The signs are everywhere!
They inspire great ideas and enlighten us with encouraging messages about life, love and personal style. Vintage signage helps us to identify with one another and develop insights about popular opinions. And when it comes to the use of signage in our homes, the expression of personal style begins to tell a decorative story about who we are and how we live.
The first chapter of your design story should start with finding ways to use original, antique-inspired signage and art from designers like French Velvet Horses to help make a decorative statement relating to your theme. Your theme will set guidelines enabling you to make better choices about what fits the message behind your decorative project, while adding spice and everything nice to the combination!
But most importantly, be sure to go with what you love. Decorating with signage needs to be more about what brings you joy and happiness. Satisfying the intrinsic need to be uplifted and encouraged should beat the heart of why we use decorative signs as part of our home décor.
Try to make signage as room- specific as possible, which means that it should fit the area’s spatial composition. This will add to design depth and detail, anchoring the character of your space. Using a sign in a room that doesn’t fit the character of the space can seem displaced or out of form, so be sure to place pieces correctly in order to maintain the look and feel of cohesive flow.
Adding personality details will create a heartfelt feeling of home. Selecting signs that express the right message will exude a positive mood and will create a warm atmosphere, thus lending to the right ideas behind the uses for your room.
If you would like for your bedroom to have more of a chic Parisian feel, consider hanging signs that convey a message about French couture and fashion next to your closet, on a dresser or above your bed.
Pillows with written messages on them also provide a great way to create mood and atmosphere in your room, while offering the same look that signage depicts.
The next chapter of your decorative love story needs to be about the message you are trying to send. Letting all who enter know this is where you and your family share and enjoy life together can be emphasized through signage.
Catchy quotes and sayings about love and life can make a family room feel homey and welcoming, while grabbing the heart of your guests! The details will help you create a more pronounced layering effect.
Would you prefer your sunroom, kitchen or dining room area to feel more like a garden party? Choose signs that make references to flowers, trees or cooking with herbs. This will add just the right amount of spice to your mix, while sharing details about what you enjoy most.
By surrounding yourself with signage that can stimulate and encourage imagination and conversation, you open your world up to a host of variety and flair. Moments of refresh can be found in the words of our favorite poets and writers.
Everyone loves the look and feel of character-rich signage. So whether your style is modern, vintage or somewhere in between, let the signs do the talking to help you achieve your decorative goals for writing the perfect style story!