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Decorating with Wooden Letters

If you’re looking around the room and you feel like there’s one special touch missing, why not personalize your space with a wooden letter? Large letters can be combined on a wall or shelf to spell out a word, or they can serve as monograms that help you put your own unique stamp on your interior. Nowadays there are many designs and styles to choose from, so keep reading for ideas and tips on decorating with wooden letters. [from The Land of Nod]

Creative paint dipped letters from The Land of Nod Decorating with Wooden Letters
Creative paint-dipped letters from The Land of Nod

Industrial Flair

Many wooden letters feature details that create an industrial look. For example, the letters below have a distressed feel that combines modern flair with eclectic painting. The effect: an eye-catching wall art statement. [from Magnolia]

Wooden letters create a modern rustic touch
Wooden letters create a modern rustic touch

This grouping of artwork and letters creates an intentionally mismatched look that channels both rustic and industrial style. [from Charm Home]

Modern bedroom with wooden letters
Modern bedroom with wooden letters

There are many places to shop for wooden letters, such as Restoration Home Baby & Child. The Vintage Industrial Letters in the next image feature metal trim that’s held in place by exposed nailheads. In case you doubted for one second that they were industrial at heart!

Metal trim letters from Restoration Hardware
Metal trim letters from Restoration Hardware

Here are the same letters, this time in a modern nursery with a masculine feel… [photo by R. Brad Knipstein Photography for Niche Interiors]

Modern nursery with metal-trimmed letters
Modern nursery with metal-trimmed letters

These Wooden Block Letters from RH Baby & Child are inspired by typesetting blocks. The result: a vintage look that works well in classic and industrial spaces alike:

Wooden letters from RH Baby & Child
Wooden letters from RH Baby & Child

If spelling out names is a popular way to use wooden letters in kids’ rooms, spelling out words is a popular way to showcase them in spaces such as the kitchen. Below we see rustic-modern letters that remind us exactly why we bother maintaining a kitchen in the first place! [from SoCal Property Portraits]

Wooden letters in a modern bistro kitchen
Wooden letters in a modern bistro kitchen

Etsy is another wonderful source for wooden letters, and the small custom letter below comes from Etsy shop Summer Design Shop. In addition to this foot-tall letter option, Summer Design Shop offers a larger 20″ size. Request any letter of the alphabet and receive a beautifully crafted finished product made from reclaimed wood.

Custom wooden letter from Etsy shop Summer Design Shop
Custom wooden letter from Etsy shop Summer Design Shop

The chest of drawers in the next image is made by Luke Ellis of Kent and London. In fact, this piece inspired by vintage printing blocks just might inspire YOU to add wooden letters to the furnishing of your choice, DIY-style! You can find purchasing information here[via Houzz]

Wooden letters on a handmade chest
Wooden letters on a handmade chest

Top Trends

So many new design trends, so little time! Today’s wide array of wooden letter options reflects the latest trends, and these Wood Shop Letters from The Land of Nod are no exception. For starters, they’re paint-dipped in colorful hues. And their wood-burned designs create a hand-drawn look (another top trend)! See more of these letters designed by Ampersand Design Studio at the top of the post.

Wood-burned letters from The Land of Nod
Wood-burned letters from The Land of Nod

Carved acacia wood is accented with pastel and white paint for these Woodshop Monogram Letters from Anthropologie. Their modern form and painted surfaces create a geo look that’s right in line with the current celebration of all things geometric!

Monogram letters from Anthropologie
Monogram letters from Anthropologie

Paint-dipped style is alive and well… These Gold-Dipped Baby Name Letters from Etsy shop Cucumber Apple Studio are hand-cut from MDF, hand painted, and given a gold-dipped finish. Each letter is sold individually, so you can spell out your little one’s monogram or full name:

Paint-dipped wooden letters from Etsy shop Cucumber Apple Studio
Paint-dipped wooden letters from Etsy shop Cucumber Apple Studio

Why are we so fascinated by rocks and minerals? Perhaps their natural beauty is irresistible! These Ice Crackle Monograms from Anthropologie are actually crafted from mango wood and resin. While the resin clearly isn’t crystal, it has a crystalline look from a distance.

Wood and resin letters from Anthropologie
Wood and resin letters from Anthropologie

Succulents! They’re all the rage. So why not merge them with wooden letters and create a vertical garden with a message?! [from Imperial Kitchen & Bath]

Wooden letters filled with succulents
Wooden letters filled with succulents

Classic Style

We end today’s post with a collection of wooden letters that exude classic style. These gold-hued letters from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child are a combination of classic and glam:

Gilded wooden letters from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
Gilded wooden letters from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

Put a bold spin on a traditional font by painting your letters a vivid color! There’s no doubt about the purpose of the room below. Yes, they’ve spelled it out for us. [from Lisa Wolfe Design, Ltd.]

Vibrant letters in a family playroom
Vibrant letters in a family playroom

Etsy shop From a Little Dust offers painted and distressed custom wooden letters. You choose the color!

Custom wooden letter from Etsy shop From a Little Dust
Custom wooden letter from Etsy shop From a Little Dust

Last but not least, these Wood Beaded Letters from RH Baby & Child combine earthy wooden charm with fluid forms. Antique grey wood beads are the materials of choice:

Wooden beaded letters from RH Baby & Child
Wooden beaded letters from RH Baby & Child

When it comes to wooden letters, do you prefer an industrial look, a trendy feel, or classic charm? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…

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