Home arrangement tells a lot about its owner. Yes, it is obvious statement, but in case of homes where typography occurs, we should treat it very seriously…
A space that uses typographical elements shows a variety of contents in a direct way – from motivational maxims, through funny inscriptions, to singular letters or numbers. Designs printed on T-shirts are permamently popular not only among teenagers, as they show the real „self” of their owner. Now your opinions and likes can be also expressed in a literal way, although on your four walls.
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YOUR SPACE – YOUR MANIFEST
The best advantage of this trend is a possibility to personalise the whole space. The truth is that we are the only ones resposible for what decorations communicate – posters, wall stickers or a random coffee mug – and whether they generally communicate something. Signs can appear in every chosen place and on every surface. What do you think about a quote from your favourite movie or a collage of numbers and letter on a whole wall? The more we engage into a project, the closer to our hearts and the cosier the space we exist in every day will become. Creative and motivational maxims can break a severe office style as well as a simple, graphic symbol placed above a chest-of-drawers will revive a random piece of furniture. Nowadays many shops, which occupy modern design, offer unique posters, stickers and photo wallpapers which patterns are adjusted to a customer's requirement. Thus in practice, we have unlimited choice, in accordance with this it may be worth to try to match typographical elements to our houses?
NOT ONLY ON A WALL
To match typographical accents with the rest of a room, it is necessary to choose properly their size, shape and colour. This type of decoration will always draw attention, so before we decide to incorporate them into the arrangement, we should cosider parameters of letters and the way we will introduce them into the room. Typography can decorate not only walls. Signs appear on cutlery, mugs and porcelain tableware too. Sometimes they can be utilitarian – for
example a chest-of-drawers indicates where we can find particular patrs of the clothing (perfect option for the forgetful ones).
Typography works also as a decoration of pillows, thrown on a comfortable sofa in a modern living room. Such decoration may be a „do it yourself” by putting singular letters or whole texts on a pillowcase (with a help of prepared or bought before stencil). Scrabble inspiration looks equally interesting on pillows, as you can arrange them to create any word you want.
Typography trend persists and it looks like it is not going to end quickly. Decorations and furniture with a usage of texts, numerals and letters perfectly match severe monochromatic industrial interiors in the scandinavian style. Elements of typography can be successfully used in every element of decoration. What we only need is a little bit of fantasy to change items used on a daily basis into original decoration, which will express our personality.