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Transform Your Space: The Best Art Gallery Picks for Art Posters for Rooms in your Home

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Transform Your Space: The Best Art Gallery Picks for Art Posters for Rooms in your Home

Transforming your living space doesn’t always require drastic measures. Sometimes, all it takes is a few well-placed pieces of art, specifically in this blog we are focusing on art posters for rooms in your home or business as they are an affordable and vibrant way to create instant inspiration, peace and energy. These versatile pieces allow you to bring your personality to the forefront, create a focal point, and add depth and colour to any room. Are you ready to discover the inspired world of art posters and how they can transform your home? Let’s dive in!

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Key Takeaways

  • Transform your space with stylish and affordable art posters from The John Dyer Gallery.

  • Create a personalised gallery wall to express yourself, mixing different styles and media for visual balance.

  • Enhance protection of your posters by using framing, keeping them dry, dusting regularly & storing correctly when unused.

Choosing the Perfect Wall Art Posters for Your Room

poster for room - John Dyer Gallery

Selecting the ideal art posters for your room is an exciting yet challenging task. With a wide range of prints and artists to choose from, the journey to discover one that mirrors your personality and style is an adventure in itself. The John Dyer Gallery offers a fantastic range of wall art and prints for you to explore and enjoy. The selection is inspired by the beautiful art of British artists John Dyer and Joanne Short.

The best part? You can transform your room into a personal sanctuary with affordable, high-quality wall art pieces, helping you fulfill all your interior design wishes.

The right selection of art posters can dramatically change the feel of your room. Imagine waking up to a serene coastal scene, getting inspired by a chic city poster in your home office, or welcoming guests to your living room adorned with a captivating wildlife art poster. The possibilities are endless.

Theme-based Posters

Coastal art posters for rooms with style 

Above: 70x100 cm framed art poster prints of Cornwall that feature contemporary art by Cornish artist Joanne Short. Buy Joanne Short art poster prints online.

Personalising your space becomes exciting with the use of a selection of theme-based posters. Theme-based posters are pieces of wall art prints that beautifully follow a specific theme, such as coastal scenes, wildlife, or cityscapes, and can be selected to resonate with personal interests and create a cohesive design theme in your space. Imagine your room adorned with the Beach House Coastal Prints of Cornwall or depictions of nature, such as Rainforests, Wildlife, and African landscapes. Maybe you’re an urban soul who would love scenes from cities like New York, France, Paris, or London. The choice is yours, and the variety is inspiring.

Numerous artists have gained recognition for their remarkable work on theme-based posters. Artists like Joanne Short are celebrated for their amazing colourist oil paintings that capture the beauty and life in landscapes. And then there’s John Dyer, known for art that exudes incredible optimism and joy, concentrating on the brighter aspects of life. The world of theme-based posters is truly a treasure trove of creativity and inspiration.

Style Considerations

When choosing a poster style themed look for your room, take into account the general theme, colour scheme, space style, along with the poster’s dimensions and orientation for a perfect result. Perhaps you have a modern minimalist décor look that would be beautifully complemented by a sleek digital print or a neon art poster. Or maybe your room has a vintage charm that would be further enhanced by an old-world map or a classic movie poster. Adding contrasting posters can have a wonderful effect on your room’s design, creating visual interest, adding depth and dimension, and drawing attention to certain areas or features, ultimately making a bold and exciting statement.

The beauty of art posters lies in their versatility. They come in an array of styles, and you can choose one that resonates with your personal taste and preferences, making it a delightful addition to your room. So, whether you’re a fan of contemporary art, vintage posters, or a mix of both, creating a visually appealing look in your room is a breeze.

Sizing and Placement

City poster prints in a bedroom setting

Wall art posters from come in a wide variety of sizes, from A3 (21x30 cm) to 70x100 cm. The perfect size of a poster for a small room is typically A2 or set of A3 posters hung together. When choosing the right size poster for a large room, there are so many factors to consider! You can think about:

  • The purpose of the poster

  • The available wall space

  • The proportions of the room

  • The desired visual impact

  • Your personal preferences and the style of the room

The placement and size of art posters has the potential to greatly enhance your room's aesthetics. Thoughtful placement can elevate the visual impact and contribute to a more pleasing environment, while the size of the posters can significantly influence the overall aesthetic appeal of the space. So, whether you’re placing your posters above your bed, in your hallway, or in your living room, it’s exciting to consider personal preference and the overall aesthetic of the room when determining how to position and size posters. One large feature poster has a different feel to a selection of salon hung smaller ones, or a set of three mid-sized posters in a line for example.

Frame it Right: Enhancing Your Posters & Art Prints with Frames

Framed art poster prints of France and Paris in a contemporary French room

If you’re pondering how to enhance the look of your posters, the solution is simple - frames! Framing art posters, rather than pinning directly to the wall or using poster hangers, brings so many amazing advantages such as:

  • Providing protection from damage

  • Adding enhanced visual appeal for a more polished look

  • Making it easy to display

  • Allowing for customisation through various styles, mounts, colours, and materials

  • Complementing the artwork to make it stand out in the best way possible

If you buy unframed and take your prints to a local framer you will find a fantastic range of frames to choose from for your posters, including wood, paper wrapped, metal, or acrylic options, all available in different colours and designs to perfectly complement your personal style and decor. You can also consider adding a mount to really make a statement with your poster print as this will add scale and make the image look very smart and important - a real feature for a room.

Frames are incredibly versatile, so, whether you’re framing a portrait of your favourite celebrity, a scenic landscape, a Cornish art print, or a motivational quote, the right frame can make all the difference.

Types of Frames

The realm of frame types is as vast as your imagination. There is an exciting array of picture frames available, from the classic traditional frames made of wood or to the sleek and modern contemporary frames with options like acrylic or aluminium. Wood frames provide a wide variety of finishes and a timeless, classic appearance. Metal frames are impressively sturdy and resilient, remaining free from warping or twisting. Acrylic frames offer a lightweight and durable alternative to traditional frames.

Whether you’re a fan of vintage posters or modern art posters, there is a frame that will perfectly complement your poster. Oe of the very best and most affordable frame option for posters are simple white wood frames with acrylic glazing to protect against damage as offered with the art poster range. For modern art posters, you can choose frames that perfectly complement the contemporary style of the artwork. These frames include sleek, minimalist, and solid coloured moulding options and mounts that will truly enhance the overall aesthetic of the wall art poster you choose.

Custom Framing vs. Ready-Made Frames

All frames are not made equally, and the choice between custom and ready-made frames depends your unique needs and budget. Custom framing offers a wide range of options for customisation, expert craftsmanship, and top-notch protection for the poster. The cost for custom framing varies, but allow from £100 to £300 as a starting point depending on size, materials and if there is a mount and UV glass involved.

On the other hand, the cost for a ready-made frame can vary depending on the size, but it generally ranges from £20 for A3 to £80 for larger frames. The beauty of both custom and ready-made frames is that every type of poster has the potential to look fantastic in either. The choice ultimately depends on personal preference and the specific requirements of the poster's look in your space. At the John Dyer Gallery we can supply your A3 art poster print for £35 and an A3 white wooden frame with dry mounting, so your print stays flat, at only an additional £30 and it arrives ready to hang. Our largest white frames are only £95 for our 70x100cm wall art prints - amazing value and we provide free delivery to your door so you can hang instantly.

Hanging Techniques

After selecting your poster and frame, it’s the perfect time to put it up on the wall! Hanging framed posters can be a DIY project that is both fun and fulfilling. There are a variety of options for hanging framed posters, such as:

  • Using command strips for smaller prints

  • Using a picture rail if you have one in your interior

  • Installing D-rings and picture cord to hang securely using picture hooks (get hard wall or partition wall hooks depending on your wall) or nails or screws with wall fittings.

You can use adhesive strips (command strips) designed for smaller pictures or traditional methods like nails, hooks, pushpins, or tacks. When creating a stunning display, start by defining your display dimensions by laying the prints out on the floor leaning against the wall for spacing and positioning your key art piece at eye level in the centre.

When arranging multiple posters, follow these tips:

  • Lay them out on the floor first

  • Maintain at least 3-6 inches of space between each piece of wall art

  • Consider arranging similar-sized and framed posters in pairs for a cohesive look.

Create a Gallery Wall with Posters

Feature gallery style wall in a lounge with art poster prints

Now we have looked at the fundamentals of selecting and mounting art posters, it’s time to elevate the discussion to the creation of a gallery wall! A gallery wall is a curated collection of art pieces that can be arranged in a variety of ways to create a personalized and eye-catching display. The great thing about gallery walls is that they don’t just showcase your favorite art pieces—they also tell a story that’s uniquely yours.

Creating a gallery wall is an exciting opportunity to mix and match different sizes and orientations of posters. You can arrange your posters based on a common theme, color scheme, or style, or you can mix and match for an eclectic look. The possibilities are endless, and the process is a lot of fun.

Planning Your Gallery Wall

Organising your gallery wall resembles solving a puzzle. It involves considering the size, shape, and arrangement of each piece to create a harmonious look. Here are some steps to help you get started:

  1. Lay out your collection flat on the floor.

  2. Begin with the largest piece as the focal point towards the middle.

  3. Mix shapes and orient them around a center point to achieve a visually appealing display.

  4. Decide on a feature wall colour, just for this gallery wall and leave your other walls neutral or white.

Maintaining an optimal spacing of 2-3 inches between posters can achieve a cohesive and attractive look. And keep in mind that there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to gallery walls. The layout you choose should reflect your personal style and the overall aesthetic of the room.

Mixing Art Styles

Incorporating diverse art styles is a vibrant element of assembling a gallery wall. Incorporating various styles, such as abstract, minimalist, and traditional, can create a dynamic and visually interesting gallery wall, bringing variety and depth to the space. You can create a diverse collection by including a variety of artistic styles. Also, you can synchronise these styles by featuring similar mediums in each print, such as charcoal, pencil, oil paint, acrylic paint or mixed-media.

You can also use colour to unify various art styles by:

  • Curating posters by colour theme

  • Opting for a monochromatic colour scheme

  • Choosing the same frame style for each of your eclectict prints

All of these contribute to a cohesive look. The joy of creating a gallery wall lies in the journey of discovering different art styles and how these work together to create a unified, intriguing display.

Balancing Visual Weight

Achieving a harmonious visual balance in a gallery wall involves:

  • Consistent framing

  • A balanced arrangement of artwork by offsetting larger or heavier pieces with smaller or lighter ones

  • Evenly distributing the visual weight by strategically placing more visually significant pieces throughout the setup.

Balancing visual weight in interior design is a wonderful way to create a sense of harmony and equilibrium in a room. It involves considering factors such as:

  • colour

  • texture

  • lighting

  • furniture placement

to ensure that the visual weight is evenly distributed throughout the space, resulting in a pleasing and well-designed environment where all elements work together cohesively.

Inspirational Spaces: Poster Ideas for Different Rooms

Having discussed the fundamentals of selecting posters and creating a gallery wall, let’s explore some poster ideas for various rooms in your home. Each room in your home has its own personality and purpose, and the posters you choose can further enhance these characteristics. Whether it’s the cozy comfort of your bedroom, the lively energy of your living room, or the focused productivity of your office, the right posters can create just the right ambiance.

From peaceful landscapes for the bedroom to bold abstracts for the living room, and motivational quotes for the office, the world of art posters has something for every room and every mood. And remember, these are just ideas—the best posters for your rooms are the ones that resonate with you and reflect your personality and style.

Bedroom Posters & Open-Edition Prints

Relaxed coastal style bedroom with Cornwall art poster prints

Your bedroom serves as a private haven, an ideal spot to relax and decompress after a hectic day. As such, the art you choose for your bedroom wall should evoke a sense of calm and serenity. Imagine waking up to a serene coastal scene or a calming abstract design, or perhaps a black-and-white photograph that evokes a sense of nostalgia and peace.

When considering the colour palette for your bedroom posters, think soothing and calming. Colours like:

  • Green and white

  • Sea blue

  • Lavender

  • Aqua

  • Navy blue

can create a serene calming atmosphere that promotes relaxation and restful sleep. And when it comes to placement, the ideal position for hanging art above your bed is about 20-25 centimetres above your headboard, or centrally between the headboard and ceiling can be a good place to consider.

Living Room Posters

As the living room is typically the first area guests encounter upon entering your home, it provides an excellent opportunity to express yourself through the art you select. Choose posters that perfectly complement the colours and design of your living room by selecting artwork that uses similar colours or complementing colours or by picking 2-3 colours from the poster as a palette for other room elements. For neutral-colored rooms, colour-rich posters can add vibrancy and life.

Whether you’re a fan of modern abstracts, classic landscapes, or vibrant pop art, your living room is the perfect place to showcase your personality and style. From large-scale 70x100 cm prints that make a bold statement to a curated gallery wall that tells a story, the possibilities are endless.

Office Posters

Art poster prints displayed in a contemporary African styled office

In the context of your office space or home-office, the best art can significantly influence the creation of an environment that fosters creativity and productivity. Some great themes for office posters that can create a positive and inspiring work environment include:

  • Motivational quotes

  • Stunning contemporary art to create a beautiful and inspiring space

When choosing motivational quote posters for your office, consider the following:

  • Select quotes that resonate with your team

  • Find designs and colours that inspire

  • Consider different sizes and placements, such as gallery wall hanging

  • Look for high-quality prints, all of the prints available at are museum-quality to last 100+ years, and if purchased framed are dry mounted to keep them flat

The right art posters can enhance productivity, reduce stress, and boost well-being and creativity in your office. A workspace that feels great and looks great is generally a space people want and choose to spend their time in. We think that contemporary art is the best way to go as it provides a quick visual escape from the office adding many stunning windows or views.

Tips for Maintaining and Caring for Your Posters

Much like any artwork, posters require proper care and maintenance to retain their prime condition. Here are some tips for taking care of your posters:

  1. Regularly dust your posters with a soft, lint-free cloth or a feather duster to keep them clean and dust-free. If the glazing or acrylic glazing needs more than this only use a slightly damp cloth with some soap - don't use harsh cleaners.

  2. Protect your posters from sunlight by choosing the right location to hang them. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure can cause fading and damage. Make sure to buy from reputable suppliers who only sell museum-quality 100+year archival prints such at The John Dyer Gallery.

  3. Consider using UV-resistant glass in the frame to provide an extra shield against light-induced damage if the prints will regularly in in very bright conditions or exposed to the sun on a regular basis. A local framer can provide details and prices for this, but in most interiors this really isn't needed.

  4. Avoid hanging in damp or unheated rooms and avoid hanging on damp or cold solid outside walls as that can cause mould or condensation to form. If you do have to then take them down occasionally and clean the backs of any mildew and check on the condition.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your posters stay in great condition for years to come.

Proper storage is also important for maintaining the beauty and longevity of your posters. If you have posters that are not currently on display, remember to store them properly to prevent any potential degradation. Whether you’re rolling them up for storage (make sure to wrap in PH-neutral tissue paper to protect them from contact with the cardboard tube) or keeping them flat, taking the right steps to store your posters will ensure they stay in perfect condition for years to come.

Cleaning and Dusting

Maintaining the cleanliness of your posters and keeping them free from dust is crucial for preserving their vivid colors and clear details. Here are some tips for cleaning your posters. Remember, when cleaning and dusting your posters, always use a gentle touch. Excessive force or abrasive materials can scratch or damage the print surface or acrylic glazing. Taking the time to properly care for your posters will ensure they continue to bring joy and inspiration to your space for many years to come.

Protecting from Sunlight

Though natural sunlight can lend a room a warm and inviting atmosphere, it can also inflict damage on your posters over an extended period. Exposure to UV rays can lead to fading and discoloration, so it’s important to take steps to protect your posters from sunlight. One way to do this is by hanging your posters in areas with indirect light. But if you need to display your posters in a sunny spot, using UV-resistant glass in your frames can provide an extra layer of protection against UV damage.

UV-resistant glass can block up to 97% of UV rays, while equivalent acrylic options can block up to 98%, ensuring the color and vibrancy of your artwork is preserved for many years. Adding UV-resistant film to existing frames can also provide an extra layer of protection, although using UV-resistant acrylic or glass is often a better option for preserving poster quality and integrity.

Storing Unused Posters

Storing unused posters correctly is essential to stave off any possible damage. Here are some tips for storing unused posters:

  1. Carefully roll them and place them in tubes designed for poster storage.

  2. For added protection, consider wrapping them in acid-free tissue paper to prevent any potential degradation.

  3. It’s best to store them in a cool, dry, and dark environment to minimise any damage over time.

With these tips, your posters will stay in perfect condition, ready to be displayed whenever you desire.


In conclusion, transforming your space with art posters isn’t just about aesthetics, it’s about creating an environment that reflects your personality, inspires you, and makes you feel at home and relaxed and/or inspired. Whether you’re choosing a single piece for your bedroom or curating a gallery wall for your living room, remember that the best art posters are the ones that speak to you.

So, why wait? Start your art poster journey today. Explore our exclusive selection of art posters, play with different styles and themes, experiment with framing and placement, and most importantly, have fun with it! After all, your home is your canvas, and you are the artist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make my room look nice with a poster?

Make your room look nice in a poster by choosing the right type of picture frame and size matters, picking 2-3 colors from the wall art to be your colour palette, colour coordinating your posters with other items in your home, framing it for an upscale look, using a poster rail for added flair, or propping it up against the wall for a minimalist look. Be sure to focus on style, mood, and theme when making your decisions too.

What size poster should I get for my room?

For the best statement in your room, go with a 70 x 100 cm framed poster - it'll make an impact and look great on a large wall.

Why do people put posters in their room?

People put posters in their rooms to create a space that feels complete and expresses their personal interests, memories, likes, and inspirations. Posters add colour and can make the room reflect who the occupant is and what they enjoy. Posters personalise your space very affordably in style.

How can I choose the perfect poster style for my room?

Choose a poster style that reflects the existing theme and colour scheme of your room, is appropriate to the style of the space, and fits perfectly with the dimensions and orientation. With these factors in mind, you can find the perfect poster for your room.

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