Decorating TV Wall With Posters
The TV is not the prettiest item in the home. Most often, it’s just an eyesore that messes up our design plans. The large shiny rectangle sometimes seems out of place, especially if your walls and furniture are of far lighter shades. Luckily, if you’re into art, you’ll be happy to know that the wall behind your TV is a great place for adding your collection of art. So, Decorating TV Wall With Posters is a great idea.
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Decorating TV wall with posters
How Do I Print Posters for a Room?
The easiest way to get posters for your room is by searching for cool designs in specialized online art shops that offer shipping to your address. Since delivery may take awhile and could cost you quite a lot, a better idea would be to simply purchase downloadable prints and head over to your nearest print shop to have them printed.
If you want to print the posters yourself, do remember this: the bigger the poster, the higher the resolution needs to be. You need to make sure you download the image at the right resolution so that your poster will look good. Nobody likes pixeled art. You can find downloadable images on websites such as Etsy, society6, and Unsplash, just to name a few. Even the MET Museum offers more than 400,000 hi-res images of public-domain.
Why Is Framing so Expensive?
Professional framing is costly, and for the majority of us, the price just doesn’t seem justified. However, pricey frames come with a specially engineered conservation glass to protect art from light and humidity, two of the factors that can damage it. That glass alone can be ridiculously expensive.
The back of the frame also needs to be sealed up with a special paper, and then you’ve also got the mat and the frame itself. The skill and craft of the framer also increase a frame’s value. Consequently, if you want quality framing, you need to dig deep into your pockets.
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How Can I Frame a Poster Cheaply?
Poster frames come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. The more expensive the material, the more expensive the frame will be. You can find frames made of plastic or thick cardboard that could cost you even less than $10. An IKEA store would be a good place to start.
How Can I Make a Poster Look Good without a Frame?
If you want to skip the expense and not pay for a frame, you can try some of the following alternatives:
- Stick the poster to the wall with washi tape.
- Hold the poster in place using pants hangers.
- Use dental bib clips or binder clips and hang them from a nail.
- Glue your print on a sheet of foam core and hang it using square bend hooks.
Why Do My Posters Keep Falling Down?
If your posters keep falling off the wall, we’ll assume you used some double-sided tape. It could be that you need a better-quality tape or you haven’t used enough force when you placed the posters on the wall. Or both. If your framed poster is heavy, it could also be that the hanging method you chose just doesn’t work for this much weight and you need to switch to something else.
What Is the Best Way to Hang Posters?
Arguably the most durable way to hang posters, especially those that come with a heavy frame, is to use nails and hooks. Screws will work as well. But there’s one disadvantage to this: it will damage the wall. When you remove the posters, you’ll be left with a wall full of holes.
How Do I Decorate a Wall Without Damaging It?
Hanging posters off the wall without damaging is possible if you use one of the following methods:
- Command strips.
- Sticky tack / removable putty.
- Poster tape.
- Velcro tabs.
How Do I Not Over Decorate?
If you’re in the process of redecorating a room, you probably have millions of ideas running through your head. But how many posters is too many? This depends on the size of the room and your preferences. If you have a large space, you can afford to go a bit overboard. If not, stick to just a few
centerpieces. But if you want to fill up an entire wall with posters, we suggest having a consistent theme and layout for them.
The Best TV Wall with Posters Decorating Ideas
Clean and Polished Gallery Wall
To achieve clean-looking lines, all your frames need to be the same size so you can line them up perfectly. Ideally, there should be identical spacing between the posters. Try using the same type of frame or very similar frames and stick to one color palette to maintain that clean aspect.
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Messy Gallery Wall
Let’s move to the exact opposite of a clean-looking gallery. Going for the messy look means using different shapes, sizes, and colors, but the spacing between the posters needs to be the same. The goal is to have the wall looking effortlessly pretty.
Check these 21 Art Gallery Wall Ideas.
Oversized Single Art
Instead of filling up the wall with numerous small prints, as most people do, you could add just one large piece of art. This will draw the visitors’ attention to the poster rather than the TV, acting as a focal point for the room.
Hanging posters is a great way to showcase your personality. They can tie the room together and make even the most difficult area to decorate, such as the TV wall, look more polished. Whether you choose to go with a framed or frameless poster, always remember that placement, spacing, and hanging method are the most important factors that can make or break your design. Happy decorating!
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