With many of us spending a lot more to time at home over the last 18 months, it’s no wonder sales of homeware have risen significantly. Any spare cash we may have splurged on dining out and holidays has been freed up to spend on improving our abodes. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to give a room a makeover. It’s easy to transform your home with plants, new soft furnishings and some budget-friendly wall art. I recently chose some new prints from Poster Store to breathe new life into my home. With a large range of Scandinavian-designed posters and frames, you’re sure to find the perfect addition to any room.
When we moved to this house eight years ago we had some holiday sunset photos printed onto canvas for this room. Unfortunately, they faded so badly I had to take them down. The only other art work in the back room of the house was a bit of a mish mash and didn’t really adhere to a colour theme. As the walls and furniture are mostly brown and cream I felt it needed some brighter, warm colours. I think I must have looked at every print on the Poster Store website three or four times (that’s a lot of posters!). But I kept returning to the abstract plant prints. The nature theme and warm, mellow hues really appealed to me, and they work well in this room.
To compliment the warm colourway of the prints I chose walnut frames. Selecting frames is so easy on the website as the sizes all correspond to the print dimensions. You can choose from gold, silver, copper, black, white, oak, walnut and passe-partout frames. Rather than glass, the frames have a pane of crystal clear acrylic, which reduces the weight significantly. The acrylic arrives with protective plastic film on both sides to ensure it doesn’t get scratched in transit. You would never know it’s acrylic – it looks just like glass. As well as reducing the weight and cost, it also means that if you drop the frame (or it falls off the wall!) you won’t have to deal with broken glass. The frames can be hung both horizontally and vertically, or you can use the stand if you want to put them on a desk.
For the feature piece, I chose a stunning image of the Taj Mahal with a walnut frame. I’ve never visited this beautiful place (it’s on my bucket list) but Pete has. Maybe one day I’ll get there. Until then I can look at this fabulous print.
In addition to the posters for the living room, I also selected a couple of Frida Kahlo prints for my “blog HQ” room, aka “the disaster room”, or the “dressing room”. As any fashion blogger will know, the clothes can get a bit out of hand… hence Pete’s nickname for this room! One of the few sections of wall that isn’t covered in shelves provided the perfect location for these colourful prints in copper frames. This room is still a work in progress, but these prints make it feel more welcoming.
Most of the production process takes place in Stockholm in one of Sweden’s best printing facilities. The posters are printed by Sweden’s most renowned printing company, awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel – the Swedish symbol for environmentally friendly and sustainable production. The paper is environmentally certified by FSC and PEFC. It is uncoated matt paper without reflection and has a total weight of 200g/m2. The certifications ensure that the wood used for the posters comes from responsibly managed forests that meet the highest environmental and social standards.
The delivery was super fast – shortly after I placed my order I got a despatch notification email. I ordered them just before I went away expecting them to arrive after I got back. In fact, the cat sitter informed me that they’d arrived just a few days later!
If you’re looking for some lovely new wall art for your home do check out the website. The team at Poster Store have generously given me a 50% discount code for my readers. Use Code: EMMA50 at the checkout for 50% on all posters (except Selection Posters and frames). This cannot be combined with other discount campaigns. The code is valid from 8th until 15th August
Disclaimer: I was gifted the prints and frames in return for a review. All words and opinions are my own and are completely honest.