Your Décor: Put a Monogram

A number of you may be too young to remember Laverne and Shirley, but I always had a fascination with the way Laverne needed a cursive”L” on everything she wore. It started a love of monograms for me personally; they started Bermuda bag covers and still make their way on my favorite L.L. Bean ship tote bags.

There is something very royal about monogramming items around the home. Here are a few fantastic opportunities to place your stamp in each room of the home.

Emily Johnston Larkin

1. On the back of a dining chair. When I spied this chair I instantly thought of Laverne. Employing a oversized single initial on the back of a dining chair is a daring move. You could have one for every member of your family with every person’s first initial in their very own chair.

Emily A. Clark

2. On throw cushions. What’s far better than one monogrammed throw cushion? Pillows throw.

The Shabby Nest

3. About the headboard. If your kids share a room, this is an enjoyable way to mark their territories.

Chris Kauffman

4. On the headboard. If a major trip to the upholsterer’s is not in the cards, then add a stencil over the headboard. This is a simple DIY job that costs very little.

5. On your bedding. These bedspreads possess an elegant resort feel thanks to their easy trim and monograms.

Amy Lambert Lee

6. In a framework. Preserve and revel in a classic handkerchief, dresser scarf or doily with a monogram by framing it and hanging it on the wall.

Designing Domesticity

7. On the bedroom door. A name on the door is frequently a design movement for a child’s room, but a sophisticated monogram functions for adults, too.


8. On a Roman shade. The monogram on this one punctuates the fabric. I believe this might look smashing with my coordinating ship tote hanging those hooks nearby.

Erdreich Architecture, P.C.

9. In a backsplash. When I had a castle in Scotland, I imagine the tile in my kitchen could have a wonderful cursive”H” within the range like this.

10. On the desk. Why not admire your first as you work? This is a great move for a kid’s room, too.

Shannon Berrey Design

11. On a lampshade. I would have thought of this when I had not been hunting Houzz for monograms. This is just another project which can be achieved with a few proficient stenciling.

Munger Interiors

12. About the tissue box. Here’s a subtle way to place your monogram in the bathroom.

Cravotta Interiors

13. On the back of your lush home theater chairs. I acknowledge, not a lot people have them, but if I ever do someday, I will have to monogram them.

Jamie Herzlinger

14. On your towels. This is most likely the most popular usage of a monogram around the home, and it is still a great one. This is also a good opportunity to do something just a little goofy if you want. As an example, if your name is Becky, you can monogram your towels with”Chez Beck.”

The Lettered Cottage

15. Over the fireplace. In case your room is lacking a mantle, think about adding your first in a circle.

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