Whatever your home is like, antique signs are a stylish finishing touch to your interior or exterior decoration. Whether youve embraced contemporary, coastal or cottage living, or something more eclectic, they add a unique focal point to any room or garden. Antique signs are often reclaimed or architectural salvage and can be a one of a kind addition to your home.
Door Numbers, Plaques and Signs
Door signs and plaques are great for both interior and exterior use. From antique plaques saying ‘Mind your head to a ‘Ladies or ‘Gents sign for the bathroom, theyre both useful and humorous. How about a ‘Keep out sign for someones shed or man cave? Or a ‘Private sign for your office door? Alternatively, add some style to your front door with a brass nameplate or an Edwardian house number plaque.
Retro Advertising Hoardings
Vintage enamel adverts make unusual wall art for your home. Art Deco food ads originally adorned grocers shops, these days theyre the perfect focal point for your kitchen or dining room. Victorian and Edwardian adverts use delightfully formal language and make a quirky addition to any living space or bedroom. Hunt out a brand you love and add a unique finish to your interior design.
Warning Notices and Road Signs
Road signs and warning notices bring some shabby chic to garden settings or eclectic interiors. Whether theyre written in English or another language, they are often a humorous addition to your home too. If you want a touch of sophistication, French road signs, in their familiar dark blue and white, add some ‘je ne sais quoi to your surroundings.
Pub, Shop and Cinema Signs
Reclaimed business signage is an unusual addition to interior and exterior decoration. From 1970s cinema marquee lettering to original barbershop poles, youre unlikely to find anyone else with something similar. For unusual lamps or lighting solutions, look out for light boxes. These tend to be made of semi-transparent Perspex and look great hanging on a wall.