Do you have a plain old wall in need of a decor boost? Frame and display a collection of vintage posters to add instant mid-century style.
Here’s a selection of retro travel, movie and kitty posters to consider. Click the links to see more.
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Vintage Travel Posters
The fonts, colors and scenes of vintage travel posters can add all the mid-century feels to your home. Pick a few to commemorate your favorite trips or dream about locales you’d like to visit someday.
Within the travel category, I have a soft spot for National Park posters. And you might be able to find vintage posters for your city or region, like this Seattle poster or the Portland options below.
I also have a collection of vintage Disney posters all over the house. These are sometimes available in the parks, and you can always find versions of them online, too.
Classic Movie Posters
I know we’ve all seen this Rebel Without a Cause movie poster a million times, but it’s iconic. Level 10 angst happening here.
You can’t go wrong with one of these classics.
Who doesn’t love Audrey? Plus you can find lots of stylish Alfred Hitchcock posters with a mid-century look.
Lucille Ball Posters
Lucy gets her own category. I have a whole Lucy-themed craft room in my house and can’t get enough Lucy posters.
You could build your collection around the beloved I Love Lucy show, or some of her movies like The Long, Long Trailer.
There are also a lot of glamorous photos of the beautiful Lucille Ball. I love this side of her.
Cool Cat Posters
Every room needs cats, and posters are a great way to add them to your decor. Here are some fun options whether you prefer more mid-century, modern or vintage kitties.
You might also like my roundup of mid-century modern cat art being made by artists today.
Poster frames can be hard to track down in the right size or with a modern look.
I often pick this one by Craig Frames that comes in a variety of sizes and finishes, including a modern walnut. Click the dropdown menu in the listing to customize the size.
Displaying Vintage Posters
It’s quick and easy to give any room a little update with vintage posters.
And another idea? If you have the original blueprints for your home, put them on display.