Selecting art to complement your home or space can be one of the most challenging things in interior decorating. With an endless variety of choices, narrowing down to one or two pieces can be tricky. So if you’re struggling to choose the right piece, here’s some tips.

Colour is not as important as you might think

Colour is the number one thing people get stuck on when trying to choose art for their home. This is often because they’re trying to find something to match the other colours in the room. But while matching some of the colours is an understandable approach, it’s not the only method. Sometimes the colours in the art you choose can be the direct opposite of what you already have in your room, or in some cases you might want something that’s only black and white. The important thing is that you find something that compliments the space — sometimes it’s through colour, but not always. Look for a piece that attracts you to it, and don’t worry too much about perfectly matching colours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size and Scale

When it comes to choosing art, bigger is usually better. Choosing art that’s too small is a very common mistake. Take for instance the wall space over a sofa. As a general rule, the art above it should be approximately half the width of the sofa or even larger. The same goes for space above a bed. However, even this rule can be broken. If you have a particular painting or print that you adore but the size is too small, consider getting similar style or colour prints and group them together to increase the visual impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mix Old and New

Contrast is what keeps a room exciting, and art can play a big part in creating that excitement. So consider art from different eras to create a robust and compelling collection. In a traditional room, a piece of modern art can create a striking focal point, just like classic pieces can lend some tradition to more contemporary spaces. And when used together in the same room old and new pieces can complement each other in wonderful and unexpected ways. It can also be a lot of fun to mix colours and themes, so when choosing art don’t get stuck in a rut—mix it up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy What You Love

Just as with everything in your home, the things you own should really appeal to you – you should love them! Art in particular is very personal and each piece is meant to evoke an emotion and a feeling and be personal to you. It could be a song, it could be a destination. Above all, you should truly love the art that you select, so don’t buy anything just because it’s the right size or price. Make sure you love it!

And don’t be afraid to go in a different direction if you find something you love. You might not understand why you like something or you might think it’s out of your comfort zone, but don’t let that stop you.

 

 

 

 

 

Select Your Orientation

As a general rule of thumb, select your artwork to complement the shape of the space. So a tall, narrow wall will look best with a portrait (vertical) orientation with a rectangular shape. Conversely, many people like to hang art above the sofa, which is a long rectangular space, so choose a landscape (horizontal) orientation in a rectangular shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set the Mood

The mood of your artwork will affect the mood of your room, so be sure to take this into consideration for the room in which you’ll be hanging it. For example, modern art is often vibrant and high-energy, foggy riverbanks evoke a sombre feeling, animals can be whimsical, etc. A beautiful canvas depicting a misty mountain might be the perfect size and colour for your space, but if you’re hanging it in a children’s playroom it might not be the right energy for the room.

Overall selecting artwork is very personal, but the goal is for you to love it and for it to be the right size, shape, and colour for your home. Are there exceptions to the rules above? Of course there are! What would life be without some variety? Hopefully these tips should help get you started in the right direction to put the finishing touches on your perfect space.

 

Here are a few idea’s...

  • 1960’s Best Selling Songs

    £9.00£49.00

    Description

    A fabulous print for all lovers of stylish art. Perfect for any space.

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    A4 Standard – 36cm x 27cm (14.1 x 10.6 inches)
    A3 Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    A2 Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)

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  • 1970’s Best Selling Songs

    £9.00£49.00

    Description

    A fabulous print for all lovers of stylish art. Perfect for any space.

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    A4 Standard – 36cm x 27cm (14.1 x 10.6 inches)
    A3 Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    A2 Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)

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  • 1979

    £59.00£109.00

    Printed and framed by The Old Poster Shop, this work of art is sure to create a stylish finish to your interior design project or home. Sublime art for discerning collectors. Collector’s Edition (numbered 1 – 100)

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)
    Extra – 90cm x 66cm (35.4 x 26.0 inches)

    Select options
  • 1980’s Best Selling Songs

    £9.00£49.00

    Description

    A fabulous print for all lovers of stylish art. Perfect for any space.

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    A4 Standard – 36cm x 27cm (14.1 x 10.6 inches)
    A3 Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    A2 Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)

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  • 19831983

    1983

    £59.00£109.00

    Classic design that defined a generation, the classic art of Factory Records. Printed and framed by The Old Poster Shop, this work of art is sure to create a stylish finish to your interior design project or home. Sublime art for discerning collectors. Collector’s Edition (numbered 1 – 100)

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)
    Extra – 90cm x 66cm (35.4 x 26.0 inches)

    Select options
  • 1990’s Best Selling Songs

    £9.00£49.00

    Description

    A fabulous print for all lovers of stylish art. Perfect for any space.

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    A4 Standard – 36cm x 27cm (14.1 x 10.6 inches)
    A3 Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    A2 Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)

    Select options
  • 27 Club – #2 Jimi

    £59.00£109.00

    From artist Curtis Williams , print number 2 from the collection ’27 Club’. This print of his mixed media work represents Jimi Hendrix (who with other subjects in the collection dies aged 27). Collectors Edition (numbered 1 – 27)

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)
    Extra – 90cm x 66cm (35.4 x 26.0 inches)

    Select options
  • 27 Club – #3 Kurt

    £25.00£49.00

    Description

    From artist Curtis Williams , print number 3 from the collection ’27 Club’. This print of his mixed media work represents Kurt Cobain (who with other subjects in the collection dies aged 27). This is not a collectors edition print, so is not signed nor numbered.

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    A3 Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    A2 Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)

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  • 27 Club – #7 Amy

    £25.00£49.00

    Description

    From artist Curtis Williams , print number 3 from the collection ’27 Club’. This print of his mixed media work represents Jimi Hendrix (who with other subjects in the collection dies aged 27). This is not a collectors edition print, so is not signed nor numbered.

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    A3 Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    A2 Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)

    Select options
  • 3 Little Birds

    £25.00£49.00

    Description

    A fabulous print for all overs of Scandi style art. Beautiful and stylish in its simplicity.

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    A3 Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    A2 Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)

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  • A Tape of JimiA Tape of Jimi

    A Tape of Jimi

    £59.00£109.00

    A work of art created from cassette tape. Jimi Hendrix recorded in tape. Printed and framed by The Old Poster Shop, this work of art is sure to create a stylish finish to your interior design project or home. Sublime art for discerning collectors. Collector’s Edition (numbered 1 – 100)

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)
    Extra – 90cm x 66cm (35.4 x 26.0 inches)

    Select options
  • And...And...

    And…

    £59.00£109.00

    Printed and framed by The Old Poster Shop, this work of art is sure to create a stylish finish to your interior design project or home. Sublime art for discerning collectors. Collector’s Edition (numbered 1 – 100)

    About our wooden framed wall art: All of The Old Poster Shop artwork is printed to the highest standards on heavy 250gsm silk Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre paper. Using the highest quality UV light-proof inks, our artworks project vibrant colours, especially when framed.

    We take the highest pride in the quality of the product we produce. All printed artwork is created by us using superior printing equipment to ensure the very best quality.

    Medium – 48cm x 36cm (18.9 x 14.2 inches)
    Large – 66cm x 48cm (26.0 x 18.9 inches)
    Extra – 90cm x 66cm (35.4 x 26.0 inches)

    Select options
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