Design Crush | Monograms

Once reserved for royalty, monograms were identifying symbols of status. Today, we can all live like a queens and kings by incorporating classic monograms in the home. Don't stop with monogrammed bath towels, create a distinctive monogram and let your imagination run wild.  If you're stuck for inspiration, perhaps these ideas will help you get started!

The understated beauty of a monogram. A single gold initial stitched onto a black linen shade is  unique and unexpected. The ultimate in perfection.

You've got monogrammed bath towels, so why not a monogrammed shower curtain? Check out Ballard Designs for two versions -- the classic (above) and another made from burlap with bullion fringe!

Design your own custom monogram upholstery fabric with the help of companies like Spoonflower. You'll have a one-of-a-kind, personalized chair, couch, curtains, duvet cover -- the possibilities and endless!

Make a personal statement on old cabinet doors with a fresh coat of paint and monogram knobs. These classic ceramic knobs look like they were made for this vintage glass-front cabinet.

Monogrammed guest soaps are sweet, but who actually uses them? These soy cube candles can be engraved with a monogram or full name. A stylish idea for the bathroom and much more practical!

Thanks to these adhesive vinyl wall decals, you don't need to be an artist to create an elegant wall monogram. This rustic antler monogram will add a touch of class to any room!

Monograms have even made the leap to upholstered dining room chairs. You can also get the same look for less with monogrammed slipcovers.

Welcome guests with a monogrammed door mat that says they have definitely arrived at your place! Make a copycat version with a plain coir mat, paints, a monogram stencil and painter's tape.

WARNING: While monograms are fabulous design details, it's easy to get carried away. When used in measured doses, monograms are a great way to personalize any room of your house!

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