Trend Alert: Defining Your Living Space with Posters

Trending Alert Decorating with Posters

Gone are the days when posters were only used to decorate the walls of adolescent bedrooms, home theaters and man caves.  Posters have emerged as a way to tell a story, add bold color, and display your style and personality in your living space.  Reproductions, Travel Posters and Vintage Poster Art are quickly becoming a very popular design trend.  The reason why….the possibilities are endless.

Posters can be displayed almost anywhere.  Here are some of my favorite placements found around the web.

Decorating with Posters - Defining a Closet Area (where there isn't one)

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Decorating with Posters - Using A Poster as Art to Give A Unique Feel to a Classic Kitchen Area (Subway Art)

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Decorating with Posters - Using Fashion Brands and Other Artwork to Define Your Space

Photo Source: Instagram stylizimoblog

Decorating with Posters - In the Bathroom - Over sized Typography

Photo Source: Apartment Therapy

Decorating with Posters - Defining a Vanity Area - with Poster (Quotes)

Photo Source: Design Indulgences

I think one of the reasons why posters are becoming such a popular option, is that they are very cost effective.  Often the same original art work can be hard on your pockets.  In fact, during this past Holiday Season, our poster section generated the most sales in our Etsy Store.  Though, I tend to be partial to seeing posters displayed in frames, simply because I feel that it gives it a “artsy” feel. They can be hung, taped, displayed in a gallery like format or even simply made to lean up against the wall. Regardless of how you choose to incorporate them into your home, they will serve their purpose.  Do you have any posters displayed in your home?  What was the reason that you went with a poster, as opposed to another form of art?

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Trend Alert – Over-sized Letters and a Quick DIY!!


For as far back as when my youngest daughter, (now 4) was born, I think I have been obsessed with typography and lettering and the custom/personalized feel  that it brings to Home Decor.  Over the last couple of years, I think that I have become enamored with over-sized letters specifically.  And… so the hunt began.  Of course I would see them EVERYWHERE.  But, the catch is always the same, either they don’t have the letters that I am looking for, I can’t find the size I need, or the price is astronomical. (Or at least as far as this Momma is concerned)

So… I was at my 2nd Favorite Fabric Store….. you guessed it,  Joann’s Fabric on a totally unrelated quest, when I ran smack dab into these HUGE Cardboard Letters, which of course were going to come home with me.


Admittedly, I had no idea what was next, because as much as I was stalking all the Over-sized Letter pins  on Pinterest.  My intention was to buy them and not to turn it into a DIY Project.  Naturally, you would think the next step would have been to look up directions.  But, NOPE.   I decided to go home and see what I already had in my Craft Closet (also known, as the JUNK CLOSET).  SCORE!!

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I sprayed the letters with Krylon Short Cuts Hobby Craft Paint.  And, to be honest, I loved that look and could have just left it at that.  It had a leathery rustic look.  But, since the A was actually an addition to my dh’s office decor.  It had to tie into the Chalkboard Walls, that are soon to come.


What do you think?? I like it Brown.

I know that there should be a picture of the final step with the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Chalk Board Paint.  But, I had to download all my pics from my iPhone to make room for the iOS 8 upgrade.

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Here is the completed project!! As you can see it hasn’t made it to its intended home yet, because Hubby’s Office is still a work in progress.  All in all, the whole project probably cost me no more than $7.00.

Who can be mad at that??  Have you decorated any spaces in your home with Lettering?  What was your favorite project?  I’d love to hear about it!!