How To: Write On Your Walls Without Regret

(placeholder)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Wall writing doesn’t have to be cheesy.

You can go the Barbara Kruger route and make a statement — political, humorous, or sentimental. Or you can revel in the beauty of typography, and use text almost as a pattern, as Alexander Girard did with his famous alphabet wallpaper pattern, or as Garnet Hill did with their (less famous) travel journal bedding.

Here are some photos of wall writing culled from around the web. These are here for inspiration, but you can make many of these ideas your own with vinyl letters, words, and text elements from Wallwords or Wonderful Graffiti.

(Above: letters float to the sky like smoke in an unidentified locale. Image: Pagoto.)

(placeholder)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(placeholder)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
Wonderful Graffiti website by a customer. Clearly not much in the way of actual language was needed to express how he felt by the time he’d climbed to the top of the steps in his house. In the grand tradition of 2×4’s
Chatter Pause wallpaper from Knoll.
(placeholder)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(placeholder)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(placeholder)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
a Swedish couple who used wall words to commemorate their first date.
(placeholder)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

If you get inspired to write on your own walls or furniture, send us a picture and we’ll post it here on AT:SF.

(Originally published on 06.26.06)

Loading...
Loading...