How To: Decorating with Posters

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Poster art is often one of the most effective and affordable ways to inject creativity into a space. Following up on our roundup of graphic art, here are homes that master poster decorating.

Modern home with Dining Room, Pendant Lighting, Table, and Chair. Natural wooden walls clad the dining room corner, while a marigold lantern hangs above. Photo  of How To: Decorating with PostersView Photos

The combination of a colorful poster, natural wooden walls, and a marigold lantern makes this Silver Lake residence warm and welcoming from the very first glance. Photo by Dabito.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, and Pendant Lighting. A palette of wood, concrete, and painted brick forms a neutral backdrop for Kathryn Tyler’s vintage treasures, including a $30 dining table, $3 poster, and a set of 1950s Carl Jacobs Jason chairs she snagged on eBay for $400. Read more about  this frugal furniture collector here. Photo  of How To: Decorating with PostersView Photos

Kathryn Tyler filled this southwest England home with vintage treasures, including a $30 dining table, $3 poster, and a set of 1950s Carl Jacobs Jason chairs she snagged on eBay for $400. Photo by Andrew Meredith.

Modern home with Living Room and Sofa. Colorful posters from the traveling exhibition "Shrinking Cities" channel possible mantras for a 21st-century Detroit. Photo  of How To: Decorating with PostersView Photos

Posters from the traveling exhibition "Shrinking Cities" provide pops of color in this Detroit abode. Photo by Raimund Koch.

Modern home with Living Room and Coffee Tables. A pair of posters by op-art master Victor Vasarely in the other bedroom. Read more about  Borrego Springs's symmetrical Spanish- and Southwestern- style home here. Photo  of How To: Decorating with PostersView Photos

A pair of posters by op-art master Victor Vasarely are the centerpieces of the bedroom in this Borrego Springs home. Photo by JUCO.

Modern home with Living Room and Chair. The furniture in the living room came a bit more easily. A Knoll chair was a gift from an old employer, as was the poster, by Paula Scher, in the hall leading to the bedroom. Photo  of How To: Decorating with PostersView Photos

Michael Bierut's poster compliments the black and white minimalism of the rest of this Brooklyn home. Photo by Jeremy Liebman.

Modern home with Storage Room and Cabinet Storage Type. Artwork hangs above the built-in storage in the English basement. Photo  of How To: Decorating with PostersView Photos

Artwork hangs above the built-in storage in the basement of this Brooklyn residence. Photo by Matthew Williams.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, and Chair. A simple poster with bold colors adds to the industrial character of this Paris abode. Photo by Céline Clanet. Photo  of How To: Decorating with PostersView Photos

A simple poster with bold colors adds to the industrial character of this Paris abode. Photo by Céline Clanet.