Mirror Letter Inspiration

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One of our favourite products in our range is our mirror letters, an easy and artistic way to create an eye catching focal point for any room and personalise however you want to. Mirror letters can add your own sweet, romantic, funny or stylish personal statement on any room.

Here are some of our favourite ways to use mirror letters around the house:

Above the Bed

Do you have a favourite side of the bed? Reserving your side by using mirror letters to spell out your names (or even ‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’!) above the bed is a cute way of putting a stamp on your territory!

Welcome Guests

Using your mirror letters to spell out ‘Welcome’ or ‘Hello’ in your hallway is a great way to greek visitors and give your home a warm and friendly feel.

Bedroom Doors

A minimal way to use your letters is to use initials on the bedroom doors in your house. This is a great idea for kids who want to have their personal space marked out as their own.

Be Unique

If you have an inside joke or phrase your family all use, or a favourite quote that will stay with you forever, why not spell it out as a intimate, personal touch to your living room?

As a Wedding Gift

Give your friends and family some mirror letters that spell “Mr & Mrs” to decorate their own home and celebrate their special day.

Use as a Christmas Decoration

Some of us love tonnes of tinsel and reds and greens, but for a more minimal, stylish Christmas, some seasonal mirror letters are perfect for a modern and contemporary home. You could spell out ‘Ho Ho Ho’, ‘Merry Xmas’, or even ‘Deck the Halls’!

On the Fridge

Fridge magnets are so cliché, try something a little different by spelling out “YUM” to make your fridge cheeky and quirky!

 

Decorative Housing Signs – Is it Contemporary Art or Something Else?

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Housing signs can come in all shapes and sizes. Just like window films are designed to fit anywhere, so do these signs. But are they designed for so much more than just telling you what’s in what room and what number house this is?

The answer is yes. Few people purchasing housing numbers and decorative signs for anything other than aesthetics. There’s a reason for this. The main one is many of them look good. They stand out and make each home look unique. It gives the property a personal touch.

And this is important in the UK. The UK is known for its terraced housing which looks almost the same. You don’t want to end up in this position. You want everyone to know which house is yours when they arrive into the street.

In many cases, wall signs are pieces of contemporary art. Take a look at our sunflower design (displayed on this page). It uses just a quarter of the sunflower as part of a panel design. It’s quite a common design, but it works. The bright colours stick out and leave a positive impression burned onto your brain.

If you want to make your house look fantastic, take a look at some of the other signs on our website.

Image: http://www.abodehousesigns.co.uk/house-signs/Decorative/92/200mm-x-200mm.aspx

 

If you’re a parent, it’s likely you’re very aware of the escapades of Lightning McQueen, Mater and their convoy of auto-buddies from Pixar’s Cars. This has restarted a huge trend for lots of little boys (and girls!) loving everything to do with racetracks, zooming engines and waving chequered flags.

If it’s time to give your kids’ bedroom a refresh, why not go for a racing theme?

Inspired by the racing car bedroom door sign available from our site, here are some hints and tips on how to transform your child’s bedroom into an awesome pit stop.

If You’re On a Budget:

Time to grab the paint. For colours, go for racing car red (Lightning McQueen’s colour!) and contrast with sky blue so that the room isn’t too loud. If you’ve got confidence in your brushwork, painting two crossed chequered flags above your child’s bed is a great way to spark and inspire their imagination.

Another great way to transform a child’s room on a budget it to get creative with your accessories. If your budget doesn’t cover a new carpet or floorboards, these popular ‘road rugs’ or playmats are perfect for playing with toy cars.

Buy some plain pine furniture and razz it up with a paint-over! Or even better, paint over the old furniture that’s already in the room. Turn a wardrobe into a petrol pump, or you could turn a chest of drawers into a mechanics themed giant toolbox.

If You’re Splashing Out:

If you’re redecorating on a bigger budget, the crowning glory of your Cars themed room HAS to be a racing car bed! Since children do eventually grow out of wanting to sleep in a car bed (believe it or not), looking through auction sites online will give you plenty of second hand options.

Try some upcycling and turn old car parts into functional furniture. A quick look on the internet will show you lamps made out of traffic cones, shelves made out of tires, and even book ends made out of old gears. It will take a little time, effort and skill but you will create something that is completely unique and timeless.

 

Don’t forget the finishing touch, our racing car bedroom sign!

 

Curb Appeal and Six-Inch Acrylic Numbers

Housing signs are a big deal. It’s the little things that matter in making your house stand out in your local area. Check out these six-inch acrylic numbers. They’re as easy to put up as window films. Simply stick them on the wall with the adhesive supplied.

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Curb appeal is the key to selling a property quickly. Sellers want to take advantage of the recent housing boom in the UK. Now they can with these cost-effective tools. Their edges are polished to make them gleam, and the acrylic keeps them looking fantastic for an extended period of time.

People are naturally drawn to the little details, when they’re inspecting a house. Even the slightest mistake can put them off. The small errors stay with them. Furthermore, what you have to remember is many buyers want a house which has already been decorated and made ready for them. For the person who doesn’t like home DIY, some housing numbers on the door will be a major boost.

When a potential buyer is making the final decision, it will be a victory for you based on inches not miles.

With this in mind, it’s also easier for them to find a house if the numbers are clearly posted on the door. Remember, these buyers are new people in an unknown neighbourhood. Show you care about them with these housing signs.

If you want to find out more about the latest products we have in stock, take a look at the rest of the website!

Image: http://www.abodehousesigns.co.uk/individual-signs/Door-Numbers/63/6-inch-Numbers.aspx

Deck The Halls! Christmas Ideas For Your Front Door

The Festive season will soon upon us, and decorations are already popping up from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. Before you put up the tree and hang the baubles, a nice early touch is to decorate your door in order to give your incoming influx of guests and well wishers a warm Christmas welcome. Here are some tips on how to make your house entrance shine with yuletide sparkle.

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Traditional – The Wreath

If you like to keep your Christmas classical, then hang a Christmas wreath on your door. There are lots of premade ones available from garden centres and home stores, but it’s easy to make your own with a ring of oasis and a few garden trimmings and pine cones. Making a wreath can be a fun craft activity for your children too – think spray glitter, ribbons and snow in a can.

Victorian – Lanterns

If you have hooks where you usually hang your Summer hanging baskets, replace them with some Victorian style Christmas lanterns where you can put in candles for a atmospheric look straight out of A Christmas Carol. You can also decorate your lanterns with sprigs of holly, bows and baubles for an extra seasonal touch.

Green Fingers – Fresh Flowers

If you have a flair for flower arranging, Christmas flower garlands are a classy edition to your front door. You can use the traditional holly, ivy and mistletoe to make a familiar red and green arrangement that will look great on your porchway. The bright, dramatic red of the Poinsettia has also become increasingly popular over the years, though it may be best to get fake ones as upkeep is difficult.

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Crafty – Yarn Wreath

If you’re knitting all your gifts this year, a yarn wreath is a great make for your home. The best thing about them is that upkeep is easy and it can be used for years to come! They are extremely easy to make (Styrofoam rings can be picked up from most garden centres) and endlessly customisable. Felt flowers and festive shapes like stars and angels finish the wreath off as a quirky decoration for your door.

Yarn Wreath

Kitsch – Fake snow and Stickers

It’s more fashionable to go for a pared down look these days, but some of us still want a over the top Christmas! If you want your doorway to look brash (in the best way), go for coloured lights (bonus points for flashing and music!), santa and snowflake stickers to go on your door’s glass panels and, of course, cans and cans of fake snow.

However you decide to decorate your door this year, don’t forget to hang the mistletoe!

Celebrity House Names – The House Behind the Name


Oprah Winfrey – The Promised Land

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s media empire means she is one of the biggest names in America, with her own magazine and TV channel. Her 23,000 square foot mansion in Montecito, California has the rather pompous name of ‘The Promised Land’. Oprah explained the title was inspired by civil rights activist Martin Luther King: “Dr. King said he would not get to the Promised Land but one day we might. And so that’s why I called it that… because I think it’s a fulfilment of the promise that Dr. King spoke of.” Oprah is particularly proud of her huge rose garden that has over 600 blooms.

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Michael Jackson – The Neverland Ranch

Michael Jackson’s famous home is named after the magical land in J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan where children never have to grow up. In its 90s heyday, the property contained a petting zoo and a funfair complete with a ferris wheel and a rollercoaster. After the death of Jackson in 2009, the ranch became neglected, but his children have recently invested in the property, including transforming the funfair into a meditative zen garden.

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Bill Gates – Xanadu 2.0

Bill Gates’s mega mansion, built on the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle, has been dubbed with the nickname ‘Xanadu 2.0’. This is a reference to the film Citizen Kane, about a media magnate who builds a grand mansion called Xanadu, a symbol of his wealth and, ultimately, his loneliness. Gates’s house cost $100 million to build and boasts a 2,500 square foot gym, a ‘trampoline room’, and a 20 seat theatre complete with its own popcorn machine.

Bill Gates Xanadu 2.0


Jennifer Aniston – Ohana

Jennifer Aniston’s $42 million Beverly Hills home is an entertainment pad like no other, including an outdoor living room, complete with fireplace, a caterers kitchen, televisions that are hidden in the floor and waterfalls and fountains that flow in and out of the house. ‘Ohana’ is Hawaiian for ‘Extended Family’, which perfectly suited Aniston’s single girl life. She moved out last year after finding love with Justin Theroux, but the house’s name remains.

Image Sources:

The Celeb Worth
Forbes