If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s a barren wall.
So much in fact, that I’ve gone to the extreme of covering literally every inch of free wall space in my bedroom, which I’m pretty sure an interior designer wouldn’t recommend.
Anyway, my friend Ashley got the idea from her friend Ali to start a collage of “As” on her wall and while I’m no design expert, I’d say it’s a really nice and easy way to add some visual interest in your room.
Basically, the possibilities are endless: you can do either the first letter of your name or your initials, cover an entire wall or just a portion or incorporate photos/artwork in the collage.
My friend opted to go the fun route, mixing letters of all different sizes, fonts, colors, patterns and textures (see right). But if you were looking to make it a tad more chic, you could stick to a certain color scheme. I imagine black and white or silver and gold could look really snazzy.
Whichever way you choose to do it, you’ll probably want to start out with four letters then continue to build. Most craft stores like Michael’s have a variety of wooden letters that you can buy and design however you please—paint, bedazzle or cover in fabric.
You can also find letter décor online and at a surprising numbers of stores. For example…
Anthropologie ($14.00, $18.00)
BoConcept (top: $16.00, bottom: $19.00)
Urban Outfitters (top: $12.00, $10.00; bottom: $10.00, $8.00)