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Every home says something about the people who live there. Some homes are designed to be warm and welcoming gathering places, while others are retreats from the world, and yet others are designed as launching pads for the family’s multiple activities.
Evidence of a home’s function is found in the furnishings, the traffic flow, even the wall colors. But if you’d like a less subtle way of communicating, maybe it’s time to put some of your thoughts into words.
Word Art for Home
Incorporating word art into your home is a way to inspire those in your home and to communicate what matters to you. Say something positive in the bathroom to affirm the reflection in the mirror; a statement of “You’re beautiful!” provides an ego boost to an adolescent facing a world with a sometimes distorted ideal of beauty.
Scripture verses posted above the back door underscore core values as family members head out into the world. A favorite movie quote in the family room reminds occupants of good times shared together.
Commercially produced plaques are an easy addition. They come in all shapes and sizes, from small embroideries to inspirational posters, so they can be tucked in almost anywhere.
Of course, not every phrase is available, especially if the phrase is unique to your family. For a more personal take, create your own word art. Craft stores are full of ideas and products to help you put together something that is beautiful and meaningful. Making your own allows you to control the size and the color choice. And while it won’t be as “perfect” as something store-bought, it will be a genuine reflection of you.
If you want to make a bold statement that completely integrates your words into your decor, why not personalize a wall sticker, or add something special to an existing wall quote. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, they are easy to install right on the wall, and easy to remove if you want to change things up. If you’d rather not use them on the wall itself, frame them or install them on canvases. They work in any room to give great personality and meaning to your home.
Wall decals are especially good for creating a gallery feel. Once you’ve placed you decal, tie your inspiring words to the people and things that you value by mixing word art with family photos, kids’ drawings, or small art prints. With the right combination of elements, your wall will become a fabulous focal point.
While a picture paints a thousand words, the written word has its own special power. Make you home more than functional, more than comfortable, and even more than a reflection of who you are. Make it inspirational!
Author Bio: Alison Evans is a Home décor Enthusiast, and is writing this article on behalf of Wallart2u – a website and blog dedicated to Beautiful Wall art decoration.