Stop exhausting your eyes with boring wall art! Though I can’t speak for the majority, I have vowed to never fill the empty spaces of my house with pictures from my family vacations and weekend getaways. Black and white picture frames are just so… bleh. Maybe you associate yourself with that small population of decor visionaries who enjoy exploring new design ideas for the home, but if you don’t, that’s okay too, because by the end of this post … you will be!
So what do I have up my sleeve today? Typography wall art! Interesting, right? Decoist previously covered a handful of DIY wall art ideas, which ranged from texturized fabric projects to up-cycled green projects, and our readers loved them so much that we thought we’d fuel the craze all the more.
Distinct Typography Art and Murals Around the House
No need to search high and low to find what is missing in your home. Typography artwork can revive a dead space and give new meaning to simple characters in real life. Words and letters mean so much more than what they are credited. Instead of just being a tool of expression, the Roman alphabet – periods, commas, and everything in between – are symbolic in their own artistic realm, demonstrating beauty with minimal lines and curves.
The wrap-around text above is something you don’t see everyday. It adds a modern twist to a home that’s clearly a country-styled home.
Crown Point Cabinetry
Decked Out Spaces
Typography For Freshly-Painted Nurseries
Don’t know how to accessorize that newly installed nursery room? Well, how about some DIY name plates for your little bundle of joy? If I can outline some scrap plywood rummaged out of Home Depot’s recycle box, then I’m sure you can trace your creativity in the right direction. For some typeface inspiration, take a look below!
Dettaglio Interior Design
Echelon Custom Home
EM Design Interiors
If you have some leftover fabric trimmings from your quilting days, then why not use them to wrap block letters for your kids?
More Than Just A Name
When you’re freshly out of ideas, hopefully “Carpe Diem” will come to mind, but if it doesn’t, there are plenty of inspirational quotes to learn from. Dr. Suess has always been my virtuous guide. What about you… Whose words of wisdom would you plaster across your walls?
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Arial, Bold, and Size 1000
Different fonts give off different attitudes, that’s a no-brainer. Chunky block letters are a must-have in industrial lofts, while script typefaces work well in Upper East Side townhouses.
Neshilihan Peckan Pebble Design
The way you spell out your interior decor alludes to your inner psyche, something that is usually expressed through art and music but not typefaces. This is why experimenting with this particular feature can boast handsome results that are not commonly found. Take the music room above, for example. The cityscape mural is a nice touch, but it is the pink “Rockin The City” caption that shines through with charisma, don’t you think?
Keep the words simple and the color plain, and you will have what I like to call ‘Pristinism’. Okay, so I just made that up, but you get the gist. When you are choosing what color to paint the letters, and if you are ever struck with indecision, think of the kind of vibe you want to radiate indoors.
Village Architects AIA Inc
Now that you’ve seen how designers are using typography in their creations, what are ways you have incorporated this design aspect in your home? Be sure to share you favorite ideas and/or quotes below!