THE PERFECT POSTER PAIR
Everything is more fun when you have someone to share it with. Experiences, tall tales and good meals. The same is true for posters, which can bring something unique to a room if they have the right match. Do you also find it hard to decide which posters go well together? If you do, you’re not alone. It can be quite difficult, so therefore we would like to share the following six guidelines for finding the perfect pair.
50x70 cm VESPA and 50x70 cm VW BEETLE
Go for a recurring colour
A good rule of thumb is to choose pictures that contain one or more identical colours. In our Beetle and Vespa posters, for example, the dusty plum and the delicate yellow appear in both. This has in fact become one of the most popular pairs in our web shop. You can also pick posters with the same background colour, for example our Bergen Bryggen and Bergen Cable Cars posters, which share the same muted blue background.
50x70 cm BERGEN - Bryggen and 50x70 cm BERGEN - Ulriksen cable cars
Use complementary colours to create a harmonious look
Speaking of colours, it is also a good idea to put posters side by side that contain complementary colours: contrasting colours that harmonize and go well together. Almost like yin and yang. One example is our Aarhus Aros poster, which has a rust red background, and our Aarhus City Hall poster, with its greenish background. A complementary pair like that will add a vibrant and colourful look to your home.
50x70 cm AARHUS - Aros and 50x70 cm AARHUS - City hall
Even if it may sound odd, contrasts can actually bring out the best in each other. As we’ve all experienced in real life ;) Light and dark, rugged or feminine or lots of other combinations. A good example is the combination of Vee Speer’s posters THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#11 and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#3.
50x70 cm THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#3 and 50x70 cm THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#11
Playing with sizes and perspective
Add variation and a sense of perspective to your room by staggering two posters – maybe just slightly. You can also add life to a space with posters in varying sizes. Hang a big poster next to a small one, lined up either at the top or at the bottom.
50x70 cm LONDON - Eye and 50x70 cm BERLIN - TV-Tower
Let the motifs tell a story
Choose posters that are meaningful to you and spark pleasant memories. The motifs can either go together, for example our DENMARK Mill and DENMARK Farmhouse posters, or you could also choose motifs that complement ach other and tell a story, for example our 2CV Citroën and VW Beetle driving in opposite directions. Maybe they are headed for two different destinations? Maybe they will meet in the middle? Maybe one of them is homebound, and the other is outbound? You know best.
50x70 cm DENMARK - Mill and 50x70 cm DENMARK - Farm house
Repeat the geometric lines in the pictures
Choose pictures that have the same geometric shapes and figures. The respective bridges across the Great Belt and the Little Belt straits may seem an odd couple, but when they are put up on the wall side by side, something magical happens, because they both have lots of striking vertical and horizontal lines. Another handsome couple is our Berlin TV tower and London Eye with their similar soft and rounded shapes.
50x70 cm DENMARK - Little belt bridge and 50x70 cm DENMARK - Great belt bridge
I hope that you’ll find these guidelines helpful :) But remember, sometimes the magic happens when you put two posters up side by side that don’t seem to follow any of the rules, and suddenly sparks are flying! They are a match made in heaven, even if you can’t quite figure out why. They are simply perfect for each other!
50x70 cm 2 CV CITROÊN and 50x70 cm TULIPS amber
50x70 cm PANSY mint and 50x70 cm THE LANTERNS
50x70 cm BOTANICA Anthurium Andraeanum & 50x70 cm THIRTEEN #6
30x40 cm GERANIUM amber and 50x70 cm MONK CRESS purple
30x40 cm PANSY forrest green and 50x70 cm FAIRYLAND
50x70 cm BOTANICA Craspedia og 50x70 cm THIRTEEN Untitled#2
50x70 cm POPPY noir and and 50x70 cm CELOSIA CRISTATA
50x70 cm THE SWIMMER and 50x70 cm READY, STEADY, GO
50x70 cm BOTANICA Eustoma Grandiflorum and 50x70 cm THIRTEEN Untitled#13
50x70 cm AALBRG - Limfjordsbroen and 50x70 cm AALBRG - Tower
50x70 cm THIRTEEN untitled#6 and 50x70 cm BAY
50x70 cm VW CAMPER and 70x100 cm SKIING
50x70 cm VESPA and 50x70 cm MISTY MORNING 01
50x70 cm ICE CREAM LADY and 50x70 cm GOOD LUCK
50x70 cm CONSTRUCTION 01 and 50x70 cm CONSRUCTION 02
50x70 cm BULLETPROOF Untitled#32 and 50x70 cm BOTANICA Paeonia
50x70 cm TULIPS amber and 50x70 cm MISTY MORNING 01
50x70 cm SAKURA and 50x70 cm CONSTRUCTION 02
50x70 cm DENMARK - Masts and 50x70 cm DENMARK - Bath houses
50x70 cm BOTANICA Pennisetum and 50x70 cm THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Untitled#37
50x70 cm DENMARK Camping and 70x100 cm DENMARK Fishing Boats
50x70 cm THE MAN ON THE STAIRS and 50x70 cm THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW
50x70 cm DENMARK - Farm house and 50x70 cm TIVOLI - Ferris wheel
50x70 cm BOTANICA Tulipa Gesneriana and 50x70 cm BULLETPROOF Untitled#32
50x70 cm SAKURA and 50x70 cm THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#16
50x70 cm EVENING DIP and 50x70 cm BAUHAUS - Thinking
50x70 cm 2CV Citroën and 50x70 cm VW BEETLE
50x70 cm AMAGER Helgoland and 50x70 cm AMAGER SNEGLEN
50x70 cm THE SWIMMER and 50x70 cm THE GIRL WITH THE BUTTERFLY
50x70 cm DENMARK Light House and 50x70 cm DENMARK Beach Huts
50x70 cm NEW YORK Chrysler and 50x70 cm KENYA GIRL
50x70 cm BALLOON DREAM and 50x70 cm SKIING
50x70 cm BOTANICA Celosia Cristata and 50x70 cm THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#16
50x70 cm WINING & DINING and 50x70 cm RACING BICYCLE
50x70 cm FRIENDS and 70x100 cm EVENING DIP
50x70 cm THE SWIMMER and 50x70 cm COPENHAGEN Queen Louise's Bridge
50x70 cm BOTANICA Strelitzia and 50x70 cm NORGE Atlantic Road
50x70 cm HAVÄNG and 50x70 cm COPENHAGEN Botanical Garden
50x70 cm THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#37 and 50x70 cm THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#30
50x70 cm BOTANICA Strelitzia Reginae and 50x70 cm THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#22
50x70 cm TRONDHEIM Portal of happiness and 50x70 cm NORGE Fisherman's cottage