Use your words ... to decorate

I love to think about house stuff - decorating, home improvement, you name it - and one trend I’ve been noticing lately are words or phrases intended as decor.

I read blogs highlighting these topics and frequently notice posts that show using letters, words and phrases on walls.

I've yet to commit to decorating with words in my home, but Pam Hulten, whom I know through the United Way of Champaign County, said she loves the phrases on her walls. She used wall rubs stickers, and you can see photos below. She said she's hoping to add more. Here's what she had to say about them:

"I bought them a couple of months ago at Hobby Lobby when they were running them 50 percent off. ... It takes maybe 30 minutes to put them up largely due to making sure they are level and straight.  I used a level and pencil to pre-mark lines on our wall to ensure I had a grid to work with.  If the letter/words are lengthy, you will have several strips of them to put up one at a time.  

"Once you have your grid to look at you peel one backing off and place that directly on the wall then you use enclosed plastic scraper to begin doing your rubbing. You can't rub too hard as when you begin to peel back the rest of the paper; the letters must stick to the wall from your rubbing.  Peel slowly and you can tell if you didn't push hard enough. It was easy to rectify to ensure perfection! ...

"The other items we have been using to decorate with is the new peel-and-remove wall stickers, ... like window clings for walls. They are just as amazing, for kids' rooms, especially.  The big difference  is that you can really see that fact that they are stickers on walls versus the kind you have to rub/scrape on, as they have no lines at all.  We put up the wall stickers in our son's toy room that is themed Dr. Suess and he also has wall stickers in his room themed with Thomas the Train."

What about you? Do you decorate with words or letters? Have you tried using wall rubs or stickers? How did they work for you?

Photos submitted from Pam Hulten


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