Have you noticed the increase in wall design with words?
We’ve moved from the era of motivational pictures to walls of motivational verbiage. We think it’s great! There are so many media popping up in design magazines and online where you can incorporate words. You can purchase wordy decals, painted and printed canvases of words, even use the ever popular chalkboard walls to write your own inspirational words. We just love the idea of layering your walls with your own choice of expressions that inspire or set a mood for a particular room.
We jumped into the trend a while back. Our choice of medium was hand-made paper with words. Since we create our own paper by hand, we have complete control over the color and content (in this case the words) on the paper. You have to admit it’s pretty amazing to be able to incorporate your own hand written notes, drawings, or verses from your favorite book onto the very walls that surround you. Your options are limitless.
In the past we have done beautiful bedrooms with scripture about love and marriage (a favorite on Houzz.com), a Chinese influenced powder room, and a corporate bathroom in a science facility that incorporated the formulas they used every day. This year, a client and flying enthusiast commissioned us to create a handmade paper to include sketches of airplanes, text from Orville and Wilbur Wright’s biography, and hand written flight logs for his sons room. He wanted it to look old and very distressed. The end result was great. The client was thrilled because it personalized the room!
Take a look at the photos below to see the diverse projects we’ve created with our handmade paper.
Would you be up for a wall design with words? Leave us a comment to share your favorite wordy wall idea!
Janie Ellis, RID, ASID-IP, CF,