Posters Add Punch to Bland Walls

April 16, 2014 by  
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poster1Posters have changed a lot since the days when they were relegated to children’s bedroom, dorms, and classrooms. Gone are the days when poster art meant cartoon characters, scantily clad girls leaning on sports cars, and motivational slogans and charts. Of course, those are still readily available, if that’s your thing, but the options have opened up tremendously.

Posters have been steadily gaining in popularity, and why not? They’re inexpensive, and some of them look every bit as good as a much more costly piece of artwork. There are literally hundreds of thousands of options available, so you’re sure to find some that suit your style. Here are some of the hottest trends in poster art:

1. Vintage Posters – Everything old is new again. If you want to keep up with the latest trends, one of the easiest ways to do it is by going retro. Whether you love old advertisements, musicians, or movies, you can’t go wrong. Choose posters that are actually vintage, or find reproductions of old favorites.
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Travels and Trunks

April 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Decor & Decorating

Travel inspired decor is one of the hottest interior design trends for 2014. Globes, maps, compasses, steamer trunks, and vintage suitcases are all making an appearance in home accessories. You’ll find an endless array of items to purchase, but you’ll also want to dig out souvenirs from your own travels to add a personal touch to your decorating efforts. You can’t vacation all the time, but there’s no reason you can’t bring some of that feeling into your home.

Here are some fun ways to add a global twist to any room in your house:

1. Maps – Whether you find them in art shops, on thrifting excursions, or at teaching supply stores, maps are a fabulous way to add color and interest to any wall in the house. Old or new, depicting the world, a country, or a state, they’re all great for decorating. If you want to personalize your map, add pushpins to the places you’ve been. You’ll also find map print wallpaper, throw pillows, and curtains if you prefer that to an actual map.

2. Globes – You’ll find globes ranging in size from miniscule to enormous, built to stand alone or to sit on a table top. Globes come in a wide variety of colors; blue and beige are the most common, but with their rise in popularity, artistic versions of these old standbys can be found in every color of the rainbow. Globes look nice as decor, but they’re also fun and educational. Everyone from small children to the elderly are drawn to them, and if you have company, it will be the rare person who can resist the urge to give it a spin.
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