How To Decorate The Walls With Wood And Metal Letters

Decorating with letters has become a trend lately and more and more people are showing interest in this matter. It’s a way of customizing a space without making it look and feel too personal. The wall letters can be initials or can form words that send messages. There are numerous different and interesting ways of using either wooden or metal letters and each one is unique and special in its own way.

Dinings room and kitchens

Displaying letters on the wallView in gallery

Displaying letters on the wall can be a good decorating strategy for areas such as the dining room. These spaces have to accommodate the entire family as well as guests so personalizing it too much is not a very good idea.

LOVE sign for dining roomView in gallery

In the dining room, a wall can be decorated with letters that light up and send a message. It’s usually best to keep things simple and neutral and to use general words such as “love”. “family” or messages such as “welcome” and other similar ones.{found on bryanthill}.

Larger metal letters for corner roomView in gallery

These large metal letters fill out the emptiness on the wall and makes this breakfast nook a lot more welcoming and cozy. The idea is very simple but the visual impact is a strong one, especially considering the size of the letters.{found on wettling}.

Floor to ceiling windows for dining areaView in gallery

Combine different fonts, colors and sizes if you want the wall letters to look quirky. You can also choose different methods of displaying them and use them all together.

Home letters on the kitchen wallView in gallery

Something as simple as the word “home” written on the wall can make a kitchen or dining room feel extra welcoming and cozy, creating a pleasant and familiar ambiance.{found on duetdesigngroup}.

Kids’ rooms

Teenager room with colorful beddingView in gallery

The kids’ bedroom is another space where you can successfully decorate with wall letters. For example, if two kids share the same room, you can have their initials displayed above the beds as a way to personalize an are of the room.

B and C letters above the bedsView in gallery

The letter initials displayed on the wall above each bed can be the element that ties everything together. Their color can coordinate with other elements in the room, maintaining cohesion.{found on trentleephotography}.

Colorful wooden letters for baby roomView in gallery

Wooden letters on the wall can also serve as an educational tool. Display colored letters in different fonts and sizes on one of the walls in the nursery or playroom and use them to teach kids the alphabet.{found on chebellainteriors}.

Alphabet Letters above the nursery bedView in gallery

It would be fun to coordinate some of the colors featured by the alphabet letters with other details in the room, even if they don’t have the same visual impact.{found on nessadeeart}.

Striped walls for nursery room and alphabed lettersView in gallery

Integrate the alphabet into the room’s décor by using colors that already exist on the wall or close-by. For example, the colors featured by the stripes on this wall were also used on the letters, forming a perfect match.

Changing table area for nursery with alphabet lettersView in gallery

Wall letters are a good way of decorating a kid’s room without making it seem like you’re pushing your own vision. They’re simple enough to leave plenty of room for customization.{found on sarahgreenman}.

Modern NOA nursery room with grey accentsView in gallery

You can use large wall letters with embedded lights in the nursery without overwhelming the room. In fact, they can actually be quite subtle. It’s a matter of finding the right balance.

Wooden and metalic Ben lettersView in gallery

Personalizing the kids’ rooms with their names using wooden or metal letters on the wall is a popular practice. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t add your own twist to this design idea.{found on mendetc}.

Adventure Word above the bunk bedsView in gallery

Another option is to use wall letters to establish a certain ambiance in the room or to emphasize a theme. This can be a starting point or a finishing touch, depending on how to plan the whole process.{found on magnoliahomes}.

Framed alphabet lettersView in gallery

The order and the way in which you display the letters on the wall is up to you and can be customized in an infinity of ways. For example, you can frame each letter and arrange them all in a pattern.{found on daniellesykes}.

Rock star room for a girlView in gallery

A teen’s bedroom can be easily personalized using wall letters. In this case, the letters would be used to send a different kind of messages and often to highlight a theme or to set a certain type of ambiance.{found on taylor-studio}.

Painted letters on the wall for kids roomView in gallery

Instead of using wood or metal letters, you can try using letter wall decals. You can display them in a random pattern or arrange them in words to send a message.


Home sweet home diff lettersView in gallery

Welcome guests with a friendly message which you can make visible using wood letters on the entrance hall. Similarly, this can also work in the living room.

Mirrored letters above the bedView in gallery

Create a pleasant ambiance in the master bedroom by using the same strategy. Here you can see that mirrored letters were used. This opens the door to a whole new range of possibilities regarding the materials from which the letters are made.{found on h3kdesign}.

Go green and make some fresh lettersView in gallery

Speaking of which, here’s a very interesting way of personalizing the wall letters by using tiny succulents. Basically, each letter is a planter, acting as a frame for the succulents.{found on webberstudio}.

letters as decorations is the home officeView in gallery

Another area where you can successfully use wall letters as decorations is the home office. In fact, in here they would serve a double role, also being able to represent you in a professional way.

Set a workspace and make it beautifulView in gallery

Similarly, one portion of a room can stand out from the rest. You can set up a workspace in the living room or bedroom or add a desk in the kids’ room and use large wall letters to differentiate it from the rest of the room.{found on pebble-design}.

XO above the bed in berdoomView in gallery

There’s no need for bold colors or unusual shapes when all you want is to add a small detail that makes the bedroom feel inviting, warm and relaxing. In fact, you can use wall letters that have a specific finish or texture for that.

Bahtroom decoration with lettersView in gallery

The versatility of wall letters also allows them to be used in bathrooms. When you think about it, there are very few ways in which you can personalize this space using decorations and this is a great option.

Wall Letters With LEDsView in gallery

Wall letters with LED lights can make a statement anywhere you place them. The main idea is to make them integrate into the décor and to also pick a style, size, color and message that suits the space.{found on echeloncustomhomes}.

Food letters on the corner of windowView in gallery

To better integrate the wall letters into a space’s décor, you can combine this method with others such as displaying letters on a mantel or a shelf.

DIY letter projects

Monogram chalk slateView in gallery

Now that you have a general idea about how letters can be used in interior décor, let’s take a look at a few DIY projects involving letters. A good starting point is the one we found on Maisondepax. It shows you how to make letter chalk slates. You need MDF letters and chalkboard spray paint.

Lace monogram letterView in gallery

For a vintage touch, decorate a wooden letter with doilies. The whole process is simple. Start by painting the letter. Let it dry and then add a mod podge layer. Lay the vintage doily on top of the letter and add a top coat of mod podge. {found on avery-anderson}

Flower m letter with ropeView in gallery

Another way of decorating a wooden letter involves using jute string and felt flowers. The first step should be painting the letter if you want to change its color or to simply give it a fresh look. Then wrap string around it, covering portions of the letter. Then decorate these portions with felt flowers. {found on meganbrookehandmadeblog}

Cutting Board Word Art andersonView in gallery

A lovely project you can use for the kitchen requires you to repurpose some old cutting boards. The main idea is simple. You attach letters to the cutting boards and then you display them on a wall. You can find more details and instructions for the project on Andersonandgrant.

Succulent letters to decorate withView in gallery

Remember those wall letters filled with succulents? Now you can find out how to make them. You have to build or buy the letter frames. After this, the whole process is very simple. You’ll be planting the succulents in moss which you have to soak with water to make the whole process easier. Find out more about this inspiring project on Houseandfig.