Creating wall quotes and wall lettering for your office or retail shop can be both cost effective for decorating, as well as a fantastic personal touch to the decorating space. The same process we are going to describe below can be used for rooms in residential, educational facilities or hospitals.
STEP ONE: What do you want to say?
A popular choice for using wall quotes in an office is to display your mission statement or a vision for the company.
In a retail store, perhaps you are trying to capture the essence of your store, and then using either a quote from a person that matches your store identity, or alternatively you could just use emotive words.
There are so many ideas. For a pet shop or a vet clinic you could have animal related wall quotes. This gives the people in the waiting room something to read and is a fun and emotional way to decorate the waiting room.
For a sports store or sports injury clinic, you could have sports, achievements in sports, or simply words to decorate. A cool idea would be to have various sporting guiness world records dotted around the shop/clinic.
STEP 2: What colour and font?
Choosing a colour is easier than choosing a font. You need to focus on what will be readable to customers entering the shop, or staff entering the office. Do you have corporate colours? Think about matching the wall quote to your corporate colours.
Sticking with block, upright fonts will be easier to read than cursive running writing, but then running/ hand writing fonts have more feeling than block fonts.
STEP 3: What size?
If you have a large wall space, or multiple walls, then the main consideration for size is whether the wall quote will be lost on the wall. If you have a pre determined size, then making the wall lettering fit the space will be a little easier.
STEP 4: How to design it?
If you have word or photoshop or another graphics program, you could play with size, fonts and colours yourself.
If you do not have access to these tools, then simply writing a brief is a good start- that includes the words, the size space you have to decorate, and possible style such as modern/ contemporary/ rustic etc. You can forward the brief to a wall quote specialist like Cool Art Vinyl and they can mock up a design for you.
STEP 5: Ordering and Installing
Whether designed by yourself or with a wall quote business, the next step is to choose whether to self install the wall quote, or to have someone install the design for you.
It is very possible to install wall quotes yourself and the most important thing is to see the installation as a project. You need to plan it out, get the right tools and then set aside some time to do the actual installation.
We have a few articles and videos on installing wall quotes that include:
If you have any questions or ideas about using wall quotes or wall lettering in your office, retail shop, home or clinic then feel to contact us to discuss.
For ideas for wall quotes you can checkout out wallquotes.com.au