Diy Domicile Staging Tips

In case you lot've been living nether a rock for the past few years , I'll explicate that signs as well as lettering are kind of a big bargain inward abode decor correct right away.

You know a decorating craze has reached its zenith when you lot can purchase it by the bagful at the dollar shop.

I'thousand all for beautiful calligraphy. I appreciate the finer points of typography.

Many years ago , every bit a young mag editor , part of my chore was "spec-ing type." That agency I had to score upwardly typed manuscripts so the printer would know what mode in addition to size type to set up them.

It wasn't virtually as much fun equally all we tin can make on our computers forthwith.    

Today signage is everywhere in homes , proclaiming the dearest we have for our families , the strength of our religion , the quotes nosotros discover uplifting or amusing.

Witness the avalanche of "Keep Calm and ..." signs. Enough already! It's clear that signs in addition to whatever fine art with typography or handwriting are appealing. When used for home staging art , it tin add drama together with more or less quirkiness , merely at that place are limits to its practicality.

Let'second await at the plus side of the ledger get-go. Here are about of the benefits of using signs for décor: 
  • They can fix a mood amongst a message.
  • They can live inexpensive.
  • They are easy to hack (except for the fine fine art of existent , hand penned calligraphy).
  • They can add a bear on of lightheartedness.
  • Foreign languages look sophisticated when used every bit fine art.
  • Handwriting can wait funky-fun-decorative.  

I loved this icon the second I saw it on Centsational Girl's weblog. 
It feels then personal , nostalgic in addition to graphic inwards all its overblown glory.
You tin can't go wrong with a vintage go poster. This one is from Lakehouse Outfitters.

The pitfalls of using lettered art 

There is something compelling nearly the written word. People stop in addition to read words. For this reason , I never encourage people to charge upward amongst anything that people desire to terminate in addition to read.

If y'all experience compelled to announce your philosophy of life to the Earth , may I propose that you write it inward Castilian , French or Chinese or some other language that speaks to yous. "Carpe Diem" looks so much more than sophisticated than "Seize the Day." And how well-nigh , "Dérouler le tapis rouge ," for "Roll out the scarlet carpeting."

Keep it short.

Get your message across to your potential buyer past decorating inward a mode anyone could dearest , and leave the lettering for your next habitation when this 1 sells.

Top photo: Apartment Therapy