Wood signs are a popular decor item and come in a variety of styles that can be used in any room in your house.
There are a few members of the Artisan Shopping Directory who make wood signs, and this guide will take you through some of the options for decorating your home both inside and out using wooden signs.
Table of Contents
- 1. Use wood signs to set the stage at the entryway.
- 2. Decorate with wood signs to set the tone in the entryway and front hall.
- 3. Decorating with wood signs in the bathroom for humor and practicality.
- 4. Reinforce family values with wood signs in the family room.
- 5. Add style to the kitchen and laundry rooms with wood signs.
- 6. Reflect your interests using fun wood sign decor for man caves and craft rooms.
- 7. Create cozy spaces in the kids’ and parents’ bedrooms with wood signs.
1. Use wood signs to set the stage at the entryway.
Wood signs can be used to welcome guests and to set the tone in the entryway inside. Alix of Simply LaMayed on Etsy makes signs and door decor, and has these Welcome signs in her shop. These are made with a letter “O” that you can change depending on what time of the year it is, so it’s versatile. You can stand these up on your front porch to welcome visitors.
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Alix also has these Welcome signs that are a simple greeting. This style is a clean, traditional look that would go with any type of interior decor.
If you want to hang a sign instead of leaning it, you can get a wood version of a wreath. Alix makes these in several styles and they’ll make a nice impression on people entering the home.
If you’re not so eager to welcome people (when I think someone is coming to my door I hide) you can get this sign from Home Branded to hang outside. It makes “no” sound nice, and might save you a few trips to the door.
2. Decorate with wood signs to set the tone in the entryway and front hall.
When you get inside the house, you can use wood signs to decorate the entryway with some whimsical elements, or send a message to, or about, your family.
This home coordinates sign is available from Destiny at Home Branded. It can be personalized with the latitude and longitude of your home’s location. I would have taught my kids this so that if someone asked their address they would be able to confuse people. But that’s just me. This kind of sign is fun to hang in the front hallway, or you could put it on a table in the entryway.
These cute wood shelf sitters are from Simply LaMayed and would be a nice addition to an entry hall table during the leadup to Halloween. Wood signs and decor can be used for seasonal decorating as well as for year-round decor ideas.
These rustic wood blocks with a Pumpkin Patch sign are also from Simply LaMayed, and would be a pretty entryway detail during the Autumn season. The tabletop wood signs and decorations are nice because you can move them around and you don’t need to worry about nailing things into the walls to hang them up.
This Christmas sign from Home Branded would be nice in the entryway during the Christmas season. It could be hung from a door, a tabletop Christmas tree, or it could stand on a table on its own.
These customized name signs from Home Branded would look cute hung inside the home’s entryway as guests come in. They would also work in the family room or in a farmhouse style kitchen.
3. Decorating with wood signs in the bathroom for humor and practicality.
Using wood signs in the bathroom is a way to carry the farmhouse style throughout the house, and can add a touch of humor or remind the kids to wash their hands!
This sign from Leann Lovett reminds kids (and adults) to wash their hands. It’s a friendly reminder and a nice decorative element in the bathroom. I would hang it on the back of the door so that people have to look at it before they leave…
For over the toilet, you might want to hang this eye chart that will (maybe) remind certain individuals to make an effort. This sign is from Home Branded.
Another sign from Leann Lovett is more of an encouragement and not a reminder…This one would be nice to hang near the tub to remind people to take some time to relax.
4. Reinforce family values with wood signs in the family room.
The family room is another place where wood signs can be displayed with a variety of messages that reflect the family. Choose signs that reflect the family name, values, hobbies, and pets, and use them in different places including on the wall, on tabletops, mantels, and propped on book shelves. Wood signs are a good way to express the personality of your family.
This laser cut sign from Lasercraftni is a different style of wood sign that can be displayed on a tabletop where the family and the dogs hang out. (Lastercraftni is located in the UK and you should check on shipping availability since shipping varies by location.)
This wood sign with a chicken wire overlay would be cute in the family room or the kitchen, and is available at Simply LaMayed.
These signs from Leann Lovett remind everyone to take time to breathe, and reinforce the messages that you want the family to keep top of mind. These ones would look nice on the fireplace mantel or sitting on a shelf.
5. Add style to the kitchen and laundry rooms with wood signs.
Wood signs can be easily incorporated into farmhouse kitchen decor, and even if your style isn’t rustic, a white sign with plain black lettering can add a modern touch. Signs in the laundry room are a cute way to make the space look less utilitarian, even if that’s 100% what the room is.
These signs from Leann Lovett are great for adding some personality to your kitchen…
…As are these from Home Branded. Whether they’re hung on the wall or placed on a shelf or the kitchen counter, they add some individuality to your home and will fit with most decorating styles.
This laundry sign from Home Branded can be customized with your name to personalize the space.
This one from Leann Lovett is a font that would fit into both a rustic style and a more modern look. Putting these signs on a shelf over the washer and dryer can make doing the laundry a little less tedious.
6. Reflect your interests using fun wood sign decor for man caves and craft rooms.
Putting decorative signs in hobby rooms and bar areas can add a fun touch to the space. There’s a long tradition of wood signs in bars, and the “den” area of any house can be used for the man cave, hobby room, or crafting area. Lastercraftni has a lot of signs that would work in these parts of the house.
7. Create cozy spaces in the kids’ and parents’ bedrooms with wood signs.
For any type of farmhouse style, wood signs can be used to customize bedrooms or add inspirational messages. Add them to the wall above the bed, or stand them on a shelf or on top of a dresser. A nice message on a wood sign can add a soothing touch to the room, and a lot of these can be used in both kids’ rooms and in the parents’ room too.
These signs are from Leann Lovett. Leann also makes the svg cutting files to make these types of wood signs for yourself, so you can buy them ready-made or make something similar as a DIY project.
Leann also makes this Once Upon A Time sign that would be good for a little girl’s room…
…And this customizable name sign by Home Branded would be sweet for a baby’s nursery.
Using wood signs to decorate your home is a timeless way to personalize your home decor. Wood signs have been popular for years, and will continue to be popular. They warm up a home’s decor and make the rooms more human and less sterile.
Check out the wood signs and other home decor items from the Artisan Shopping Directory members here: Home and Living, Art and Collectibles, and Vintage Finds.
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