Monday, October 3, 2011

Words of Inspiration....

Sometimes we all need a few words of inspiration... I have a guest post today that should give us ideas on how to do just that....

Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Lighting started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products.

Decorating with words is a lovely design trend that inspires and charms.  Whether words are printed and framed, stenciled on a wall, written on chalkboard or etched on a mirror, they create a powerful design statement that inspires. Decorating with words of inspiration turns this trend into a soulful as well as eye pleasing décor.

Decorating with Words
                                                 ~ Via ~  My Beautiful Mess

Painting a wall with chalkboard paint or hanging a chalkboard provides the perfect space to decorate with words of inspiration. Bonus is that you can change them daily or as often as the mood strikes.

Decorating with Words
                                                               ~Via~ Pinterest

Love these book pages used as wallpaper.  Put inspirational words or quotes at eye level so you can read as you pass by them.

Decorating with Words
                                                            ~Via~ Staci Edwards

These inspirational words on canvas are a simple DIY project you can do in an afternoon. Customize the words and colors to fit your décor. Love the white on white.

Decorating with Words
                                                  ~Via~ Before Meets After

Inspiring words on the wall become artwork. Look for customizable vinyl letters and quotes on Etsy and other online resources.

Decorating with Words
                                             ~Via~  Lyla and Blu

An entire wall filled with a favorite quote, or love poem in the master bedroom, is more of a bold design statement than a framed printable.  In the glow from this perfect little light fixture, the script becomes like wallpaper in this white bedroom.

Decorating with Words
                                                                ~Via~  Gus and Lula

Inspirational words can be turned into colorful and charming art that can be framed or propped up in a room to inspire the soul and catch the eye.

Decorating with Words
                                                       ~Via~ Pinterest

A small printable or hand painted plaque on a desk or a shelf can inspire us with a favorite quote.  Framed or on an easel, small can still be inspirational.

Decorating with Words
                                                                ~Via~ Content in a Cottage

For a writer or book lover, this subway style wall of names pays homage to the greats. Love the bold black and white graphic style, including the shiny black pendant light, in this cottage room.

For more home decorating and light fixture ideas head over to Arcadian Lighting to get inspired!! Images: ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 )


  1. Mimi,

    These are lovely and inspiring words...
    great post.
    We all need to read words of wisdom when life gets tough.

    Thank you,

  2. Fun decorating ideas! thanks for sharing :)

  3. I love the music that was playing when I found this site...(1/26/2012). What is it?

    1. Playlist is @ the bottom of the page....thanks for stopping by!