When you think of monograms do you think of old fashioned white on white linens that your grandmother may have had?
If so, then think again…these are not your grandmother’s monograms that are growing in popularity these days!
We all think of monograming scarves, jewelry, trays and hand towels, but monogramming can be a form of personalization that provides a sense of style – be it traditional, modern or shabby chic.
Personalization through monogramming has become a large part of our world.
We have handbags with designer’s initials emitting a sense of prestige all the way down to personalized phone covers creating a sense of individuality.
But what about our homes? Are you willing to go LARGE with your monograms?
How about monogramming a lampshade?
This monogrammed headboard creates a beautiful focal point for this hot pink room.
Go bold or go home, right?
I love these wooden monograms that are currently available on the market.
This one has been painted a nice white contrasting against these gray doors making a wonderful headboard.
Here’s one painted and hung on the front door! Aren’t they great?!!
The monogram was originally reserved for the rich as a symbol of power, family and money.
Well, get out of town, because today’s monogram is now a super chic home decorating tool everyone can use.
They are showing up all over the home, even on fine dinnerware.
It might seem straightforward but monograms do have rules attached to them as to how they are used and where they are placed.
Refer to Monogram Rules & Placement http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/elprojects/pdf/pr1352.pdf
The three-letter monogram is still the most used design.
Styles vary but script lettering is still the most popular, maybe because it reads posh and expensive!
Block lettering styles are also popular and mostly used to portray simplicity and contemporary, commonly used for men.
Monograms – The Order of the Initials – is also very important.
(Get this wrong and you will be laughed out of the monogram world.)
There are two main design structures:
A large initial in the middle and two smaller initials on either side. The middle larger initial is ALWAYS the surname initial.
The smaller initial on the left is the first name initial and the smaller initial on the right is the second name initial.
Where initials are the same size, the first name, second name and surname initials remain in that order.
Decisions about which style to use often depend on the size of the object you are monogramming or the impact you want to create.
Tis the season for brides and grooms, and monogramming wedding gifts is always a nice gesture.
Consider some of these ideas…linen dinner napkins,
or laser cut wooden monograms.
Isn’t it time to create a style of your own with a monogram?
With so many options, you can’t go wrong!!
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