Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Love letters

Mango wood, aluminium, distressed wood, vintage… in all materials and styles, letters around the house are fun and quirky, and increasingly popular.

Give your home some typographic flair. Dot letters around the home or use them individually to spell out a special word. Here are some ways that letters have adorned some stylish spaces.

Profound Magazine

Via Emma's Design Blog

I love the use of an oversized letter used to decorate a home office space. It makes the space really personal and it looks fun too!

Alexander Grablewski via Sweet Paul Magazine
This is a clever way to incorporate a word into your space. Simply create a bookend out of a few individual letters by glueing them together in whatever order you like with a glue gun.

Via Practically Modern

Penny Farthing Design House

I love the random placement of these letters in the two retro spaces above. The red in the top picture adds a pop of colour and a hint of fun to a potentially monotonous palette.  The choice of word is also one of the best. Just L.O.V.E. ly! (Ok, that was corny!)

Fresh Home

Wallpaper has made a serious comeback in recent times. Why not try a more non conventional print and opt for a fun letter design for a feature wall? This would be fun in a kid’s bedroom, but I also like it for big kids too!

The Shabby Nest for Houzz

This bedroom is so pretty. I love how they have used the mantel as a gorgeous rustic headboard, and I am also loving the gold painted letters that balance on the mantle ledge. A great way to personalise a bedroom and also to ascertain whose side is whose!

Via Pinterest
This letter B is a gorgeous and personal addition to this vintage room. What a lovely way to adorn the wall in a baby’s bedroom.

Via Art & Decoration

This room is modern and rustic at the same time, with a just hint of vintage. That rustic flair is largely thanks to the gorgeous mango wood and aluminium letters, which tie in beautifully with the rustic wooden panels on the chest and bookcase.

Rue Mag

What stands out the most in this minimalistic vintage dining room is the bold, black word EAT, spelled out with individual letters. A quirky way to add interest to a quirky space. I am loving the simplicity of this dining room too!

Elise Blaha
While hunting around for letter inspiration, I came across this fun DIY project. Using scrap wood, nails and string, blogger Elise Blaha created this charming decorative ampersand.  It has both modern and rustic charm and is simple to make. You will need:
  • 1-2 inch thick piece of wood (Elise's is 24x24" square)
  • lots of nails
  • string - any color you want
  • paper for creating a template

Penelope Tom

If you are looking for letters to buy, have a look at Penelope Tom, Not on the High Street or The Letteroom.
Grace Graffiti

Grace Graffiti also make rustic looking letters and sell them via their Etsy store. I like the look of a rustic letter against exposed brick for an industrial look. 

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Holly x


  1. Loving your Posts Holly, and Lauren the blog is gorgeous and crammed with divine things I want to own . Yum. I will keep coming back and looking at your updates.

  2. Hi BeeBee. Thanks for reading. We are pleased to hear you are finding inspiration in what inspires us!