Poster prints are increasingly becoming the most preferred art decor in homes across the world. This is partly due to their affordability, their low susceptibility to diminishing value due to dust or other elements, and low risk of damage especially during relocation. Whether you choose to purchase your poster prints in a store or to Buy poster prints online, you still need to know how to choose the best print for your home. The following are some of the criteria you should consider when selecting poster prints to place in your home.

  1. Understand your taste

It is imperative that you understand your taste in art before purchasing a poster print. A poster print is an investment just like any other, and as such you need to put careful consideration into exactly what type of art most interests you, and can keep you intrigued in both the short term and the long term.

It is okay to use current trends as a guide on which posters to choose from, but, ultimately, the choice you make should be solely based on what you like and the kind of art you are willing to live with.

  1. Colour scheme

The colour scheme of the space should play a major role when you are deciding which poster print to purchase. You do not want to purchase a print that consists of colours which clash with the colour scheme of the space around the art poster. Such a placement would visually confuse any observer, and they would not enjoy spending their time in such a space.

Rather, the colours of the poster print should not only visually enhance the room, but perfectly blend with the present colour scheme of the space. Blending does not necessarily mean that the colours in the room and within the poster have to match. Colours that contrast each other well will also work, and will enhance the visual interest of the entire space.

If you intend to make the art poster the focal point of the entire room, then be sure to pick a print with prominent colours. However, you still need to ensure that these prominent colours do not clash with the rest of the room as this might make the print look out of place, as well as an eye sore rather than aesthetically pleasing.

  1. Size

Size is also a major consideration to make when looking for a poster print to purchase for your home. Obviously, the space that would surround the print will have an impact on the size of print you will purchase. If the room is small, then you should probably purchase a small-sized poster. Otherwise, if you purchase a large one that is too big to be in that room, it might come off as a bit overpowering for the room.

However, you can decide to purchase a moderately large one of you intend to increase the visual size of the room. Most of the attention will be drawn towards the print, and the observer will not notice how small the room is.

If the room you intend to place the print in is large, then an equally large poster would do. In some instances, an over-sized poster in a large room would do if you intend to make it the focal point of the room.

Usually, when the size of the print corresponds to the size of the room, there is visual alignment instead of confusion. The alignment makes the space interesting, cohesive, and well put together.

After considering these three main points, you should be now able to select the right poster print for your home.


Erica Cormier

The author Erica Cormier