The pop art movement emerged in Britain and the USA in the 1950s, and by the 1960s was at the height of its cultural influence. When most of us think of pop art, it’s Andy Warhol and his Marilyn Monroe and soup can prints that come to mind, but there was much more to this artistic movement. Characterised by bold, bright colours, the use of images from popular culture and advertising, and materials such as plastics and acrylics, pop art has an irreverent style all its own that makes it perfect for jazzing up your home.
Make a grand pop art statement in your home by adding a large print to your wall – it will infuse the room will both colour and a bit of drama.
With the addition of strong, bright colours, and those images so indicative of the pop art style, an otherwise uninteresting space has been completely transformed.
It really needn’t take much to imbue a space with the essence of pop art. An accent piece like these eye-catching pop art chairs shows just how easy it can be to add elements of this design style to your home.
If you’re feeling brave enough, why take a more comprehensive approach to the pop art design style? Pick a room in your home and give it a full pop art theme.
Pop art can be chic and stylish as well as fun and frivolous. This interior has a cool retro feel to it, using just enough of those pop art elements to really make it standout.
Not a fan of interiors decorated in bright colours? Then try an edgier approach, much like the room above.
Play around with the pop art look by mixing and matching your interior design styles. In the example above, the French-style decor has been given a cool pop art twist.
And don’t be afraid to have fun with it. Take an interior that is otherwise sedate in its design and jazz it up with a great big pop art poster.
Or turn the pop art style on its head like this monochrome pop art wall mural, which gives the space more of a contemporary feel.
Of course, you don’t have to turn all of a space over to pop art decor. The smallest pop art-inspired item can make the biggest of differences.
Starting with a neutral colour palette and then adding a few pop art details will create a truly striking contrast in any space.
Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus might not be popular culture, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull it off in your home as an interesting piece of pop art.