In today’s homes, rooms have to be as multi-functional as ever, serving as living space, communal space, workspace and study areas.
Whatever you try to do, there are always going to be distractions. There is one thing that can help transform a room into a better study area while adding an air of artful decor to the space, and that is by displaying some vintage school wall art.
Rather than your walls being exclusively focused on memorabilia and photos of sentimental value, with the occasional mood-enhancing gorgeous picturesque print, there are colourful and detailed wall decor items that serve for educational purposes while providing an element of art and various colours that can transform the feel of any room or just one area of a room.
Those are Vintage Educational Posters.
The Different Types of Vintage Wall Charts
Cast your mind back to your school days and think about what lined the walls, not the corridors or the main reception which were mainly student drawings, but the educational posters in the science class, the math class and in geography.
Every school had a huge range of educational posters, yet while they may not be prominent now, there is an aftermarket for them. Search online for “Vintage School Wall Art”, and you will find posters galore.
5 Educational Wall Art Pieces to Frame and Display within a Study Area
1. World Map
Everyone could benefit from knowing where things are. In today’s society, we are more used to asking Alexa where a specific place is, what continent a country is in, or if a country is a Continent. It’s easy to get answers to questions, but, only a graphical representation on a world map can help us understand the geographical locations, easily identify sister countries and visually see that Africa is, in fact, a Continent made up of 54 countries.
Science education posters can make excellent wall art deco for a child’s room who is fascinated by science and engineering. While you can get educational posters on the broader science, you can also find a range of technical prints for various devices that when mounted and framed, make for a tremendous art piece. You could have anything from a drawing of engines among a collection of steam train drawings, right through to a mariner’s compass or even a printout of a Patented Dumbbell. Everything can be art to someone.
Modern art is much more visual due to the use of computer-generated imagery. Vintage zoological art can be much more minimal in appearance yet when viewed up close, much more detailed. A lot of the vintage animal drawings are hand-sketched, have softer colour tones, and when viewed, you can’t help but have an appreciation for each minor detail the artist took the time to include, such as the details on the wings of butterflies or the various shades on the feathers of a bird.
Floral art is no stranger to home decor. It has likely been used for as long as print has been around because before that, plants have had their space in people’s homes. For the younger generation interested in gardening, framed plant posters could be used to show different plants such as a herbs poster, or a wall chart displaying various vegetables.
5. Colour Wheels
For students interested in art or even psychology, a framed print of a colour wheel could be just the thing they would love to see in their room, or above their desk where they study. Colour wheel art is bright given the broad spectrum of colours it includes and the various shades; however, that’s easily toned down to be more neutral by framing it inside a dark frame with an oversized white or beige picture mount.
For some wall art that could be inspirational and educational, consider the types of educational wall charts, and vintage school posters that could be printed and framed to display in a study area in your home.