I love letters in decorating. They are so personal and unique. Not only do they add some personality to the room, they also add dimension and irreverence. A room with some kind of metal or wood letter, whether it be old or new, seems to say “Relax… take a load off.” It doesn’t take itself too seriously. I personally like vintage ones more than the new, but they are actually pretty difficult to find. However, there are a lot of reproduction letters out there that do a great job of giving the look of vintage, without all the hunting!
I’ve also seen some reproduction letters on both One Kings Lane and Etsy. Some Etsy stores will make any size, color or letter you want so you can do whole words as well as letters. And of course, if you really want vintage, you can just keep hunting!!
|My favorite way to use them is to add them to a bookshelf, with either the letter from a first name or family last name|
|Here letters were used in a kitchen (EAT being a popular word to spell out, for obvious reasons!)|
|Always so adorable in a kid’s room|
|Here is someone who did it as a collection of the same letter (love this!)|