I was recently looking for new–and let me be honest, inexpensive–ways to decorate and add a personal touch to my apartment. As a twenty-something with some serious financial goals (like paying off my student loans by the end of 2015) I simply can’t justify purchasing expensive furniture or artwork for my living space.

I wanted to do something relatively simple because although I wish I was a crafty and artistic person, the cold hard truth is that I am not. So I definitely needed something that anyone could do, that was budget-friendly, and preferably highlighted my memories and personality. Simple, right?

One of my goals for this year (from my 25 Before 25 Bucket List) was to take more pictures. Personally, I think I’ve been living up to that goal and I have loads of pictures in iPhoto and on Instagram to show for it. As fate would have it, I stumbled across Print Studio (formerly known as Printstagram) and I immediately fell in love! There is just something so aesthetically pleasing about a square photo, don’t you think?

After browsing the site, I knew the 20” by 30” Poster was exactly what I was looking for. The poster was simple and easy to design, very affordable, and the creative requirements were a bare minimum. Seriously right up my alley!

I loved that I could feature my favorite photos from Instagram, which are usually my favorite photos anyway (by the way–you can also use non-Instagram photos!) to create personalized art for my apartment.

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And it turned out beautifully!

I decided the perfect place for my poster was over our dining room table. It really brightens up the area and adds a special touch to a wall I previously had no idea what to do with.

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And the photo quality is amazing.

The poster was printed on Epson paper, which I use myself when printing photos for my scrapbooks so needless to say I support the overall quality of the product. In the case of the poster, you can choose to have it framed, and also have the choice between a white or black background.

I opted for white because our walls are a neutral sand color and I thought the white would pop against it meaning I wouldn’t need a frame this time (yay for being frugal). I’m so in love with the way it turned out.

I’m keen on the magnets and the calendar which are both fun and useful, and would make really awesome gifts!

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Shipping was super quick–only five days from when I ordered it–which I appreciate. My only regret is that I didn’t go for the bigger poster, and something I will definitely be keeping in mind for next time. I guess I need to take more pictures. 🙂


This post and giveaway is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by or affiliated with Print Studio. It’s simply a product I purchased, loved, and wanted to share!