Just My Type: 10 Ways to Incorporate Text Into Your Home Decor
It’s said that a picture is worth a 1000 words, but sometimes a great quote used in a visual way can hit the spot. Used in a well-designed space, a textual phrase can add depth and uniformity to a living or working environment, especially if the phrase acts as a motto or mantra. It can also help with the branding of a retail space. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite ways to use text within a space.
- Banner. If you don’t want to commit to something more permanent, try a simple wall hanging to express a short phrase. A terse statement = mucho impact.
- Ceiling. The text on this ceiling of this space is a great surprise for a place that’s often neglected. The viewer’s eye is directed upwards and can emphasize the size of the room.
- Wall. If you want to express a full phrase or mission statement, try a black vinyl quote on a white wall.
- Signage. For clear wayfinding, use large graphic numbers in between floors.
- Window treatment. For a sweet expression, DIY a short statement on a window treatment. It’s a fun surprise when you roll the shade down.
- Stairwell. A typographer would have a great time designing an expressive wall along a stairwell in various typefaces. It’s fun, graphic, and fresh!
- Bedroom. Add text into a bedroom ceiling with a meaningful quote or try adding in the dates of your anniversary.
- Throw pillows. Throw pillows with text are a great way to mix it up during the year. It’s non-committal and can be changed with the seasons.
- Song. Add lyrics to a banner and hang it onto a wall. Change it up from time to time.
- Marquee. Add various quotes with your own marquee system. It’s a great art statement.
What do you think of adding text into a room? Are you for it?