Tin Signs: A Retro Icon in Contemporary Decorating

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We are a generation of Do-It-Yourselfers. With the recent popularity of the home decorating shows, comes the desire to change the look and feel of your living space. Paint is no longer enough. The difference between just ok and perfect is in the choice of the décor accessories you choose to complement the new paint. But how do you chose just the right item to bring together the room's new look? The answer is 'Tin Signs'.

Tin signs are a versatile, vibrant, and eye catching solution. Tin signs are the art pieces that will tie your new look all together. The huge variety of themes that are available for selection makes it easy to find just the right look for your décor. They are perfect for defining a space or setting just the right tone in your home. No matter how large or small the space you want to define, there is a tin sign to match it. For example: Tin signs can be used to create a coffee lovers spot in a corner of your home.

Along with becoming weekend decorating warriors, we are also a generation of coffee drinkers. One coffee maker in the home is no longer enough. It is not uncommon to find espresso makers, cappuccino makers, and bean grinders all taking up space on the kitchen counter. Why not take all of these appliances and create a 'coffee nook' by placing framed coffee themed Tin Signs, arranged in groups of 3's or 4's, in a corner of your kitchen or den? There are several 'coffee' orientated signs to choose from in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. These artful signs will give your nook its own definition and sense of style.

Use your tin signs to serve as accent to your chosen color scheme. By using multiples of 3 or more signs, framed in a complementary color as the background or matte, you can bring out the background colors of the chosen base paint. Choose a complementary colored frame for all 3 signs to accent the background hue, or, use differently framed and colored Tin Signs to add contrasting flashes of color.

They can also be used to add color to a neutral space by framing the signs with a black, brown, or tan frame and allowing the vibrant colors of the Tin Signs themselves to provide tone to your space.

Another suggestion is to choose the paint to complement the colors found in your favorite Tin Sign thus allowing the sign itself to become the focal point within the room.

Because of their colorful yet durable nature, tin signs a perfect for use in decorating a child's room. Thomas the Tank Engine has created a horde of young train love. Use these signs to add colorful locomotives as complementary wall accessories.

The uses for these nostalgic signs are as varied as the types of signs available. Each sign can create its own realm of possibilities of use and design. With tin signs, the sky is the limit.
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