Making Our House A Home | With Posterlounge Prints + Art

I am literally like a broken record when I talk about making our house a home but it’s so important for me to get it right, and it seems like a never-ending task. This is our forever home and I want to do things the right way first time.

One of the things our house is missing at the moment is family photos and prints to make the walls less bare. Part of the reason for that is because I’d like to decorate each room properly before putting things on the wall and on display. The other part is that I just haven’t really figured out what I want on the wall yet.

However, there are definitely a couple of rooms that are ready for a few accessories; our bedroom, the bathroom and (for the time being) our kitchen. Though we have huge plans for the kitchen in the coming months – more on that in a post soon! Anyway, these rooms have been sitting pretty bare since we moved in. They have all the staples you’d expect in each of them, but all equally lacking a little ‘home’, a little something ‘extra’ – and in this post it’ll be all about the prints!

Our Family Bathroom

Ok, so I don’t totally hate it but I don’t totally love it either. It’s very classic and old-ish  but with an air of luxury. It’s the kind of thing I’d probably expect to see in a slightly older hotel. We’ve got a gorgeous roll top bath but the sink isn’t for us and the dark finish on the sink unit and toilet seat is awful but for now it’ll have to do, until we finally get round to ripping it all out and putting in something we do love. The wood cladding on the bottom half of the wall isn’t too bad though, to be fair.

The only way, really, to try and bring it together is by just popping a few of our own little items around. Candles, plants and a nice print, or two, can make for a nice, little feature corner in the bathroom. Not so much that it overpowers everything else in the room, but just enough to steer away from the things we don’t like.

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I’ve kept it quite minimal with a ‘So Fresh & So Clean’ print from Posterlounge, which I’ve popped in a frame and hung up above the toilet. But I’ve also added a print on wood from Posterlounge in ‘Palm Leaf II’ as well as a candle I got for my birthday. These small touches bring that corner in and make this bathroom a whole lot better than it did before. I’ve since decided to add a marble effect toilet brush and a real life plant from IKEA.

Our Master Bedroom

This is, of course, the biggest room on the first floor – it’s also the one with the most empty wall space I think. We treated ourselves to all the usual suspects when we moved in; a super-king bed, some new bedside tables and lamps but we haven’t really gotten anywhere with the decor as such.

I have a vision of what I want above the bed, so that space (for now) is reserved for pictures of the kids, but the wall space to the side and the wall as you walk in still remain bare. I decided to go all ‘leafy’ again with another poster print by Posterlounge called “Perceptive Dream v2”. I went for slightly bigger than the other prints I got as I wanted it to be a statement piece in the room. It looks amazing! Don’t you agree? Once we get the other pictures up above the bed, and the TV on the wall, and the butler table in the corner I so desperately want (deep breath!), I think it’ll all look so, so good!

The Kitchen/Hallway

I have been wanting some kind of print in my kitchen for a while but as we’ve just decided to put in for planning permission to extend it I’m a bit reluctant to get anything done in here. Instead I’ve opted for a simple ‘Bon Appetit’ print which I’ve framed and will get on the wall one all the work is over! For now, it’s resting on my kitchen windowsill next to a lovely little plant. I love the way the creeper outside frames the window inside. Nothing like a bit of nature indoors!

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I finally chose the ‘And’ print on Forex which is a lightweight foam but a bit more robust.This ampersand is super on trend and it’s quite gritty/marbly in effect, rather than a straight forward bit of black font. The forex is super light and, quite honestly, you wouldn’t even need to have any proper fixtures as I’m pretty sure some Blu-tack could hold this up if you fancied moving it around.

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I’m leaning it on the ledge above our hallway radiator which I think looks fantastic near my new plant holder. It’s kind of hidden and emerging from something quite wild-like and I just think it looks super cool – in my opinion – but then it’s my house so I wouldn’t say any different.

I am now thinking though that there’s quite a lot of wall space above the ledge that I’d like to fill! Any ideas?

Have You Heard Of Posterlounge?

I hadn’t until just a few weeks ago when I happened to come across them online. I’m a bit of a stickler for ‘good quality’ since we moved in the house. I’d rather spend a bit more and get what I want, rather than settling for second best. The best bit is, I don’t have to spend more to get first best because Posterlounge are, not only awesomely priced, their prints are of the highest quality.

With a print you kind of just expect a sheet of paper with the words/design/art printed directly onto it but the basic prints I received from Posterlounge felt almost embossed and the words were almost raised off the page. The wood print and the forex (foam type) materials were also super high quality and you can just tell they’re going to last. And they’re so easy to shop for too – that is, I mean, once you’ve actually decided on what prints you want out of the vast range they have online. The choice is huge and it took me ages to pick because I loved so many of them.

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It was incredibly easy to click through, choose the print, select the material and the size and add it to my basket. I could choose from a couple of different effects, whether to mirror or flip the images to make it something unique to me and I think that’s definitely a huge selling point there, aside from the fantastic prices, delivery and overall quality of everything.

I did order the frames separately from another company but Posterlounge had provided holes where needed in the wooden print and hanging materials for the forex print too. I’d love to know what prints you’d choose and where you’d put them? And I’m going to make it harder for you because I’ve got a £40 voucher to giveaway to one lucky winner!

Win With Me + Posterlounge

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  • This competition will open on 24th May 2018 and will close on 13th June at 11.59pm
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  • One winner will receive one £40 voucher to spend online with Posterlounge
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55 Comments

  1. Lia Burns
    June 13, 2018 / 11:43 pm

    It has to be my hallway. It’s grey and quite dull, I’d love it to have some life in it and feel more welcoming x

  2. Lindsey Clark
    June 13, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    The Bathroom – its very sparse at the moment as Ive just redecorated and the walls are bare!

  3. June 13, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    My hallway needs to have a lift – something bright or interesting or exciting – its just cream :)

  4. kayleigh dudley
    June 13, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    i plan on decorating my bedroom this summer. I already have the paints, grey and dark blue. I would love a combination of white and yellow or pink prints for a shelf above my bed

  5. Natalie Crossan
    June 13, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    My hallway, I’d love to win something new

  6. Jessica Barber
    June 13, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    I’d love to add a botanical print to my bedroom, or a floral print to our dining room!

  7. Simone Griffin
    June 13, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    I’d love something special in our master bedroom x

  8. Rich Tyler
    June 13, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    In our lounge, pride of place

  9. Ruth Wollerton
    June 13, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    I would love to brighten my living room with some funkiness. Thanks xxx

  10. alisa moore
    June 13, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    I’d like to add some poster art to the living room

  11. Steven Beasley
    June 13, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    I would brighten up my dining room

  12. Cathryn Crawshaw
    June 13, 2018 / 7:33 am

    our lounge

  13. Julie
    June 13, 2018 / 12:44 am

    I’d love to brighten up the living room with a new piece of wall art.

  14. katrina walsh
    June 13, 2018 / 12:04 am

    Ive recently decorated my long drab hallway. Some of these would really brighten it up

  15. Chantel L
    June 12, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    The hallway! It was recently painted but the walls are featureless.

  16. Rebecca Powell
    June 12, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    I would really love to do a picture wall in our living room

  17. jessica cook
    June 12, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    What a question! and one I don’t think I can quite answer right now. My hubby is in the army and we move to our new posting in 10 weeks, I cant wait to decorate and add our stamp on our new house! x

  18. Rhia P
    June 12, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Would love to brighten up our living room please- we rent our home and honestly I am SO FED UP of wall to wall blumin’ magnolia paintwork. Sigh.
    So thanks, a lovely bold print would add interest, personality, colour as well as cheer me up immensely.

    :)

  19. Pam Francis Gregory
    June 12, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    My lounge

  20. mike anthony
    June 12, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    my everything needs brightening up!

  21. Stevie
    June 12, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    I’m looking for a new place so I’d like to put it in my living room.

  22. ruth lee
    June 12, 2018 / 10:27 am

    my bedroom

  23. ElizM
    June 12, 2018 / 10:23 am

    our kitchen could do with brightening up

  24. Lydia Joy
    June 12, 2018 / 9:34 am

    We need something to put at the top of the stairs. That’s a massive space on the wall begging for a picture.

  25. Karen Barrett
    June 12, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Our family room, a photo of my four grandchildren

  26. donna l jones
    June 12, 2018 / 8:48 am

    My lounge

  27. jamie Banks
    June 12, 2018 / 6:57 am

    my living room as i am going to be decorating it soon so would be lovely x

  28. Alison Johnson
    June 11, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    My bedroom as I’m about to decorate it & I think something nice would really make it special.

  29. Sean Eccles
    June 11, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    My lounge

  30. leanne weir
    June 11, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    the hallway or lounge

  31. Jayne Townson
    June 11, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    There are a few rooms I’d like to add a poster print to, my bedroom, my dining room, and my hall, thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Victoria B
    June 11, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    We need something new and fresh in the spare bedroom.

  33. iain maciver
    June 11, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    the hallway

  34. Thomas Buchanan
    June 11, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    my living room, its looking a bit bare at the moment

  35. Laura Banks
    June 11, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    the hallway

  36. Teresa Lee
    June 11, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    My kitchen

  37. Cherry Edwards
    June 11, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    I think my hallway would benefit from a cheery welcoming print.

  38. Tammy Tudor
    June 11, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    My living room

  39. Rachael Simmons
    June 11, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    The hallway of Casa De Fiend – the name of the home of my boyfriend and I!

  40. Tracy Nixon
    June 11, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    Our living room x

  41. Karen Hughes
    June 11, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    I’d like to put something up in the dining room. Am in the middle of redecorating it and the walls are bare

  42. CAROLYN HEYWORTH
    June 11, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Living room something bright and eyecatching

  43. paula cheadle
    June 11, 2018 / 12:28 am

    I need it in my hall

  44. Christine Beake
    June 9, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Our bedroom – recently redecorated – need a print for those bare walls

  45. gemma hendry
    June 9, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    my living room fingers crossed

  46. Sylvia Paul
    June 8, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    My Daughter loves art so it would have to be something for her room x

  47. Hayley Atkins
    June 8, 2018 / 8:54 am

    My dining room needs brightening up.Something botanical would look good as it leads out to our garden.

  48. Susan Smith
    June 8, 2018 / 7:43 am

    My hallway, it really needs something

  49. Anthony G.
    June 7, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I’m thinking the hallway. The kitchen is also a good idea.

  50. Jules Eley
    June 7, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    i would love one for my lounge.

  51. Solange
    May 26, 2018 / 3:14 am

    My living room.

  52. Margaret GALLAGHER
    May 25, 2018 / 1:34 am

    My kitchen – hoping for a refurb soon – would be lovely

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