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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.

Vissevasse Vespa VW Beetle posterVESPA and VW BEETLE

1.

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.

Vissevasse Bergen bryggen Bergen Ulrikssen cable cars posterBERGEN - Bryggen and BERGEN - Ulriksen cable cars

2.

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.

Vissevasse Aarhus aros Aarhus city hall posterAARHUS - Aros and AARHUS - City hall

3.

Opposites attract

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.

Vissevasse Vee Speers The Birthday Party poster

 THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#3 and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#11

4.

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. 

Vissevasse London Berlin poster LONDON - Eye and BERLIN - TV-Tower

5.

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.

Vissevasse Denmark mill Denmark farm house posterDENMARK - Mill and DENMARK - Farm house

6.

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.  

Vissevasse Denmark little belt bridge Denmark great belt posterbridgeDENMARK - Little belt bridge and 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!


2 CV CITROÊN and TULIPS amber

PANSY mint and THE LANTERNS

BOTANICA Anthurium Andraeanum & THIRTEEN #6


GERANIUM amber and MONK CRESS purple

PANSY forrest green and FAIRYLAND


BOTANICA Craspedia & THIRTEEN Untitled#2


POPPY noir and CELOSIA CRISTATA

THE SWIMMER and READY, STEADY, GO

BOTANICA Eustoma Grandiflorum  & THIRTEEN Untitled#13


Vissevasse Limfjordsbroen Aalborg Tower posterAALBRG - Limfjordsbroen and AALBRG - Tower

THIRTEEN untitled#6 and BAY


VW CAMPER and SKIING

VESPA and MISTY MORNING 01


ICE CREAM LADY and GOOD LUCK


CONSTRUCTION 01 and CONSRUCTION 02

BULLETPROOF Untitled#32 & BOTANICA Paeonia

TULIPS amber and MISTY MORNING 01

SAKURA and CONSTRUCTION 02

 

Vissevasse Denmark Masts Denmark Bath Houses posterDENMARK - Masts and DENMARK - Bath houses 

BOTANICA Pennisetum & THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Untitled#37

  Vissevasse Denmark Camping Denmark Fishing Boats posterDENMARK Camping and DENMARK Fishing Boats 

 

Vissevasse The man on the stairs The girl in the window posterTHE MAN ON THE STAIRS and THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW

 

Vissevasse Denmark Farm House Tivoli - ferris wheel posterDENMARK - Farm house and TIVOLI - Ferris wheel

 

BOTANICA Tulipa Gesneriana & BULLETPROOF Untitled#32

Vissevasse Sakura Vee Speers poster

SAKURA and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#16

  Vissevasse poster bauhaus EVENING DIP and BAUHAUS - Thinking

 Vissevasse 2CV Citroën VW Beetle poster 2CV Citroën and VW BEETLE


Vissevasse Helgoland Sneglen poster AMAGER Helgoland and AMAGER SNEGLEN 

Vissevasse The Swimmer The girl with the butterfly posterTHE SWIMMER and THE GIRL WITH THE BUTTERFLY

Vissevasse Denmark Light House Denmark Beach Huts posterDENMARK Light House and DENMARK Beach Huts

 

Vissevasse New York Crysler Kenya Girl posterNEW YORK Chrysler and KENYA GIRL

Vissevasse Balloon Dream Skiing posterBALLOON DREAM and SKIING

BOTANICA Celosia Cristata and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#16


Vissevasse Wining and dining Racing bicycle poster WINING & DINING and RACING BICYCLE 

Vissevasse Evening Dip Friedns posterFRIENDS and EVENING DIP

Vissevasse The Swimmer Queen Louise's Bridge posterTHE SWIMMER and COPENHAGEN Queen Louise's Bridge

BOTANICA Strelitzia and NORGE Atlantic Road

Vissevasse Haväng Copenhagen botanical garden poster
HAVÄNG and COPENHAGEN Botanical Garden 

 Vissevasse Vee Speers The Birthday PartyTHE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#37 and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#30

BOTANICA Strelitzia Reginae and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY untitled#22

Vissevasse Norge posterTRONDHEIM Portal of happiness and NORGE Fisherman's cottage