Decorating with Quotes and Phrases: 8 Top Tips

Prints of inspirational quotes and phrases are great for decorating bedrooms, entrance halls, living rooms, and can even look great in bathrooms and kitchens.
Decorating with Quotes and Phrases: 8 Top Tips

Last update: 28 January, 2021

Decorating interiors with quotes and phrases is a trend that’s becoming more and more popular in homes all around the world. You can use them to decorate adults’, teenagers’ and children’s bedrooms, entrance halls, living rooms… And they can even look great in bathrooms and kitchens!

You can find photos, vinyl decals and huge posters featuring famous quotes and phrases. They come in all different languages, fonts and colors, and you can even come up with your own phrases and get them custom-made just for you. In this article, we’ll give you 8 tips for decorating with quotes and phrases to help you give your home that personal touch.

Motivational phrases

If you want to decorate your walls with phrases, you’ve got to choose positive, cheerful and motivational quotes. The phrases you choose to decorate your home will reflect your personality and your outlook on the world.

You can find wall prints with phrases in all different languages

You can find phrases such as, “Never give up” Keep calm and carry on”, or “Do what you love, love what you do”.

Choosing phrases according to the room

We would recommend choosing phrases according to where you want to put your wall prints. Here we’ll show you a few examples of how you can choose quotes and phrases that relate to the room or space you want to decorate.

Kitchens and dining rooms

If you’re decorating a kitchen or dining room, it’s common to find phrases such as, “the secret ingredient is always love” or “This kitchen is seasoned with love”.


Bedrooms are really personal spaces. People often incorporate phrases related to sleep, dreams, and achieving personal goals.  You can find phrases such as, “Live, laugh, love, dream”, “if you can dream it, you can do it” and “Dream big”.

Living rooms

The living room is usually the place where you entertain friends and family. Decorating with some nice wall prints will help you create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. For example, you could choose things such as “Live, laugh, love” or “Home sweet home”, and many other phrases.

Decide how many pictures you want

While there is an infinite variety of wall prints in all different sizes, colors and frames, remember that you can also create your own. For example, you could combine 3 or 4 different prints (of equal or different sizes), each with a different word, to create a quote or phrase. You could place them horizontally, vertically, or any way you like.

Choose your favorite colors

The contrast of black writing on a white background combined with a black frame will look great on a white wall. You can also combine lots of different pictures, and play around with the different colors. This will give your home a modern touch. Remember, the frame will determine the overall look of your print, so it needs to complement the design. Take the time to choose the right one.

Create a wall display

Another great and original option is to combine wall prints featuring inspirational quotes and phrases with related photos and paintings. For example, if you choose a quote about love or happiness, you could combine it with brightly colored pictures or love hearts.

Create a display of phrases and photos.

The chalkboard trend

Chalkboards wall prints are back, and by all accounts, they’ll be around for a long time to come. They’re really good fun, as you can write whatever you want on them. You could even write a new phrase everyday to help motivate you and brighten your day.

A really practical option is to incorporate these chalkboard style decorations into your kitchen decor. You could even use them to note down a recipe or create a to-do list as you work.

Light-up quotes and phrases

One of the latest trends in decorating with quotes and phrases are light boxes. You can hang them on your walls or put them on shelves in your room, your children’s rooms, or the living room. Have a look into these amazing objects – you’ll probably have seen them in many window displays.

Custom-made phrases

If you’ve already spent hours trawling through stores and websites, and you still haven’t found the phrase you’re looking for, don’t worry! You can usually order them in most graphic design or arts stores. Many art or literature lovers want to decorate their homes with song lyrics, or quotes from a favorite author. By getting them custom-made, you can decorate your home with whatever quote or phrase you want.

The right words will fill your home with character and originality. They can make you think, or make you happy. Don’t miss out on this fantastic trend – fill your home with the power of words.

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