As most of you know, I moved into my new flat at the end of last year. We had a million problems with the place so before decorating, we had to do things like replacing walls and fix holes in the roof. And then, the boiler stopped working within weeks of moving in, so we had no hot water or heating over the winter – which meant we had no money to actually add nice touches to the flat.
However, we’re nearly at the point we can decorate. The wallpaper and paint have been bought, everywhere has been plastered, prepped and primed and I’m starting to think about what I’m going to put on my walls.
From the minute I started house-hunting, one of the most appealing things to me was thinking about what kind of art I wanted. I’d get stressed at the thought because art is so personal, your choice REALLY says something about you – and if my friends or family didn’t like it – then, that’s awful.
I found an artist I really liked who painted Swansea scenes, but the issue is her work was £8,000. And I thought about it. Why not? I think artists deserve to be paid properly. But I had nothing close to £8k and just decided I’d save up.
But as the months rolled on, I realised there was no chance I’d ever get close to saving that amount of money and even if I could, my priorities have changed. That money would be a good chunk towards our roof extension (we want an outside patio too).
So I decided I needed something cheaper. A lot cheaper. I’m a fussy so-and-so, and need a lot of choices, and Posterlounge was the place to get it (they have well over 2,000 prints).
Posterlounge is an online art publishing house based in Germany and is known for its high-quality pictures. You know how brands are always going on about how high quality they are, well when I got my poster, I couldn’t believe how good it was. I was expecting standard poster paper, well no – it’s almost like a photograph.
Ok, you pick your print (which is easier said than done), then you choose the size and finish (canvases, glass, poster etc). I chose a poster because I’m really into palm prints at the moment and liked the combo of that with wooden poster ‘holders’. I thought it looked vintage – like, Elvis in Hawaii in the 50’s, kinda vintage.
So what do you think of my choice? I like bright patterns, abstracts art, or even simple black and white coal drawings.
I’d very much recommend Poster Lounge, the quality really is exceptional and you’d be hard pressed not to find something you love. Oh, and it gets delivered quickly and in nice packaging so the poster is safe and in a perfect condition.
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