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Decorating with Letters and Words - Thoughts?

This is a trend that's been around for a while now, and also one that we go back and forth on all the time. Letters and words around the home (whether in the form of decals, vintage marquee letters, or old printing press parts, etc) can be a nice decorative touch when done right, or can come off as kind of hokey and staged when done wrong. Our pet peeve would be words that tell you what to do in relation to the room, such as "eat" in the kitchen, or "relax" in the bedroom. We can usually manage that without the visual cue, thank you. However, a letter or two (perhaps your initials?) or a word or phrase with personal meaning can look great. We also like how the letters for "love" in this photo are kind of broken up amongst the coves above, adding some more visual interest. What say you on this trend? Let us know in the comments.