Friday, May 27, 2011

Using Prints & Posters In Design - Fun & Easy!

Discovering an original piece of art that speaks to you, and having the opportunity to bring it home, is a special treat. But sometimes only a print or poster will do! This type of wall decor brings a fun and graphic element to a space in a way that few other items can.

Living Room  living room

Elliott Kaufman

LOVE: Large & Bold, making a fabulous statement.

Nina van de Goors Home eclectic kids


Inspirational prints are perfect for nurseries and children's rooms.

Handmade Art on Etsy - The Original ABC Love (Screen Printed) by jenniferramos eclectic kids

Made By Girl

One of the many delightful prints by Jennifer Ramos.
{Who I enjoyed meeting recently in NYC!}

Trash or Treasure eclectic bathroom

Lucid Interior Design Inc.

This amuses me. Really? Whose idea was it to place it here...

Plaza Towers Condo Renovation modern

Niki Papadpoulos

One of my favorite type of posters are those advertising an art exhibit. Kind of ironic?

sfgirlbybay eclectic home office

And can any discussion of prints be had without including this now iconic print?
A great reminder placed in a work area!

Interestingly, Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of an invasion. It was little known and never used. The poster was rediscovered in 2000...and the rest is history.

What prints have you brought into your home?


shari @ little blue deer said...

And if you need a custom poster, see the Deer! :)

Rene said...

Love these posters, especially "use at your own risk". Perfect for a boy's bathroom.

Oksana said...

I framed some original movie posters for my house. You are right, they are great for decorating a home.

Oksana from

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the heart print!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I just ordered the best print admonishing the suggestion that when life gives you lemons you make lemondade. It rambles on about calling life's manager and throwing the lemons, etc. Very funny. Love all those posters.

Allison said...

That is very interesting about the Keep Calm and Carry On poster. I did not know the history of this. I had been curious where the saying came from. I must be late to the game!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

What a nice new blog. I'll be checking back!

Mary said...

I have a WW2 poster framed in my office/work out room.
It's the famous poster of Rosie the Riveter--We Can Do It
I look at it when I'm doing my bicep curls.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Brilliant Mary! I need to have one of those to look at when I'm doing Pilates! Janell

Elz said...

I just added the Super Rural "For Like Ever" print for our bedroom. I love it!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I like the way the prints and posters add a touch of fun to a room. As I was scrolling down the images it occurred to me how different the feel of the rooms would have been with more "serious" art.

Stanley Workman said...

Trilby's Svengali was a character of fiction. Conversely, Marc Breed, has captivated a generation with such a unique and engaging personality that we've allowed him the ultimately luxury of a true freedom. The Art he has created, as a result of this, only seems odd; in that we view it while tinged with envy. That we in Cleveland possess such a close-up look, should be a source of extreme pride. For we may live vicariously through his artistic rampage among us.
-Dr. Stanley Workman,
Art History, Professor Emeritus