Decorating tips: Perfect posters for sophisticated living spaces
Once upon a time, posters were the sole reserve of hard-up students desperately trying to beautify their university halls, generally completely devoid of any hint of interior design. Whether it was an iconic image of Audrey Hepburn in her Breakfast at Tiffany’s finest or endless images of Brad Pitt (admit it, we all had them), it’s long been acknowledged that a good poster can perk up even the dankest of rooms.
Of course, like Jagerbombs and all nighters in the library, many of us left the idea of posters firmly in our student days but it seems that contemporary interior design has positively embraced the use of well chosen posters over the past few years. Perfect it would appear for adding the finishing touches to well designed rooms. Versatile, mostly inexpensive and ubiquitously stylish, who would have thought that posters would be such a great way to enhance your living space and provide an eye-catching focal point in any room.
The popularity of posters on the international collectors market was underlined back in 2012 when an original print of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis became the most expensive poster in the world. Fetching more than a million dollars, this beautiful example of minimal design may be a little expensive for the average collector (after all we have shoe expenses and our severe coffee addiction to account for); however, it goes some way to highlighting just how coveted some images have become. In fact, some of the most expensive posters in the world are rooted in the cinematic classics and fetch many thousands of dollars at auctions. It seems our penchant for Audrey Hepburn posters has endured with beautiful film noir posters finding their way into the chicest of homes.
Of course, high-quality reprints are always an option for the more financially challenged (read, Net-a-Porter addicts) amongst us and often work beautifully as a focal point for your interior design. Away from the world of vintage Hollywood gems, it is still possible to adorn your home with gorgeous original prints, bringing style to any room.
Soviet propaganda posters have become particularly popular over the past few years and can be purchased for prices that won’t break the bank. Iconic and unique, they cover a range of subjects, styles and eras taking in everything from the avant-garde of the 20s to the uncompromising Soviet-sponsored realism of the Cold War, adding a wonderful historical dimension a room.
Both Polish and Czech posters have also become collectors pieces recently offering widely differing aesthetics that appeal to art lovers around the world. However, whatever your choice, be sure to check the wide range of quality prints available on this site to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. Whether you are looking for a large print that a fills your room or a collection of smaller prints to spread around your house or apartment, a well chosen poster will always give you the opportunity add a serious dose of personality to any room.