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Decorating with number and alphabet letters have fashionably come and gone, and come back around full circle again. And done right, they add old-school charm and can really make a unique impact on a room, depending on what the letters spell out, or the numbers may signify to you. I think they’re fun and very personal gifts for good friends and family too. Here’s a round up of a few of my favorite uses for decorating with your ABC’s and 123’s.

More decorating ideas after the jump!

**Top image Alphabet Paperweights available from West Elm.


  • Vintage-Inspired Decor. 1 of 11
    Vintage-Inspired Decor.
    Vintage-inspired style tips decorating with numbers from Ikea.
    Photo credit: Ikea.
  • DIY Cabinet. 2 of 11
    DIY Cabinet.
    Easy DIY idea - stencil numbers or alphabet letters to a vintage dresser or storage cabinet. Looks great and a fun way to get organized.
    Photo credit: Impressionen.
  • Vintage Bus Tickets. 3 of 11
    Vintage Bus Tickets.
    Pottery Barn created artwork replicas of vintage bus tickets, perfectly detailed, down to the rubbed, faded sections and over-stamped type.
    Available at Pottery Barn, $159.
  • Numerical Headboard. 4 of 11
    Numerical Headboard.
    Having trouble sleeping? Maybe a numerical headboard would help you count the sheep until you drift off to sleep.
    Photo credit: Jornada Lane.
  • Personalized Hand Towels. 5 of 11
    Personalized Hand Towels.
    I love these vintage looking personalized monogram letters on modern striped hand towels for the bath.
    Available at West Elm, $10.
  • Numbered Chairbacks. 6 of 11
    Numbered Chairbacks.
    This kitchen-diner area has a quirky feel, thanks to the display of wall clocks and numbered chairs.
    Photo credit: House to Home.
  • Keep Track of Your Cup. 7 of 11
    Keep Track of Your Cup.
    Home Grown Monogram Mugs from Anthropologie -- round up a letter for everyone in the family for a pretty collection.
    Available at Anthropologie, $8.
  • Vintage Numbers DIY. 8 of 11
    Vintage Numbers DIY.
    Great DIY for numbered drawers from the Lettered Cottage; and vintage gas price signs make for a fun collection.
    Photo credits:
    Photo credit: The Lettered Cottage and Poppytalk.
  • Kids Room Decor. 9 of 11
    Kids Room Decor.
    Bright white and cute red vintage numbers decorate this adorable and well organized children's room.
    Photo credit: Design*Sponge.
  • Quiet…Napping Area. 10 of 11
    Quiet...Napping Area.
    DIY Shutter Headboard with Quiet sign from vintage letters is perfect for a napping area.
    Photo credit: HGTV.
  • DIY Alphabet Headboard. 11 of 11
    DIY Alphabet Headboard.
    Create a great children's headboard from vintage letters spelling out their name.
    Photo credit: Shelterness.

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Victoria Smith is editor of sfgirlbybay, one of the West Coast’s leading lifestyle and interior design blogs, featuring affordable, vintage-inspired and bohemian modern decor ideas. You can follow sfgirlbybay on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

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