Typography “How To”
So how do you incorporate type and wording into your home without being tacky? I’ve outlined a few guidelines below to help you get started.
Vintage typography works well with a lot of different decor styles. Pulling cues and motifs from history these pieces are sure to be a long-lasting addition to your space. Whether it be an industrial loft, a modern farmhouse, or an eclectic glam penthouse, Vintage Type decor will fit right in.
Looking to be more authentic? Check out your local flea markets and salvage yards for one of a kind finds. My personal home favorite is a salvaged print screen I inherited from my father. It adds so much character and uniqueness to my dining room, and it is a great conversation starter.
Typography prints can very quickly become overwhelming. Less is often best. While you could buy the entire line of wordy bath items, a single soap pump will stand out more and be less obnoxious. And if you aren’t into artwork with kitschy phrases, try a more simple print of a typewriter or typeset.
Keeping with simple, initials can be a great, low-key way to add some Typography to your decor. Coasters, simple wall hangings and fun pillows with personalizations add meaning and fun.
You may be wondering why I chose larger furnishings for my add sparingly section. The answer? To demonstrate that sparingly doesn’t have to mean small and unobtrusive. It just simply means sparingly. Go ahead and indulge in the printed bedding set, but don’t get the matching curtains and the phrase artwork to go with it. Add a couple of printed dining chairs, but mix them in with solid and textural choices. Go ahead and get that fun kitchen sign-just don’t get all of the kitchen signs, and bathroom signs, and family room signs… you get my drift.