Learning How to Use Lettering as Decoration

April 7, 2020
Lettering is about creating art with words. It's a very easy trend to follow and in this article, you'll learn how to do it.

The best way to personalize your decor is with the new DIY trend of lettering. In this article, let’s talk about this new decoration trend. It’s very easy to learn and will give beautiful results.

What is lettering?

Lettering is about drawing letters. This art has existed since writing began, but it’s experiencing a revival. You’ve probably seen it on billboards or posters.

Often, people confuse lettering with other concepts, such as calligraphy, and typography, but these are not the same. For example,

  • Calligraphy is the actual writing.
  • Typography is about the letter’s design.
  • Lettering is about the art of drawing these letters.
Lettering on a mug.

Characteristics of lettering

This technique is characterized by being printed or painted on paper, using materials such as brushes, chalks, markers, or pens.

One of the best things about using lettering for decoration is that is limitless. You don’t need to have good handwriting, you just need to draw the letters.

As previously stated, it’s mostly used on paper, mainly journals, because it’s so creative, original and appealing. Using it for decoration is something else entirely.

Use lettering for decoration beyond paper

Beyond paper? What does this mean? This means to showcase your abilities not just on paper. You can do this at home, or any other place, like an office or a bar.

A person drawing letters.

Decorative pictures

If you like to surround yourself with motivational quotes, to start your day with energy and on the right track, this is a great way to decorate your home. It’s cheap, too.

You only need a sheet or canvas, then you just need to frame it and hang it on the wall. If you wish, you can change the quotes. You also can use boards, clotheslines, or blackboards to display your creativity.

This is a very inexpensive and simple way to use lettering for decoration at home.

Decoration with vinyl letters

Decorative pieces of vinyl are very trendy right now. You can create many shapes with vinyl. Why not use both? Create a decorative vinyl for your wall.

Lettering on a lampshade.

Lettering for your lampshades

Although this may sound odd, using it on your lampshades will give them a new life. Combine a bedside lamp with a white lampshade and a black permanent marker, so it doesn’t fade.

This is a very original and creative style to decorate your home. Every morning you can start your day with a positive quote.