorate with posters

  • Sort out your posters by color scheme. Simply place the lighter-colored ones in one pile and the darker-colored ones in another, keeping them relatively separate when you hang them up. This streamlines your walls and doesn’t put too much strain on the eyes.
  • When you put them on your walls, keep the arrangement linear. Basically that means to have clear, clean-cut lines that the eye can easily follow, with even spacing in between.
  • Just like with the photos, mix up 2-D and 3-D posters. Collect things from around your house and at garage sales with distinctive traits, like a campaign sign, retired license plates, or even cardboard cutouts.
  • If you can have your posters framed, this makes a huge difference in how expensive they look. You can get poster frames on Amazon and they make such a big difference!

Our Poster Picks

Here are some chic and mostly inexpensive posters we like. Of course, your style is totally up to you – these are just some potential ideas!

How to decorate with posters

What Do You Think?

How did you organize and arrange your photos and posters in your room? Did you like our tips? What sorts of posters and photographs did you bring to college with you? Do you have any more suggestions for how to arrange them? Let us know with a comment!

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A poster by Harriet Salmon paying tribute to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic (all images courtesy of the artists and Elizabeth Jaeger)

Overworked, ill-equipped, and exposed to sickness, healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic need every bit of encouragement they can get. Joining other tributes pouring from the art world, a group of more than 70 artists are expressing their support and gratitude to these medical workers with uplifting posters installed on the walls of Intensive Care Units’ (ICU) break rooms in various hospitals in New York.

This initiative is organized by Elizabeth Jaeger, a New York-based artist, and her friend Cady Chaplin, a nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. The two started their project on March 16, the night before Chaplin was due to go back to work as an ICU nurse at the hospital after a vacation for her 30th birthday. It was to be her first shift since the ICU unit became dedicated to COVID-19 patients.

Posters of encouragement at a break room in Lenox Hill Hospital’s ICU (photo by Cady Chaplin)

Chaplin proposed the idea in a text conversation with Jaeger, suggesting to create a “guerrilla gallery of support from the community” at her hospital’s ICU. Jaeger told Hyperallergic she was excited to take on the project and started working immediately. “I thought it was a great idea and sent the request out by email to a group-list-serve of artists and on my Instagram,” she explained.

As responses started pouring in, Jaeger set up a Google drive for artists to upload their posters and for hospital workers to easily download and print them. The Google folder now contains dozens of posters, and more are being added every day. Those include artists like Aidan Koch, Emma Kohlman, KK Gile, Amy Sillman, Pam Lins, Halsey Rodman, and Karen Cunnigham, among many others.

More than 70 artists contributed works to the project. More posters at Lenox Hill’s ICU (photo by Cady Chaplin)

The posters vary between illustrations, paintings, and digital edits with some featuring inspirational quotes and many repeating the phrases “Thank You” and “You Are Our Heroes” in various formulations.

The first poster, designed by Jaeger, was printed in black and white from Chaplin’s office printer. But now, Chaplin’s father, who works in the paper industry, and Wallpaper Projects, a design studio in Brooklyn, have stepped up to the plate, volunteering materials and equipment to print large adhesive copies of the posters in color.

Artist Kylie Manning’s poster, titled “A Good Quote From a Nurse Friend of Mine”

A poster by artist Amy Sillman

“Cady is doing most all of the physical legwork,” Jaeger explained. “I bring her the adhesive posters that Wallpaper Projects has printed and she carries them to the hospital and installs them in her time off. We are also facetiming on her days off picking which posters to reprint, as nurses from adjacent ICU’s are asking for posters for their own break rooms.”

The word quickly spread to other hospitals across the globe, according to Jaeger. “People have messaged me they have shared the posters with other hospitals and nurses with strong positive feedback both around the USA and abroad,” she said.

A poster by artist Halsey Rodman

The project, Jaeger said, is her way to battle the “feeling of helplessness” she’s experiencing during the quarantine.

“It’s overwhelming how much our federal government is failing people, and especially the people that work in hospitals with the lack of PPE, ventilators, dialysis machines and lack of general centralized organization,” she said. “My hopes is that the posters bring some lightness to people going through hard days.”

“I know for Cady it’s a welcomed distraction for the overwhelming fear that accompanies her job right now,” she added. “Talking to her about it in some small way makes me feel like I’m being helpful.”

There are hundreds of awesome ways to decorate the wall spaces of your home with posters. From the hallway to the family room, living room, bedroom, and even through the bathroom, it only takes creativity. Posters are not only versatile and easy to customize, but it costs a lot less than other wall decorations.

How to decorate with posters

Whether you’re a stickler for design themes or you love mixes and matches of unique artworks, here are some cool poster decorations ideas that will fit your home and most of all, your budget:

Prop your poster in the living room

How to decorate with postersSpruce up your living room with posters that wow! But instead of hanging these posters like the usual, go all out by propping it up on floor spaces. Leaning art creates a casual vibe in your living room. Plus, it makes it easier to rearrange decors when you feel like redecorating. Frame art work in different sizes then cluster everything together. For example, this no place like home poster coupled with a mountain summit poster create a homey atmosphere you look forward to come home to.

Practice minimalism in the bedroom

A place of zen and peace, the bedroom’s focal point is the space above the headboard. This is where the poster usually goes. As you prepare for a day’s hustle or wind down to rest, the poster you hang on this space can influence your mood. For an easy-on-the-eye design, going for a minimalist poster is a cool idea. Be careful in choosing the right wall art poster though as the space above the bed can be quite tricky.

Canvas gallery wall on your hallway

How to decorate with posters

Make the hallways of your home a trip of sorts by decorating with canvas gallery wall. Create a story with your gallery wall by finding inspiration on what to hang. For a more personal style, use personal photos, vacation shots, pictures of family and friends, and even your favorite quotes. This of how you’ll place and design the gallery wall. Choose how you’ll frame it and how each poster size is going to be.

Frame it! on the dining room

With the right frame, you can definitely make a statement art piece in the dining room. While the dining room is not as often used as the living room or the bedroom, a good wall décor is still needed to make meal times more enjoyable. A large wall poster with a dramatic frame that goes along with your design theme is a great starter! Often, it’s the poster’s frame that adds that much needed flair to the entire imagery.

Panel posters in the family room

How to decorate with posters

Panel posters are a fun way to decorate the family room. A lot of panel posters are available that you can easily buy. But, if you want to customize your panel posters, you can do so. A number of stores can let you choose the poster you like and have it custom paneled. A great idea especially if you have kids who are into their favorite cartoon characters.

Framed rules for the bathroom

When it comes to the bathroom, the walls shouldn’t be naked! While it may not be as visible as the other rooms, the bathroom walls need some sprucing up too. What could be a fun and funky way to make bathroom rules known for the entire household than to frame it and hang it on the wall! You’re not only teaching bathroom etiquette to the household, but you’ve also managed to decorate in a cool and awesome way!

Tip: Different rooms in your home can have different poster motifs too. Wall art poster designs and styles come in hundreds of choices, you can have free reign on which art piece works well with a particular room’s theme or styling.

Decorating your home’s wall space brings a whole new vibe to your home. With these cool poster decorations ideas, it’s easier to get started. Find that spark of creative spirit in you and put some personality into your wall spaces!

There are hundreds of awesome ways to decorate the wall spaces of your home with posters. From the hallway to the family room, living room, bedroom, and even through the bathroom, it only takes creativity. Posters are not only versatile and easy to customize, but it costs a lot less than other wall decorations.

How to decorate with posters

Whether you’re a stickler for design themes or you love mixes and matches of unique artworks, here are some cool poster decorations ideas that will fit your home and most of all, your budget:

Prop your poster in the living room

How to decorate with postersSpruce up your living room with posters that wow! But instead of hanging these posters like the usual, go all out by propping it up on floor spaces. Leaning art creates a casual vibe in your living room. Plus, it makes it easier to rearrange decors when you feel like redecorating. Frame art work in different sizes then cluster everything together. For example, this no place like home poster coupled with a mountain summit poster create a homey atmosphere you look forward to come home to.

Practice minimalism in the bedroom

A place of zen and peace, the bedroom’s focal point is the space above the headboard. This is where the poster usually goes. As you prepare for a day’s hustle or wind down to rest, the poster you hang on this space can influence your mood. For an easy-on-the-eye design, going for a minimalist poster is a cool idea. Be careful in choosing the right wall art poster though as the space above the bed can be quite tricky.

Canvas gallery wall on your hallway

How to decorate with posters

Make the hallways of your home a trip of sorts by decorating with canvas gallery wall. Create a story with your gallery wall by finding inspiration on what to hang. For a more personal style, use personal photos, vacation shots, pictures of family and friends, and even your favorite quotes. This of how you’ll place and design the gallery wall. Choose how you’ll frame it and how each poster size is going to be.

Frame it! on the dining room

With the right frame, you can definitely make a statement art piece in the dining room. While the dining room is not as often used as the living room or the bedroom, a good wall décor is still needed to make meal times more enjoyable. A large wall poster with a dramatic frame that goes along with your design theme is a great starter! Often, it’s the poster’s frame that adds that much needed flair to the entire imagery.

Panel posters in the family room

How to decorate with posters

Panel posters are a fun way to decorate the family room. A lot of panel posters are available that you can easily buy. But, if you want to customize your panel posters, you can do so. A number of stores can let you choose the poster you like and have it custom paneled. A great idea especially if you have kids who are into their favorite cartoon characters.

Framed rules for the bathroom

When it comes to the bathroom, the walls shouldn’t be naked! While it may not be as visible as the other rooms, the bathroom walls need some sprucing up too. What could be a fun and funky way to make bathroom rules known for the entire household than to frame it and hang it on the wall! You’re not only teaching bathroom etiquette to the household, but you’ve also managed to decorate in a cool and awesome way!

Tip: Different rooms in your home can have different poster motifs too. Wall art poster designs and styles come in hundreds of choices, you can have free reign on which art piece works well with a particular room’s theme or styling.

Decorating your home’s wall space brings a whole new vibe to your home. With these cool poster decorations ideas, it’s easier to get started. Find that spark of creative spirit in you and put some personality into your wall spaces!

How to decorate with posters

When you were young, did you put posters all over your walls? You likely took pictures from your favourite magazines or bought posters of your favourite bands and movies to put up. As you got older, you moved away from the use of posters, but they’re not just for the young (or the young at heart).

Vintage posters are an excellent way to decorate your home and add personality. You just have to do it right and use the right type. Here’s a look at all you need to know about decorating with vintage posters.

Frame Your Posters

If you want to escape the feeling of being 12 again, you can make your posters look a little more grown up. The use of frames turns your posters into prints. Make sure your frame matches the style of your vintage poster. Try out wooden frames or ornamental styles. If you really want a modern frame, stick to a plain black or white outer to keep the attention on the poster.

When you frame your posters, don’t just place them up in line with each other. Create a beautiful gallery wall. Work similar types of posters—such as themes or specific movies/actors—together within each individual gallery section.

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Use a Wooden Board Look

Pick a wall for one single poster. This should have a wooden board style. You can now get specific images printed or painted onto wood. You don’t want to frame this type of vintage poster, unless you opt for a worn wooden frame. The beauty is in the style.

If you can’t get it done on wood, have it done on canvas. Make sure the printing has a wooden texture or style to it when looking, including the grooves and natural staining that occurs on wood.

This is an excellent option for the doorway to the patio or for a den in the house. You can use vintage beach signs and images to create a sense of brightness and playtime in the area.

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Split Up the Poster for Separate Canvases

The new way of using vintage posters is by splitting it up. A straight line is cut, almost tearing the poster up into three or four pieces. The exact amount will depend on the size.

If you have a poster that is longer than wider, consider vertical splits. If you have a wider poster, you’ll want to split it horizontally. You could also opt for block splits across the centre, especially if you have a square poster.

Get the poster printed on a canvas. This will offer extra support, especially once you’ve starting breaking it up. Hang it so there are small gaps where the splits are. When you step back, you will see the whole poster.

Get a little creative with the way the poster hands. You can hand some sections lower than the others. Only doing it slightly, so at a distance you can still see the whole image.

Go for the Metal

How about metal signs? These aren’t commonly used, but they make excellent conversation starters. You can use signs that would have traditionally been placed in a garage or outside a bar. Some people even use vintage road signs or power plant signs.

Metal is more durable, which means it won’t need cleaning or protecting as much. However, if you want to protect it, you can put it in a frameless or white-framed photo frame. Just keep the frame to a minimum to focus on the vintage signs.

If you don’t really like metal, look out for old bar signs. There is the option of getting small neon signs if you really want to get the conversation flowing.

These types of signs work excellent in the dining room or kitchen, depending on where you’re most likely going to entertain guests. You want the signs to be where everyone else will see them.

How to decorate with posters

How to decorate with posters

Get the Old Film and Theatre Signs

It’s time to look at the vintage signs and posters that were placed in and around theatres and films. Don’t forget film festival or concert signs and posters, too.

These can be memorabilia from old concerts or may just be mock-up signs that were traditionally used. Extra points are awarded for the old-school, original wooden signs that were hung or placed out.

You can pop these in your dining room. However, if you have a den or a TV room, place them there. They also work extremely well if you have a vintage TV collection or even a fan room for all your awesome geekiness.

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Keep It Light for a Child’s Room

The baby’s nursery is often overlooked. You want to add items that the child will enjoy. Well, it’s time to look at ice cream parlour signs or beach signs.

These are bright and colourful, creating the perfect atmosphere for your baby. They’re also gender neutral, even if they are covered in pinks, reds, or blues. The benefit of the posters is that they promote an ice cream, an item for the beach, or even some popcorn.

Hang your posters up high enough and away from cribs. Use frames for these to avoid the risk of them falling into the wrong hands.

How to decorate with posters

How to decorate with posters

It’s time to add some excitement to your home. Vintage posters are the perfect addition for every single room of the house. Throw back to the 1950s and earlier!

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Whether you need a vehicle to get people excited about a new film, a buzzworthy product, or your next event, the best way to do it? Posters.

Posters are great because they work across-the-board; it doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or what you’re promoting, a poster is an effective and visually impactful way to get the word out and get your audience excited about what’s coming.

How to decorate with postersA great poster will get your audience excited!

But not all posters are created equal. An effective poster design for the next big indie film is going to look different from a poster advertising a music festival. And on top of it, an effective poster is going to look different for a company that wants a cool and hip feel vs. a company that’s more trustworthy and serious.

You get the picture.

We’ve pulled together some of the best poster design ideas we’ve seen across genres to get you excited and inspired about what’s possible for you and your poster design.

How the right poster can boost your business

Before we dive into examples of some ah-mazing posters sure to deliver a boost of inspiration to you and your business, let’s talk about why posters—the right posters—are so effective.

How to decorate with postersPoster design by Stanojevic.

Poster design is about more than designing a pretty piece of paper to slap on the side of a building. When you have the right poster design, it can actually do a lot to boost your company or organization and communicate your brand message.

Great, on-brand poster design builds authority and drives interest: the right poster will connect with your target audience and peak their interest in your product, event, or whatever else you’re performing. And when you choose design elements that feel uniquely you, it will strengthen your brand message and recognition with your audience.

Not too shabby for a 24×36 piece of paper.

A little poster design inspiration to get your creative juices flowing

So now that you know posters are one of the most impactful ways to connect with your audience, let’s take a look at some posters done right to get those creative juices flowing, shall we?

Minimalist posters

Sometimes, less is more. Posters that take a minimalist approach to design can convey everything you want to say about your brand, event, or product with just a few impactful design elements. Whether you go with minimalist graphics or make use of whitespace, taking the less-is-more approach shows your audience you don’t need a lot of big, flashy design elements to get things done.

This style of poster is a great choice for promoting a film, a new apparel line, or appealing to a more “cool and hip” crowd (the key to being cool is to never look like you’re trying too hard).

How to decorate with postersPoster design by isa9191 for Musica Angelica.

Typographic posters

Sometimes, a poster has a lot of information it’s got to convey—and in that case, the focus needs to be on the typography.

This type of poster is a great option for when you’ve got a lot of information to deliver to your audience, like when you’re promoting an event and need to get across the date, time, location, and all that fun stuff. Or when you’re trying to deliver key messaging (like your company values or mission statement) in a visually impactful way.

How to decorate with postersPoster design by roberto615 for Take The Stage Performance.

Graphic posters

On the flip side, sometimes the best approach to creating an impactful poster is keeping text to a minimum and focussing on the graphics.

Graphic posters are a great alternative option for promoting a film, event, or product—instead of overwhelming your audience with text, you let them interpret the graphic however they’d like (which can go a long way in building intrigue and peaking interest).

How to decorate with postersPoster design by tündérke.

Colorful posters

So, like we said, sometimes less is more… but sometimes more is more, and that can definitely be true with color.

Using a lot of color in your poster design makes a bold statement. It captures people’s attention and, depending on the colors you choose, can help strengthen your brand messaging (color psychology is a powerful thing).

There’s no one industry or type of business that would benefit more from using color than others; the point is, you have to be strategic with the colors you choose. If you’re a children’s company, using bright, primary colors is a solid choice. If you’re trying to promote your new smoothie line, use colors that ignite the senses and make someone crave a beverage. If you’re trying to get people excited about a concert, use vibrant colors to get their energy up.

The point is, use color in a way that helps you achieve whatever goal you’re trying to hit with your poster, whether that’s to drive people to an event or sell more product.

How to decorate with postersPoster design by tale026 for Elevate.

Photo-centric posters

Like the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Sometimes, a photograph can capture something that text, graphics, and illustrations can’t, whether that’s human emotion, a sense of place, the grandness of nature, or a sense of realism.

There’s never a bad time to use a photo in a poster—if you have something that really captures the essence of what you’re trying to communicate in your poster, go for it.

Vintage posters

Vintage is definitely having a moment. From vintage clothes to retro decor, it seems like throwback style is everywhere these days—and that includes poster design.

If your company has a more vintage feel—or if you just want to create a nostalgic connection with your audience—try incorporating throwback elements in your poster design.

How to decorate with postersPoster design by vectro.

Wrapping things up

As you can see, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to designing a great poster. But now that you’ve seen the different options out there—and gotten some serious inspiration—it’s time to figure out the best approach for you and your brand. Now get out there and get designing!