The typography phase is huge in fashion right now, and has been big in interiors for some time. Using text on all kinds of home accessories has been popular for a few years, and both high street and online retailers have a huge selection of interiors in this style. But what if you want something specific? What if you need a personalised sign, and want to create something unique? Well I’ve been taking a look at a company called Signomatic who do a great range of signs, easily personalised, and made bespoke just for you. Let me show you what I’ve created for my home office.
How to Create Bespoke Signs for your Home with Signomatic:
Ever since I decorated the office a few years ago, at the end of the big loft conversion, it’s been a great space in which to work. However, it does also contain a desk for my husband too, and in the last 6 months has become the biggest dumping ground ever. I actually don’t go in there to work or write any more, it’s so uninspiring, so something needed to be done.
I have a lovely Blok noticeboard, over a cute desk with a views out over the garden and after some decluttering and a serious tidy, I could see the space again. Mixing up the decor and adding a few plants, and the new sign from Signomatic made it feel a little more welcoming, and I’m actually sat at this space as I write these words.
The sign I’ve chosen is made from acrylic, designed by me on the design section of the Signomatic website. Signs come in all shapes and sizes, made from all kinds of materials including brass, wood, plastic and aluminium, plus you can design wall stickers and decals for your home too. Essentially, the only limitation seems to be your imagination.
The design space on the website allows you to choose your material and sign size, then play around with font, borders, colours and more. Many signs have different options for fixing to the wall which include drilled holes, tape or screws. Once you’ve designed your sign and are happy with the end result, it’s simple to order and the sign arrives a few days later.
I chose mine with some drilled holes so I could thread some string through it and hang as you see now. You could actually drill into the wall and fix it solidly if you needed to.
Couldn’t be easier right? My sign cost around £30, but that’s because it’s acrylic. Prices vary depending on size and the material used. Where would you like a sign? I had thought about putting a big brass sign in the kitchen (there are different finishes in the brass making it very on-trend). Or how about something for the bathroom – a wooden ‘Get Naked’ sign maybe? Honestly, you can have such fun with this, and if you love adding something cute and quirky to your home decor, this is the perfect site to have a play around with. Why not try out their door signs for some more inspiration?
I’m really happy with my newly tidied and streamlined work space. I need a few more bits for the noticeboard, but that will come with time as I start to use the space more. The Bonjour sign is a cute accessory that adds a little fun to the area, and makes me smile when I sit down to work.
What sign would you create for your home?
Images: All copyright Jen Stanbrook
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