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 11Vintage-inspired style tips decorating with numbers from Ikea.
Photo credit: Ikea.
DIY Cabinet. 2 of 11Easy 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 11Pottery 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 11Having 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 11I love these vintage looking personalized monogram letters on modern striped hand towels for the bath.
Available at West Elm, $10.
Numbered Chairbacks. 6 of 11This 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 11Home 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
Kids Room Decor. 9 of 11Bright white and cute red vintage numbers decorate this adorable and well organized children's room.
Photo credit: Design*Sponge.
Quiet…Napping Area. 10 of 11DIY Shutter Headboard with Quiet sign from vintage letters is perfect for a napping area.
Photo credit: HGTV.
DIY Alphabet Headboard. 11 of 11Create 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.